Note:For this design I channeled a bit from Samurai7, but I think it came out alright.
Origin: Japanese Self-Defense Army
Model Name: Iwahachi
Model: Type 13
Manufacturer: Masamune Industrial
Operation Force: JSDA and NNATO (APKF).
Height: approximately 7.4 meters (skirt to periscope)
Length: approximately 10.5 meters (probe to skirt)
Width: Approximately 8.2 meters (skirt to skirt)
Weight: Estimated at 2218.066 kg
Crew: 2 ; pilot and co-pilot in tandem cockpit (controls redundant in case of a pilot being rendered unable to fight)
Armor Material: Unknown composite ceramic armor, most likely 9th generation Chobham (chaa-vum) armor.
Power-plant: 2x Victoria L-94-07 Jet turbines rated at 12000 kN.
Range: Approximately 1342 km (1500 when not loaded for combat)
Armament: 4x 37mm Kongu AU-T8 Auto-Flechette Cannons ; mounted in main turret | 1x 50.cal Browning M2-8 machine gun ; mounted in rotating periscope (Scope-gun) | 8x anti-missle flare launchers ; mounted on rear.
Optional Equipment: 1x Dispersed net camouflage ; mounted on vehicle exterior | 1x 4-tube Javelin III missle launcher ; mounted on turret flank | fog lights ; mounted on exterior.
Pros+ A silent running armored vehicle which leaves no traces other than slightly warm ground can be effective in ambushing in almost any type of terrain. Not to mention having hidden eyes close to an enemy without the need for weather reliant drones, or in-time satellites can be an extreme advantage in combat. Especially in situations which require immediate action. While the design is only equipped with Quad-sync 37mm anti-aircraft cannon, and "Scope" machine gun (50.cal HEAP), it is very well capable of handling most ground threats. In conjunction with armed infantry or "Mobile Ops" it is an effective real-time support vehicle that can do what the old tank could never dream of.
Cons- Inherent drawbacks with the hovering design, is that some armor and much needed artillery are stripped to accommodate the limited lift efficiency of a "silent-running" jet turbine. Also the limited range due to high fuel use is a serious problem.