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Sikorsky S-129 SkyTank: Secret US Nuclear Strike Helicopter?
With Sikorsky X-2 type, 8-blade, steerable, foldable coaxial rotor, 12-channel Mindstorms/PF RC-control, 2 turbofan/ 2 turboshaft engines driven by 2 PF XL motors, 2 50mm, 6-barrel, electric, belt-fed Gatling gun turrets, 32 FFAR-, 8 Hellfire-, 6 Sidewinder-, 4 AMRAAM-, 4 Tomahawk-, 2 ICBM missiles (all spring driven shooting), flaps, ailerons, airbrakes, elevator, folding wing, tricycle landing gear, ramp, bomb bay door, cargo winch (all powered), 2 Bionicle pilots in working ejector seats, in Scale=1:10
About this creation
*Warning: this is an extremely lengthy post under construction. If you are interested, check for updates periodically.

1 Introduction and inspiration

Since the release of the Snowden files, there are hints that Sikorsky division of Lockheed-Martin works on a DARPA-financed top secret project named SkyTank creating a helicopter with more destructive power than any other military helicopters ever – combined.
There is a serious concern that in case of the military alliance combining Russian nuclear technology with Chinese GDP and population, the USA will be heavily outgunned – second time in its history since the war of 1812 with England. Effective alliance of these dictatoric-ruled, aggressive, mighty powers can erase American lifestyle and western democracies from the face of the Earth once for all. To prevent this, USA needs more effective, hard-to-catch Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launcher platforms to maintain credible threat of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), even facing numerically superior nuclear forces.
Therefore DARPA resurrected the idea of aerial launched ICBMs from C130 Hercules aborted in mid-1980s because of enormous costs. In the modernized version, heavy, fast helicopters will serve as doomsday ICBM carriers. This is made possible by latest developments in fast helicopter technology started with Sikorsky X-2 prototype, and perfected in Sikorsky S-97 Raider:


Figure 1: Sikorsky S-97 Raider

The development process will reach its peak in Sikorsky S-129 SkyTank:
- S-129 SkyTank can carry 12 Tomahawk Block III cruise missiles with 12 W88 100kt warheads (four stage modular Teller-Ulam devices). Alternatively, it can carry 2 mini ICBMs with 5500km range and triple MIRVs plus 4 Tomahawk Block III cruise missiles with 10 W88 100kt warheads in total. This ordnance is enough to cover one big metropolis in Chinese seaside.
- It does not need hard-to defend runways, all strip malls can be used as concealed ICBM bases
- It has comparable speed to C-130 Hercules and its range can be also extended with aerial refill.
- It has serious secondary armament to repulse heavy ground- or aerial attacks.
- It has considerable maintenance-on-field capacity, in case of infrastructure gets destroyed.
- Its modular layout allows to complete wide range of missions besides nuclear deterrence: ASW, SAR, aerial support, dropship, COIN, sky crane tasks.

It was really hard task to model this highly complex and expensive war machine in the Brick Universe from the very limited information available (many features base on my best guess). Designing my SkyTank MOC in scale 1:10 took 71 days (and 2.5 years of preliminary experimenting), and resulted in 31688 bricks, 13 RC power functions, 48 local power functions, 26 manual functions and 28 non-working features:


Figure 2: Functional overview of SkyTank
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Figure 3: Left cutaway view of SkyTank
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2 Action screenshots of SkyTank

*For considerable part of rendering and artwork, very special thanks to C BigBoy99899


