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25px-Disambig This article is about the Chinese unit. For the Yuri unit, see Gattling Tank (Red Alert).
Gen1 Gattling Tank Icons

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

Background

I have many bullets to spare!
- Gattling Tank

A large Gattling 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.

Upgrades

Chaingun upgrade is complete!
- Gattling Tank after being upgraded
Gen1 Chainguns Icons Chain Guns Improved 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 2000$.

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 Overlord tanks. They are also effective as flexible, mobile anti-air defence for Chinese bases, or against GLA's light Scorpion tank (3-4 gattlings can beat 1-2 scorpion). 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 noticable 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.

Assessment

Pros

  • Easily outrange and kill most infantry
  • Faster than MBT
  • Truly NIGHTMARE against aircraft
  • Powerful if elite and heroic
  • Chain Gun allows to spend much more power

Cons

  • Weak
  • Somewhat more expensive than counterparts (Humvee and Quad Cannon)
  • Must stand against enmy for a short time to cause maximum damage
  • Helpless against vehicle and structure
  • Unavailable to General Shin Fai

Selected Quotes

Gattling 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
Unload
- 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

Videos

Trivia

  • Kwai was supposed to have his own, special Advanced Gatling Tank, with two gatling guns on it.
  • You can use this Advanced Gatling in several mods. (ex: Progen mod)
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