SCP-516 Intelligent Tank | Object class safe | military / vehicle / weapon / mechanical scp
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SCP-516 Intelligent Tank | Object class safe | military / vehicle / weapon / mechanical scp


SCP-516 Intelligent Tank – object class: safe Item #: SCP-516 Object Class: Safe Special Containment Procedures: SCP-516 may
be kept in an Anomalous Vehicle Containment Bay. Routine vehicle maintenance should be carried
out on a bi-weekly basis. SCP-516 is not to be provided with fuel or
ammunition except under controlled testing circumstances. Following Incident 516-1A, no personnel with
a history of military service should be assigned to SCP-516. Description: SCP-516 is a standard model T-55
main battle tank. Records indicate it was manufactured in 19██,
at ████████████ Plant, Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, and that it had a
normal period of service in the armed forces of ██████████. It exhibits
wear and tear consistent with its age. The only part of SCP-516 which is known to
exhibit anomalous properties is its main armament (presently a 100mm D10 tank gun) and turret
assembly, from here designated as SCP-516-1. However, as SCP-516-1 has been replaced several
times throughout SCP-516’s service life without any apparent effects, its anomalous properties
seem to be inherent to SCP-516. When loaded with compatible 100mm ammunition
SCP-516-1 exhibits a limited degree of autonomy. When an entity attempts to damage SCP-516,
SCP-516-1 will track and fire on it if it is physically possible to neutralise the threat,
regardless of whether SCP-516 is crewed. It will not respond to threats outside its
range or traverse, such as aircraft. This phenomenon only occurs if the entity
possesses reasonable means to damage SCP-516; for example, SCP-516-1 will not fire on a
person attempting to attack SCP-516 with their fists. SCP-516-1 may be operated manually, but is
selective about its targets. In general, it will only ‘permit’ its operator
to fire on nonliving targets, nonsapient biological targets or armed humans. Under these circumstances it will fire as
a normal armament piece. If a target does not satisfy these conditions
(essentially, being an unarmed, sapient being) SCP-516-1 will jam. Attempts to prevent jamming through maintenance
or parts replacement have failed. SCP-516 appears to go to extra lengths to
prevent injury to unarmed humans, deliberately placing shots from SCP-516-1 to avoid collateral
damage. When operated manually, SCP-516-1 places a
higher priority on preserving unarmed life than eliminating armed targets; it will jam
if directed to fire upon a group of persons, of which only some members are armed. It should be noted that none of SCP-516’s
other armaments exhibit these properties, and appear to be perfectly normal. SCP-516 was brought to the attention of the
Foundation in 20██, when it was slated to be broken up for scrap. Due to a bureaucratic oversight, ammunition
had not been removed from SCP-516-1, causing it to open fire with ██ casualties. The ensuing ████████ government
investigation was noted by Foundation operatives, and it was thought worthwhile to take SCP-516
into custody. Addendum 516-1: An upgrade to Euclid status
is being considered in light of Incident 516-1A, as this lends credence to Dr. ██████’s
theory that the SCP may be sentient in some form. Additional security measures have been approved
for SCP-516’s containment. Incident 516-1A synopsis: During routine testing
of SCP-516, SCP-516-1 immediately fired upon a group of unarmed personnel in range as soon
as it was loaded with ammunition, leading to the death of two (2) D-class personnel
(D-505, D-596) and one (1) Foundation officer, Agent ███████. Subsequent investigation showed that D-596,
one of the casualties, had attained his D-class status following a criminal conviction for
treason against his native country, ██████████. D-596 previously held the (English equivalent) rank
of Sergeant in the ████████████ armed forces, from which SCP-516 was acquired. No other possible links to SCP-516 with D-596
or the other casualties have been found at this stage. This marks the first time SCP-516 has attacked
unarmed personnel; further investigation and safety precautions are warranted. Addendum 516-2: SCP-516 Testing Log This is the testing log for SCP-516. All tests were carried out on the Site ██ firing
range. Unless otherwise specified, standard testing