Figure 4: SkyTank in desert landing brownout
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Figure 5: SkyTank in low pass during jungle night fighting
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Figure 6: Jungle deployment of special forces from SkyTank
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Figure 7: Dropping commando from SkyTank
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Figure 8: Roll out 155mm Airborne Self Propelled Howitzer (ASPH) from SkyTank
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Figure 9: 155mm Airborne Self Propelled Howitzer (ASPH) firing long range salvo
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Figure 10: Paramotor Buggy Scout (PBG) is loaded into Skytank
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Figure 11: ParaBuggy air-craned down by SkyTank via bomb bay door
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Figure 12: HoverGyro folded loading into SkyTank
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Figure 13: HoverGyro in action
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Figure 14: Load master and technician from 101st Airborne load Parasite Drone Helicopter (PDH) into SkyTank
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Figure 15: Dogfight happened between Americans and Chinese at Oct 12, 2049, Siege of the Bund, Battle of Shanghai, WWIII
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While group of SkyTanks of 101st Airborne approach the landing zone, two CHAIC WZ-19 light attack compound helicopters of the Elite 4th Helicopter Regiment of Beijing set up an ambush, hiding in a partially collapsed parking building. The surprised American heavy units start to drop PDH via bomb bay door to counter the attack. The PDH is just starting its turboshaft engines, and centrifugal force of spinning-up rotors will open folded rotor blades. The daylight darkness is due to nuclear winter.


Figure 16: Loading Commando Hoverboat (CHB) into SkyTank
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Figure 17: Sky crane down CHB in enemy fire from SkyTank
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Figure 18: Sky crane down Diver Delivery Vehicle (DDV) from SkyTank
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Figure 19: Navy Seals Diver with rebreather and sniper rifle jumps from open cargo ramp of SkyTank
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Figure 20: Diver Delivery Vehicle carrying 2 ASW torpedoes in shallow water
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Figure 21: SkyTank in SkyCrane layout airlifts M777 155mm Light Towed Howitzer
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Figure 22: M777 155mm Light Towed Howitzer in action
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Figure 23: Family day at 101st Airborne
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There is a minifig at the nose wheel: you can get a picture about the size of SkyTank MOC…

3 Technical details of SkyTank

*This part is technical and for helicopter builders with at least some experience. If you do not understand how do helicopter controls work, you can find an excellent summary at: www.aviastar.org

**In the forthcoming technical description, functional parts of SkyTank are referenced by numbers which can be found on technical drawings attached

***Parts of SkyTank are color-coded by their function:
- Yellow: Manual handles of working functions, Rotor blade tips
- Gray/Black: Static parts
- White: Dynamic parts
- Dark blue: Seat of pilot
- Light blue: Cargo bay module
- Red: Triggers of weapons/On board data recorder
- Orange: Solid fuel rocket motors
- Dark green: Cargo ramp module


Figure 24: Longitudinal section of forward part of SkyTank
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Figure 25: Longitudinal section of middle part of SkyTank
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Figure 26: Longitudinal section of rear part of SkyTank
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3.1 Dynamic systems of SkyTank

3.1.1 Main rotor

The world’s most widely used coaxial helicopter rotor is developed by Kamov. Its newest version can be seen on Kamov Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopter. Kamov’s rotor is a complex mechanical device performing many control- and automatic stabilization functions, which are performed by electronic tools at other helicopters. You can see an excellent animation about its working here.


Figure 27: Kamov’s coaxial rotor

In Lego Technic, we can model such a complex device with very strong simplification within reasonable dimensions. In two of my earlier MOCs I managed to model Kamov’s rotor retaining basic controls (collective, cyclic, differential collective yaw) in scale 1:10:
- Coaxial Personal Aerial Vehicle
- Ultralight Coaxial Attack Helicopter
However these coaxial rotor solutions and their drivetrain are not very compact for light crafts, which destroys aesthetics, moreover their controls are not very suitable for applying full RC control.

Therefore I turned towards modeling Sikorsky X-2-type coaxial rotor. It is more compact mechanically than Kamov’s rotor, having tubular coaxial rotor hub which contains all, swashplates (RXX), blade pitch arms (RXX)/rods (RXX) in its well-defended internal cavity. Moreover, its blades (RXX) are more rigid and closer to each other. These result in more robustness, less drag and much higher speed than Kamov’s rotor. However, X-2 rotor requires much more complex electronic servo controls just to prevent breaking it, besides steering.


