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It's very hot in here!
- Dragon Tank rolling out of the War Factory

The Dragon tank is a specialized flamethrower tank that was used by the Chinese during the war against the GLA.

Game unit[]

Storage tanks sealed!
- Dragon Tank

Armed with a flamethrower, the Dragon Tank is most effective against soft targets (i.e. infantry), scorching them instantly, and can also be used to quickly clear garrisoned buildings. In addition, it is also quite effective against light vehicles and highly effective against buildings.

The Dragon Tank can also spray flames back and forth in a 180 degree arc, making it an effective area denial weapon, albeit with a relatively short range. While doing so, it cannot fire normally upon approaching enemies. Nevertheless, the wall, once fully formed, is a daunting and deadly barrier to infantry and light vehicles alike. The wall can also be used to destroy multiple structures at a time.

Upgrades[]

Black Napalm upgrade is complete!
- Dragon Tank's crew talking about the upgrade
CNCG Black Napalm Upg Cameo Black napalm Available from the War Factory, black napalm burns hotter than the regular fuel used by the tank, increasing its effectiveness by 25%. Purchasable at any China War Factory for a cost of $2000

Abilities[]

Where should I unleash the dragon?
- Dragon Tank's crew asking where to breathe fire
CNCG Fire Wall Cameo Fire Wall The Dragon Tank will use its weapon to produce a wall of flame across the selected location.

Tactics[]

Dragon Tank Fire Wall

A Dragon Tank laying down a fire wall

The dragon awakes!
- Dragon Tank

The Dragon Tank excels at eliminating infantry whether in the open or garrisoned in buildings. The Fire Wall ability can render areas impassable to enemy infantry, and is especially useful for screening a position against Terrorist attacks. Due to fireproof armor, Dragon Tanks are immune to the flames of friendly (and rogue) Dragon Tanks. They are also deadly against buildings, especially when upgraded with Black Napalm. Use the fire wall ability to burn structures down faster than regular attacks.

Used in conjunction with other tanks, such as the Battlemaster or Gatling Tank, it can create an impassable roadblock to enemy tanks and infantry. Several groups can establish a perimeter for other units to move in, sweeping across the map and cornering the enemy in their own base. PAY ATTENTION to your ground units and buildings nearby as the wall of fire will burn everything on its path. The fire wall also require a short time before maximum damage is achieved.

Counters[]

Keep it steady!
- Dragon Tank

The Dragon Tank is surprisingly resilient against missiles from infantry-carried launchers, but otherwise was quite thinly armored, and lacks any anti-air protection. Their short range also makes means that Dragon tanks crews will take significant casualties in any battle. Against regular tanks it is next to useless unless used in large numbers. It also causes terrorists to detonate their bombs when hit by it, and coupled with its low range, the terrorist's bomb may damage itself and nearby friendly units. making them not effective for attacking hordes of charging terrorists.

Quotes[]

Trivia[]

  • The Fire Wall ability's cameo portrays the Dragon Tank creating a circle of fire, but in-game, the ability produces an arc of flames instead. This might be an oversight from the developers.
  • The Dragon tank is the PLA's equivalent of the Brotherhood of Nod's Flame Tanks, albeit with a single turreted thrower.

Gallery[]

See also[]

China People's Republic of China First GLA War Arsenal China
China General Leang Arsenal China
Sheppard Tanks CNCTW Scorpion Tank Cameo
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