copyright 2000.  poor al.


The United States Army is currently debating the use of tracked or wheeled vehicles as the primary backbone of its armored divisions.  Pictured here is a portion of a Ministry of Art Officer's rendition of the Future Combat System.  As actual canvas has become scarce the Officer was forced to use vintage 60mm Mortar Ammunition boxes as a painting surface.  

The Future Combat system is the Army's name for it's top secret tank currently in R&D and scheduled for production in 2015.  Part of the R&D involves robotic technology (allowing for unmanned or undermanned vehicles.)

Click on the images to see a closer view of the FCS #1 and #2 Prototypes.

FCS #1(Wheeled Version), October 2000.

FCS #2 (Tracked Version), November 2000.

In the private collection of Andrew Page.

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