Figure 28: Overview of Sikorsky X-2 type coaxial main rotor of SkyTank
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3.1.1.1 Drivetrain

Figure 29: Drivetrain of SkyTank
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3.1.1.2 Collective blade pitch control

Figure 30: Collective blade pitch control of SkyTank
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3.1.1.3 Cyclic blade pitch control

Figure 31: Cyclic blade pitch control of SkyTank
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3.1.1.4 Differential collective yaw control

Figure 32: Differential collective yaw control of SkyTank
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3.1.1.5 Mid-rotor rotating AEW radar domes

Figure 33: Mid-rotor rotating AEW radar domes of SkyTank
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3.1.1.6 Rotor-top rotating sensor dome

Figure 34: Rotor-top rotating sensor dome of SkyTank
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3.1.1.7 Main rotor folding

Figure 35: Main rotor folding of SkyTank
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3.1.2 Level flight controls

3.1.2.1 Leading edge flaps

Figure 36: Leading edge flaps of SkyTank
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3.1.2.2 Ailerons
Figure 37: Ailerons of SkyTank
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3.1.2.3 Airbrakes

Figure 38: Airbrakes of SkyTank
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3.1.2.4 Elevator

Figure 39: Elevator of SkyTank
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3.1.2.5 Differential engine thrust rudder

Figure 40: Differential engine thrust rudder of SkyTank
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3.1.2.6 Wing folding mechanism

Figure 41: Wing folding mechanism of SkyTank
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3.1.3 Engines

3.1.3.1 Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM-822 variable pitch afterburning turbofans

Figure 42: Variable pitch afterburning turbofan of SkyTank
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Figure 43: Internals of variable pitch afterburning turbofan of SkyTank
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3.1.3.2 LHTEC 1200 turboshafts

Figure 44: Turboshaft of SkyTank
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Figure 45: Internals of turboshaft engines of SkyTank
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3.1.3.3 Central servo system

Figure 46: Central servo system of SkyTank
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3.1.3.4 Aerial refueling system

Figure 47: Aerial refueling system of SkyTank
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3.1.4 Landing gears

3.1.4.1 Nose landing gear

Figure 48: Nose landing gear of SkyTank
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3.1.4.2 Main landing gears

Figure 49: Main landing gears of SkyTank
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3.1.5 Cargo systems

3.1.5.1 Main cargo winches

Figure 50: Main cargo winches of SkyTank
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3.1.5.2 Cargo bay module

Figure 51: Cargo bay module jettison of SkyTank
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3.1.5.3 Auxiliary cargo/personal rescue winch

Figure 52: Auxiliary cargo/personal rescue winches of SkyTank
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3.1.5.4 Bomb bay door

Figure 53: Bomb bay doors of SkyTank
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3.1.5.5 Cargo ramp module

Figure 54: Cargo ramp module jettison system of SkyTank
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Figure 55: Cargo ramp module of SkyTank
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3.2 Avionics of SkyTank

3.2.1 Rotating glass domes of IR cameras

Figure 56: Rotating glass domes of IR cameras of SkyTank
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3.2.2 4-channel fly-by-wire signal generator and dual control columns

Figure 57: 4-channel fly-by-wire signal generator and dual control columns of SkyTank
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3.2.3 Motorized windscreen wipers

Figure 58: Motorized windscreen wipers of SkyTank
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3.2.4 Front instrument panel and HUDS

Figure 59: Front instrument panel and HUDS of SkyTank
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3.2.5 Rear instrument panel

Figure 60: Rear instrument panel of SkyTank
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3.2.6 Rotor top rotating glass dome

Figure 61: Rotor top rotating glass dome of SkyTank
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3.2.7 Mid-rotor rotating AEW radar dome

Figure 62: Mid-rotor rotating AEW radar dome of SkyTank
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3.2.8 Cargo camera system

Figure 63: Cargo camera system of SkyTank
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3.2.9 Antennae and navigation lights

Figure 64: Antennae and navigation lights of SkyTank
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3.3 Accrual systems of SkyTank

3.3.1 Ejector seat

Figure 65: Ejector seats of SkyTank
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3.3.2 Aircrew rescue parachute