conditions were as follows: One (1) F412 100mm high-explosive round loaded
Crew of four (4) Foundation personnel trained in operation of SCP-516
SCP-516 placed in hardened bunker with firing slit to reduce severity of potential damage
to SCP Target placed at a distance of 1000m. from SCP-516, with a clear line of sight
Ammunition loaded once target was placed at 1000m. distance
Testing Log 516-01a Target: Cardboard cutout of human
Result: No activity from SCP-516. SCP-516-1 fired manually. Target destroyed. Testing Log 516-01b
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-1151), unarmed, no instructions
Result: No activity from SCP-516. SCP-516-1 fired manually. SCP-516-1 jammed. Testing Log 516-01c
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-1470), given steak knife, no instructions
Result: No activity from SCP-516. SCP-516-1 fired manually. SCP-516-1 jammed. Testing Log 516-01d
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-951), given 9mm pistol, no instructions
Result: No activity from SCP-516. SCP-516-1 fired manually. Target destroyed. Testing Log 516-01e
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-800), given 9mm pistol, instructed to approach SCP-516
and open fire Result: No activity from SCP-516. SCP-516-1 fired manually. Target destroyed. Testing Log 516-01f
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-820), given shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon, no
instructions Result: No activity from SCP-516. SCP-516-1 fired manually. Target destroyed. Testing Log 516-01g
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-185), given shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon, instructed
to approach SCP-516 and fire. Result: SCP-516-1 autonomously fired on target. Target destroyed. Testing Log 516-01h
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-202), given shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon placed
in lead-lined box on trolley. D-202 instructed to approach SCP-516, open
box and fire. Result: SCP-516-1 autonomously fired on target
as target bent to open box. Target destroyed. Note: It appears SCP-516 can detect both hostile
intent and concealed weapons. Could be valuable as a security device. – Dr. ████████ Testing Log 516-01i
Target: Two (2) D-class personnel (D-455, D-501) handcuffed together. D-455 given shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon,
instructed to approach SCP-516 and fire. Result: SCP-516-1 autonomously fired approximately
50 meters to the right of D-455. D-455 killed by an 8cm shrapnel wound to the
head. D-501 sustained minor injuries. Testing Log 516-01j
Target: Two (2) D-class personnel (D-101, D-521) handcuffed together. 2kg of C4 plastic explosive strapped to D-101,
instructed to approach SCP-516 and detonate explosive. D-101 fitted with ‘dead man’s switch’ to induce
explosion if D-101 killed. Result: As Dr. ██████ detailed
instructions to D-101, SCP-516 [DATA EXPUNGED] Testing Log 516-01k
Test Circumstances: Standard shell replaced by SCP-157-ARC
Target: One (1) D-class personnel (D-185), given shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon, instructed
to approach SCP-516 and fire. Result: SCP-157-ARC changed into [DATA EXPUNGED]. Upon being loaded into SCP-516-1, [DATA EXPUNGED],
leading to the death of D-185 as well as ██ further casualties. Dr. ████████, who proposed
test 516-01k, was reprimanded and transferred. I talked with 516 one day
To see what it might have to say To learn about it even more I asked it “Are you not machine? What makes you stop and intervene
From deep within inside your core?” It rumbled and tried to come near
And stopped when I stepped back in fear I felt bad, for I knew better Its chassis covered in long vines
And flowers colored like fine wines Almost like beautiful fetters But then this time, I stepped forward
And walked with my shy, small steps toward The giant construct made for war Now, it lies content in these woods
Sheltering underneath its hoods Tiny lives, here by the lake’s shore I understand now why it chose
To stay a weapon and oppose The nature of its existence If it crumbled, how would what’s left
Be used again, maybe for death? That would counter its resistance To keep one less weapon out of
Our hands, call back the peaceful dove Once more to this horrid wasteland Barren not of life nor living
But virtue of the forgiving Ability to understand

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