Gatling tank (Generals 1)

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For the Yuri's Revenge unit of the same name, see Gattling tank (Yuri's Revenge).
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Gattling Tank

China.gif China
C tank.png Ta Hun Kwai
C nuke.png Tsing Shi Tao

China.gif Leang
Role Anti-infantry/anti-air tank
Armament Gattling gun
Hit points 300
Armor type Anti Air Vehicle Armor
  • $800
  • $700 (Kwai only)
Build time 0:10
Produced by Chinese war factory
Hotkey G
Ground attack
  • 15 (18.75 with Chain Guns Upgrade) (Gattling) (vs. ground)
  • 12 (15 with Chain Guns Upgrade) (Small Arms) (vs. air)
  • 400 (continuous fire 1)
  • 200 (continuous fire 2)
  • 100 (continuous fire 3)
  • Speed 40
    Attack range
    • 150 (vs. ground)
    • 350 (vs. air)
    Sight range 150-360
    Gen1 Chainguns Icons.png
    Chain Guns
    Tends to attack air units first before ground units

    Gatling tanks are light tanks deployed by China, armed with a single large Gatling cannon.


    I have many bullets to spare!
    - Gatling Tank

    A large Gatling gun mounted on a tracked chassis, this vehicle can fire at ground and air targets. Gatling tanks are very effective versus infantry and decent against light vehicles and aircraft. They are also among China's faster vehicles, and are cheap and easy to produce on the battlefield. This makes the Gatling tank a good scout early on in a battle until MiGs can be produced.


    Chaingun upgrade is complete!
    - Gatling Tank after being upgraded
    Gen1 Chainguns Icons.png Chain Guns Improves the speed of the Gatling Tank's gun, and by extension damage done in a given amount of time. Purchasable at any China War Factory for a cost of $1500.

    Game unit

    Don't stop 'til it's over!
    - Gatling Tank in combat

    Gatling tanks are great when deployed as anti-infantry and anti-aircraft protection for squads of heavier tanks, such as Battlemasters and Overlords. They are also effective as flexible, mobile anti-air defence for Chinese bases, or against GLA's light Scorpion tank (3-4 Gatlings can beat 1-2 Scorpions). However, they are no match for heavy weapons, and the gun's spin-up time was a weakness when compared to, for example, the GLA's quad cannon or USA's Avenger. A noticeable disadvantage is unlike any other anti-air unit, Gatling Tanks have a short wind up time before they start causing maximum damage. While not really significant if the enemy is crossing over, it becomes a nuisance and a very critical weakness if enemy aircraft or units are moving fast in and out of the Gatling Tank's range.

    In choke points, gatling tanks are good gatekeepers against enemy infantry or suicidal units. Being a tank, its armor is superior to enemy equivalents (quad cannons and Avengers). Avoid urban settings as they do not have much punch against fortified buildings.


    Selected Quotes

    Gatling Tank, ready for action
    - When selected
    Gun barrels spinning
    - When selected
    Let's get into battle
    - When selected
    Need a bullet barrage?
    - When selected
    Keep the cylinders oiled
    - When selected
    I have many bullets to spare!
    - When selected
    Of course
    - When moving
    Okay, here we go
    - When moving
    Ah, yes
    - When moving
    Looking for some action
    - When moving
    Let's get out there
    - When moving
    Kick it into high gear
    - When moving
    - When ordered to attack
    Push them through
    - When ordered to attack
    Move those belts
    - When ordered to attack
    Keep the bullets flowing
    - When ordered to attack
    Don't stop 'til it's over!
    - When ordered to attack
    Hit them real hard with bumper
    - When ordered to attack
    Rapid fire
    - When ordered to attack
    Spin them up
    - When ordered to attack
    Run them over, quickly
    - When ordered to run over
    This might save us some bullets
    - When ordered to run over
    Of course
    - When ordered to run over
    Chaingun upgrade is complete!
    - Receiving the Chain Guns upgrade

    See also

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