Figure 66: Aircrew rescue parachute of SkyTank
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3.3.3 Aircrew rescue life raft

Figure 67: Aircrew rescue life raft of SkyTank
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3.3.4 On board data recorder

Figure 68: On board data recorder of SkyTank
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3.4 Armament of SkyTank
Figure 69: 1.0-megaton ordnance layout of SkyTank
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Figure 70: 1.2-megaton ordnance layout of SkyTank
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Figure 71: ASW ordnance layout of SkyTank
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3.4.1 50mm 6-barrel Gatling gun turrets


Figure 72: Forward gun turret emplacement of SkyTank
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Figure 73: Rear gun turret emplacement of SkyTank
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Figure 74: Armored rotating shell magazines of SkyTank
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Figure 75: Azimuth/Elevation gears of Gatling guns of SkyTank
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Figure 76: Recoiling chassis of Gatling guns of SkyTank
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Figure 77: Dynamic parts of Gatling guns of SkyTank
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Figure 78: Basic mechanics of Gatling guns of SkyTank
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Figure 79: Firing cycle of Gatling guns of SkyTank
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3.4.2 160mm multiple FFAR rocket launchers

Figure 80: 160mm multiple FFAR rocket launchers of SkyTank
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3.4.3 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles

Figure 81: AGM-114 Hellfire missiles of SkyTank
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3.4.4 AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles

Figure 82: AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles of SkyTank
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3.4.5 AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles

Figure 83: AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles of SkyTank
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3.4.6 ASW Torpedoes

Figure 84: ASW Torpedoes of SkyTank
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3.4.7 Tomahawk Block III cruise missiles

Figure 85: Tomahawk Block III cruise missiles of SkyTank
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3.4.8 Mini Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles with triple MIRVs

Figure 86: Overview of Mini ICBMs of SkyTank
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Figure 87: Internal layout of Mini ICBMs of SkyTank
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Figure 88: Launching of Mini ICBMs of SkyTank
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Figure 89: Ignition of Mini ICBMs of SkyTank
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Figure 90: MIRVs of Mini ICBMs of SkyTank on orbit
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Figure 91: MIRVs of Mini ICBMs of SkyTank before detonation
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3.5 Internally carried vehicles of SkyTank

3.5.1 Land vehicles/weapons carried by SkyTank

3.5.1.1 155mm Airborne Self Propelled Howitzer with Auto Loader Trainable (ASPHALT)

Figure 92: 155mm Airborne Self Propelled Howitzer with Auto Loader Trainable (ASPHALT) on board SkyTank
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Figure 93: 155mm Airborne Self Propelled Howitzer with Auto Loader Trainable (ASPHALT) deployed
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3.5.1.2 Airborne Universal Low Truck (AULT)

Figure 94: Airborne Universal Low Truck (AULT) on board SkyTank
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Figure 95: Airborne Universal Low Truck (AULT) deployed
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3.5.1.3 Airborne Mobile Multiple Rocket Launcher (AMMRL)

Figure 96: Airborne Mobile Multiple Rocket Launcher (AMMRL) on board SkyTank
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Figure 97: Airborne Mobile Multiple Rocket Launcher (AMMRL) deployed
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3.5.1.4 Airborne Mobile Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher (AMSAML)

Figure 98: Airborne Mobile Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher (AMSAML) on board SkyTank
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Figure 99: Airborne Mobile Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher (AMSAML) deployed
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3.5.1.5 Airborne Mobile Cruise Missile Launcher (AMCML)

Figure 100: Airborne Mobile Cruise Missile Launcher (AMCML) on board SkyTank
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Figure 101: Airborne Mobile Cruise Missile Launcher (AMCML) deployed
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3.5.1.6 Airborne Mobile Phased Array Radar (AMPAR)

Figure 102: Airborne Mobile Phased Array Radar (AMPAR) on board SkyTank
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Figure 103: Airborne Mobile Phased Array Radar (AMPAR) deployed
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3.5.1.7 Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC)

Figure 104: Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC) on board SkyTank
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Figure 105: Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC) deployed
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3.5.1.8 Airborne All Terrain Transport (AATT)

