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  • #62408
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    Here I’m making a multi role tank for 15mm sci-fi. Help me find a name for it.

     

     

     

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    #62410
    John D Salt
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    There are military-sounding acronyms:

    Self-Propelled Armoured Multirole Close Action Vehicle SPAMCAV
    Self-Propelled Assault Machine (Multi-Role) SPAM(MR)
    Battlefield Advanced Multi-Purpose Overland Tank BAMPOT
    Special Action Unit, Self-propelled, Armoured, Ground Environment SAUSAGE
    Specially Protected Assault Gun, Heavy, Endoatmospheric, Tactical, Terrain-Indifferent SPAGHETTI

    …the second of which offers the possibility of “Hammer’s Spammers”

    Or there are Russo-German style syllabic contractions:

    ObNazArtShturm (general purpose assault gun)
    BronBoiMash (armoured combat vehicle)
    StuPaK (cannon-armed assault tank)

    Or you could follow the American tradition of naming AFVs after generals, and pick a suitable military commander from your universe, perhaps the Rico or the Deladrier (Starship Troopers), the Rackham or the Wiggin (Ender’s Game), the Rogers or the Deering (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), the Robur or the Nemo (Jules Verne works).

    But in real life it would probably have a boring designation like the M-12.

    All the best,

    John.

    #62414
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    There are military-sounding acronyms: Self-Propelled Armoured Multirole Close Action Vehicle SPAMCAV Self-Propelled Assault Machine (Multi-Role) SPAM(MR) Battlefield Advanced Multi-Purpose Overland Tank BAMPOT Special Action Unit, Self-propelled, Armoured, Ground Environment SAUSAGE Specially Protected Assault Gun, Heavy, Endoatmospheric, Tactical, Terrain-Indifferent SPAGHETTI …the second of which offers the possibility of “Hammer’s Spammers” Or there are Russo-German style syllabic contractions: ObNazArtShturm (general purpose assault gun) BronBoiMash (armoured combat vehicle) StuPaK (cannon-armed assault tank) Or you could follow the American tradition of naming AFVs after generals, and pick a suitable military commander from your universe, perhaps the Rico or the Deladrier (Starship Troopers), the Rackham or the Wiggin (Ender’s Game), the Rogers or the Deering (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), the Robur or the Nemo (Jules Verne works). But in real life it would probably have a boring designation like the M-12. All the best, John.

    Thanks a lot for yur effort 🙂 I like Robur 😉

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    #62415
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Agamemnon

    Testudo

    Armadillo

    Razor Back

     

    #62522
    Rob young
    Participant

    Depends whether you want your name to be associated with a particular country – most countries have their own naming systems. Having said that, could simply choose a name that ‘sounds’ like the name of a former President or Leader – something that suggests it’s part of a coherent family of vehicles rather than a one off. If you want it to be more specific – say US (pick a nation) could be the Powell, the Eisenhower, the Regan – the Abrams, for example, was named after a Vienam War General.

    Rob Young

    #62525
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Angry Pangolin!  🙂

    But really, I’d go with something that stings, like Hornise (Hornet), or Wasp or whatever you have that is local that hurts.

    Or, if you like weapons names and it is meant to stand-off and fight then maybe Pike, Pilum, Catapult, Halberd, Glaive, Ranseur…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #62529
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Glyptodon (ancient relative of the armadillo but bigger, better armoured and weighing much the same as a VW Beetle!)

    Exculcator (“Squasher” in Latin)

    Elefant

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #62548
    Abwehrschlacht
    Participant

    I have no ideas for a name, the above are way better than I could ever think off, but that is a spiffing piece of scratchbuilding.

    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUYwNznn-ZuNMoHoF3urwQ

    Blog: http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #62776
    John Treadaway
    Participant

    That’s a superb bit of work there

    John Treadaway

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    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #62780
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    With the big claw thing at the front and the forward facing gun I think ‘Mole’ when I look at it.

    #62795
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    Thanks for everyone. I worked on it bit more. Mole! sounds good. I used “razor” for it on a FB page. But “Mole” sounds good.

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    #62799
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    It looks great painted up, very nice cammo scheme.

    #62939
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    It looks great painted up, very nice cammo scheme.

    Thank you Victoria, I also named the tank MOLE.  Actually The Mobile Ordnance Light Engineering vehicle is the last vehicle produced before the last war of mankind.

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    #62998
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Participant

    That’s a superb bit of work there

    Thank you so much!

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    #63028
    Maff Sparkes
    Participant

    It looks like a Razormole to me !

    #63037
    John D Salt
    Participant

    Nice name. Not only does it look quite moley, with its snuffly nose blades, but it might also be taken as commemorating the name of Aussie tank pioneer Lancelot de Mole:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancelot_de_Mole

    All the best,

    John.

    #63621
    Rob young
    Participant

    Nice model, mole fits it.

    Rob Young

    #63668
    PatG
    Participant

    Operational Mechanised Unit.

    Or ant lion

    Antlion

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