As war rages on into 1947, front-line modifications and experimental weaponry begin to appear in ever increasing numbers. here we have 2 of these rift tech weapons that could easily become defensive turrets on bunkers or mounted on almost any tank based chassis that your local front-line workshops can find to keep the war effort moving forward!
The gravity manipulation weapons employed by Germany have the ability to alter localised gravity, crushing targets under their own weight, or rapidly altering the gravity in a small space. This can cause rapid failure of mechanical parts and the aftershocks can disrupt a target’s ability to operate for a significant time. The ability of the weapon’s energy field to manipulate gravity is linked to the target’s mass, making the weapon more effective against bigger and heavier targets. This has led to more of these weapons being employed on the Eastern Front than in the west, to counter the heavy Soviet walkers and tanks.
Tesla Cannon turret
The Tesla Cannon directed energy weapons conceived and developed by Nikola Tesla have had an immediate impact on the battlefield. Even heavily-armoured vehicles are vulnerable to electricity and with a dispersion setting, squads of infantry can be attacked just as easily. Whilst relatively short ranged and bulky, they are effective against both vehicles and infantry, which makes them popular with the tank crews that use them. Tactically the glow of the Tesla Cannon’s coils makes ambushes and fighting at night difficult, but the psychological effect of the electrical arcs on enemy soldiers is worth the side effects.
Other Tank Options?
As the arms race continues in 1947 why not experiment, as the armies might have, with turrets on different platforms… check out some of these tanks and imagine them with the new weaponry. Will these be the new wonder weapons on your battlefield?