Figure 106: Airborne All Terrain Transport (AATT) on board SkyTank
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Figure 107: Airborne All Terrain Transport (AATT) deployed
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3.5.1.9 ParaBuggy Scout (PBG)


Figure 108: ParaBuggy Scout (PBG) on board SkyTank
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Figure 109: ParaBuggy Scout (PBG) functions
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Figure 110: ParaBuggy Scout (PBG) in road mode
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3.5.2 Rotorcrafts carried by SkyTank

3.5.2.1 Hovercraft/autogyro transformer commando boat (HoverGyro)

Figure 111: Hovercraft/autogyro transformer commando boat (HoverGyro) loaded into SkyTank
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Figure 112: Hovercraft/autogyro transformer commando boat (HoverGyro) functions
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Figure 113: Hovercraft/autogyro transformer commando boat (HoverGyro) in desert
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3.5.2.2 Parasite Drone Helicopter (PDR)


Figure 114: Parasite Drone Helicopter (PDR) on board SkyTank
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Figure 115: Parasite Drone Helicopter (PDR) functions
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3.5.2.3 Personal Defender Helicopter (PDH)


Figure 116: Personal Defender Helicopter (PDH) functions
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3.5.3 Surface vessels carried by SkyTank

3.5.3.1 Commando Hoverboat (CHB)

Figure 117: Commando Hoverboat (CHB) functions
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3.5.4 Submarines carried by SkyTank

3.5.4.1 Diver Delivery Vehicle (DDV)

Figure 118: Diver Delivery Vehicle (DDV) functions
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3.6 Externally carried cargo of SkyTank

3.6.1 M777 155mm Light Towed Howitzer (M777)


Figure 119: M777 155mm Light Towed Howitzer (M777) airlifted by SkyTank
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Figure 120: M777 155mm Light Towed Howitzer (M777) functions
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4 Structural building techniques of SkyTank

4.1 Technic rod longerons + Technic lever frames + System plates airframe

Figure 121: Longitudinal section of cargo bay of SkyTank
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4.2 Double SNOT fully mechanized wing

Figure 122: Stub wing of SkyTank
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5 Dimensions of SkyTank

Figure 123: 3-plane view of SkyTank parked
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Figure 124: 3-plane view of SkyTank inflight
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Figure 125: 3-plane view of SkyTank folded
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- Number of building days: 71
- Main rotor diameter: 175.00 studs / 1400.00 mm / 55.12 in, Real size: 14.00 m / 45 ft 10.83 in
- Main rotor disc area: 2 × 24052.82 sqstuds / 15393.80 sqcm / 2386.04 sqinch, Real size: 2 × 153.94 sqm / 1654.80 sqfeet
- Rotor blades length: 78.00 studs / 624.00 mm / 24.57 in, Real size: 6.24 m / 20 ft 5.51 in
- Rotor blades chord: 7.00 studs / 56.00 mm / 2.20 in, Real size: 0.56 m / 1 ft 10.04 in
- Separation of counter-rotating rotor blades: 12.00 studs / 96.00 mm / 3.78 in, Real size: 0.96 m / 3 ft 1.77 in
- Total length (with axial positioned guns): 226.00 studs / 1808.00 mm / 71.18 in, Real size: 18.08 m / 59 ft 3.35 in
- Airframe length: 184.00 studs / 1472.00 mm / 57.95 in, Real size: 14.72 m / 48 ft 3.15 in
- Cargo bay internal length: 47.00 studs / 376.00 mm / 14.80 in, Real size: 3.76 m / 12 ft 3.94 in
- Cargo ramp length: 32.00 studs / 256.00 mm / 10.08 in, Real size: 2.56 m / 8 ft 4.72 in
- Wing span (without wingtip-mounted weapons): 111.00 studs / 888.00 mm / 34.96 in, Real size: 8.88 m / 29 ft 1.38 in
- Total width (with folded wings and rotor blades): 47.00 studs / 376.00 mm / 14.80 in, Real size: 3.76 m / 12 ft 3.94 in
- Airframe width: 21.00 studs / 168.00 mm / 6.61 in, Real size: 1.68 m / 5 ft 6.10 in
- Cargo bay internal width: 17.00 studs / 136.00 mm / 5.35 in, Real size: 1.36 m / 4 ft 5.51 in
- Total height: 70.00 studs / 560.00 mm / 22.05 in, Real size: 5.60 m / 18 ft 4.33 in
- Height with landing gear retracted: 62.50 studs / 500.00 mm / 19.69 in, Real size: 5.00 m / 16 ft 4.72 in
- Airframe height: 31.00 studs / 248.00 mm / 9.76 in, Real size: 2.48 m / 8 ft 1.57 in
- Cargo bay internal height: 16.00 studs / 128.00 mm / 5.04 in, Real size: 1.28 m / 4 ft 2.36 in

