copyright 2000. poor al.
FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS
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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