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Desert Rat by rOEN911 Desert Rat by rOEN911
The Tank, Cruiser, Mk VI or A15 Crusader was one of the primary British cruiser tanks of the early part Second World War and perhaps the most important British tank of the North African Campaign. The Crusader's mobility made it a favourite of British tank crews and once upgraded with the Ordnance QF 6 pounder main gun made it more than a match for the early Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks it faced in combat. Retained in service because of delays with its replacement, by late 1942 the lack of armament upgrade combined with the presence of Tiger I Tanks among the Afrika Korps and reliability problems due to the harsh desert conditions, led to the Crusader being replaced in the main line of battle by US-supplied M3 Grant and Sherman medium tanks.

Wip tank here…

Ready :)

Hope you like it,

As usual cinema4d and Photoshop
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tanker22052 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Very, very nicely done!
TankLoverKV Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
My favorite tank....the crusader.
SoFDMC Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brings back memories of Call of Duty 2 during the desert armored assault. 'The current tactic for the shorter range guns of the British tanks, to charge headlong to get into firing range of the German Panzers, leaves much to be desired.'

Those guys had to be crazy to win the war.
kunraven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I am Kun, member of a start up company ravenworks. We are planning to develop a turn base modern war game with a bit of manga twist. I will need to illustrate  15 types of units for each of the items such as BMT tanks, APC, infantry, attack helicopters, artillery etc. There will be a hundred of illustration needed. Can you contact me on
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's the details that really put your work a cut above- things like the traversed turret on the Tiger, and the suggestion that the Germans were surprised and overrun.
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The main problem with Crusader was it was designed for fight in Europe, not Africa.
angrylizardguy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
its a good british tank anyway.
pchiu168 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Very exquisitely done! so much detail!!! love iT!
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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