6 Unsolved issues of SkyTank


7 References

The Chinese CHAIC WZ-19 helicopter in WWIII scenes is my former Light Attack Compound Helicopter MOC:


Figure 126: Light Attack Compound Helicopter
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Building instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  April 27, 2018
Very cool "what may be" creation. Love it!
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  December 28, 2015
Quoting Nick Barrett Another amazing model; of course nukes come from subs, but this particular delivery system would be way cooler :-)
Thanks. Never say never regarding nukes. Think about several thousands of enginers developing them... In the days of the communism, Russians had a secret nuke launched from the hardpoint of centerline external fuel tank of a MIG-21 fighterplane. Of course, this could be a one way trip for the pilot...
 I like it 
  December 27, 2015
Another amazing model; of course nukes come from subs, but this particular delivery system would be way cooler :-)
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  December 2, 2015
Quoting Sphinx Rising58 I'll give you 5 for show & 0 for tactical data. I know Snowden comes across as a antihero for most uneducated noobs & malcontents, but he is a traitor through & through. This alleged "skytank" would never work, as for one the aircraft is much too slow, making it a easy target, at even long ranges. Two, with ICBMs capable of carrying multiple independently targetable MIRVS, we no longer need airborne aircraft to deliver Nukes. A sub sitting just off the coast of any nation can deliver multiple nukes within a matter of minutes & every modern navy has such subs. Any government worth anything, will routinely release disinformation in the form of state sponsored "leaks", to keep both their own population & foreign governments guessing what is real & what is made up. I know as I worked at Fort Bliss, Texas & White Sands, New Mexico missile testing ranges for over 10 years.
Bingo, you got the point, the whole thing was product of my fantasy and purely fictional (I hope there are mor guys recognized this). The reason I choose this is that people catch up some conteos more easily than difficult engineering discussion (that part will yet come...). There was only one real part in the story: in the 1980s there was a proposal for aerial launch ICBMs from C130 Hercules, to make the missile carrier hard to catch. But because of cost and complexity, it was cancelled, and instead of that railway box car-based ICBMs were developed and used shortly before the end of cold war.
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  December 2, 2015
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Where to begin?? This is an epic build and documentation. I've never seen anything this detailed before (except for your previous work, of course). You keep setting the bar higher so all us mortals can do is gawk in awe. The design is beautiful and the technical details are astounding. I could keep gushing all day. Phenomenal work!
Thanks Kurt, I hope I will have time to document all the technical details and partial models. There are some cookies for other MOCers in SkyTank: e.g. I managed to create double SNOT sweptback wings with full mechanics (leading edge flap, aileron, airbrake, hardpoints, folding).
 I like it 
  December 1, 2015
Where to begin?? This is an epic build and documentation. I've never seen anything this detailed before (except for your previous work, of course). You keep setting the bar higher so all us mortals can do is gawk in awe. The design is beautiful and the technical details are astounding. I could keep gushing all day. Phenomenal work!
Gabor Pauler
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Sphinx Rising58
  November 27, 2015
I'll give you 5 for show & 0 for tactical data. I know Snowden comes across as a antihero for most uneducated noobs & malcontents, but he is a traitor through & through. This alleged "skytank" would never work, as for one the aircraft is much too slow, making it a easy target, at even long ranges. Two, with ICBMs capable of carrying multiple independently targetable MIRVS, we no longer need airborne aircraft to deliver Nukes. A sub sitting just off the coast of any nation can deliver multiple nukes within a matter of minutes & every modern navy has such subs. Any government worth anything, will routinely release disinformation in the form of state sponsored "leaks", to keep both their own population & foreign governments guessing what is real & what is made up. I know as I worked at Fort Bliss, Texas & White Sands, New Mexico missile testing ranges for over 10 years.
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  November 26, 2015
