|Battle Tank, Medium I "Herman"|
|The only known surviving image of the Herman, taken by an unlucky road-rage victim. This is the rear of the vehicle.|
|Armor||100 / 50 / 50 mm (estimated)|
|Primary Armament||x 1 75 mm Cannon|
|Secondary Armament||x 1 12.7mm Machine gun|
|Top Speed||8 mph (approximately)|
The Battle Tank, Medium I "Herman" was a primitive medium tank, designed circa 2009.
Development[edit | edit source]
The Herman was the first entry in the BTM series. It was built with a passing resemblance to the real-life M4 Sherman tank, hence the name and 75mm cannon.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Historical records indicate that the Herman performed acceptably. A mouse-aimed turret gave the cannon acceptable short-range accuracy, though bounce robbed it of long-range precision. The armor, while woefully light, was well-sloped and augmented by applique screens designed to detonate APHE and HEAT rounds.
Unfortunately, the blueprints of this vehicle were lost long ago. All that remains is a single blurry photograph.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- BTM I "Herman": Original model.
- BTM I "Herman Gumbo": Improved model. Heavier turret mounting a 100mm cannon. Heavier armor.