|For the Chinese unit of the same name in the Generals universe, see Gatling tank (Generals 1).|
These light vehicles are very effective at mowing down both Soviet and Allied infantry quickly and also serve as an air defense unit. Although they can do some damage to lighter vehicles, such as Allied IFVs, and some lighter tanks as well, they were not nearly as effective against heavier tanks, such as Apocalypse tanks or Grizzly tanks.
The idea behind the Gattling tank's weaponry, however, seems to have been quantity, not quality. Although, this is not really the case, as the Gattling Tank boasts both incredible firepower and a minimal cost. The longer a Gattling tank fires, the faster the gattling guns spin. Eventually, the sheer number of bullets flying through the air shred through almost anything, regardless of how durable it is.
They are also very inexpensive, and large numbers of them are available to Yuri's forces for this reason. Large groups of Gattling tanks are quite a formidable enemy, as massive volumes of fire negated armour and a large enough group of these vehicles effectively had no weakness, except long-range ships and artillery units. However, since they can shoot down the aircraft from aircraft carriers, and the missiles of a dreadnought, Boomer submarine and V3 launcher, even this was not much of a vulnerability. In addition, Gattling tanks are fairly fast and cheap, allowing them to be massed with a minimal cost and labour.
Gattling tanks can also be placed into a tank bunker for additional protection and a significant rate of fire boost. Although it does not consume power, it should be noted that it is less powerful than the standard Gattling cannon base defence. This is because, if one looks closely, the Gattling cannon has two 6-barrel Cannons while the Gattling tank only has two 4-barrel cannons. This gives the Gattling tank slightly less firepower than the more expensive 6-barrel alternative.
- Let's clear the air!
- Gun barrels cooled and ready!
- Loadin' up the belts!
- I love the smell of gunpowder!
- Guns ready for full auto!
- Scanning horizon!
- I was born for this job!
- Faster and faster!
- Let's take the guns for a spin!
When ordered to attack
- Time for some lead stitching!
- Start up the whizzers!
- Mow them down!
- Let the bullets fly!
- How 'bout a shell shower?
- Rev up those cylinders!
Concept art by Phil Robb
In order: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese. Top row is standard, middle row is veteran, bottom row is textless.