Quoting Henrik Jensen An amazing warmachine, with true multirole capabilities. Very impressive in size too. I`ll be back to check out your updates.
Thanks.
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  November 26, 2015
An amazing warmachine, with true multirole capabilities. Very impressive in size too. I`ll be back to check out your updates.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting D H Simply an amazing post from the quality of the build and the many detailed scenarios depicted with other add on builds (the boat/buggy/howitzer, etc.), and the very cool technical specs cutaway drawings. Love it!
Thanks. I hope it will be even more impressive when I manage to finish the detail drawings and models.
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  November 23, 2015
Simply an amazing post from the quality of the build and the many detailed scenarios depicted with other add on builds (the boat/buggy/howitzer, etc.), and the very cool technical specs cutaway drawings. Love it!
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting killswitch95 [SNRK] nice so far, but of course, anything from you is over the top when it comes to real world functions.
Thanks. I would be careful with saying "real working functions". Such a big MOC probably would collapse under its own weight in the reality. It is sure for landing gear, and probably true for main rotor, regardless my best efforts to strenghten them. Structural rigidity of ABS and studs cannot compete with forged titanium and welding... Another thing is electronics: even newest Mindstorms set reperesents the technology level of mid-1980s, so it is pretty insufficient for such a complex model. It would require at least an S-brick with 256 channel CAN bus. I would define this model as playing around with a concept helicopter in LDD.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting Locutus 666 Im speechless by your always impressive builds! Perfect presentation aswell!
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  November 23, 2015
Im speechless by your always impressive builds! Perfect presentation aswell!
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  November 23, 2015
nice so far, but of course, anything from you is over the top when it comes to real world functions.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting Seaman SPb Epic work!
Thanks.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting Green helmet spanish AFOL Hell!!! It´s even better than a product brochure from any weapons manufacturer. 11 out of 10. Just incredible. Congratulations.
Thanks.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting c bigboy99899 Awesome work, best technic Build ever! Congratulations!!! And thanks for sharing with us!
Thanks. I am very grateful for your help in rendering. It really added value for presentation.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting Lo var Lachland Wow! I love the cutaways! Great work my friend!
Thanks.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Phenomenal work once again, Gabor! You've certainly been busy between developing and presenting a brand new and highly complex weapon system and integrating it with several previously posted MOCs. Will have to come back to go over the annotated cutaways, but I'm already very impressed.
Thanks.
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  November 23, 2015
Wow! I love the cutaways! Great work my friend!
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  November 23, 2015
Awesome work, best technic Build ever! Congratulations!!! And thanks for sharing with us!
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  November 23, 2015
Hell!!! It´s even better than a product brochure from any weapons manufacturer. 11 out of 10. Just incredible. Congratulations.
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  November 23, 2015
Epic work!
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  November 23, 2015
Phenomenal work once again, Gabor! You've certainly been busy between developing and presenting a brand new and highly complex weapon system and integrating it with several previously posted MOCs. Will have to come back to go over the annotated cutaways, but I'm already very impressed.
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting Stephan Niehoff Fantastic
Thanks.
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  November 23, 2015
Fantastic
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  November 23, 2015
Quoting killswitch95 [SNRK] UGGGGGH words, no pictures... 5/5, will be back...
There are lot of pictures and submodels. I continuosly upload them.
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  November 23, 2015
UGGGGGH words, no pictures... 5/5, will be back...
 
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