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For the Chinese unit of the same name in the Generals universe, see Gatling tank (Generals 1).

The gattling(sic) tank is a Yuri anti-air/anti-infantry vehicle in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.

Official description

As the Allies have Prism technology and the Soviets use Tesla items, Yuri’s engineers have developed Gattling weapons. The Gattling Tank is equipped with twin 50-caliber machine guns that spin rapidly, spitting out hordes of deadly shells that rip through both infantry and aerial units in just a few moments. A unique feature of these weapons is that the longer they fire, the faster the barrels spin and the more damage the weapons cause. Because of this, Gattling Tanks are most useful in prolonged firefights.
- Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge manual(src)

Background

These light vehicles were very effective at mowing down both Soviet and Allied infantry quickly, as well as doubling as an anti-air defensive unit. Although they can deal some damage to lighter vehicles, such as Allied IFVs and some lighter tanks, they were not nearly as effective against heavier tanks, such as Rhino tanks or Apocalypse tanks.

Although similar to the gattling cannon, the smaller gun of the gattling tank offered slightly less firepower than the more expensive 6-barrel alternative, even when garrisoned inside of a tank bunker.

Game unit

The three firing speeds of a gattling tank

Gattling tanks are 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 and tanks that resist them. However, since they can shoot down the aircraft from aircraft carriers, and the missiles of a dreadnought, Boomer and V3 rocket launcher, even this was not much of a vulnerability.

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.

AI behavior

Gattling tanks controlled by the AI have the following attack patterns:

All difficulties

  • 1x guarding barracks, construction yard and war factory, accompanied by 3 initiates

Easy

  • 1x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 3 Lasher tanks

Medium

  • 1x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 2 Lasher tanks and 1 Mastermind

Medium/Hard

  • 1x guarding slave miners, accompanied by 1 Yuri clone and 2 Lasher tanks
  • 3x guarding Yuri construction yard and gattling cannons
    • This strike force will only be constructed if the enemy owns 5 or more Harriers or Black Eagles
  • 5x guarding bio reactors and slave miners
    • This strike force will only be constructed if the enemy owns a floating fisc
  • 2x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 5 Lasher Tanks
  • 2x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 4 Yuri Clones and 1 Mastermind
  • 2x targeting base defenses, accompanied by 4 Brutes, 2 Lasher tanks, 4 Magnetrons and 1 Mastermind

Hard

  • 2x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 5 Lasher tanks and 1 Mastermind
  • 1x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 4 Lasher tanks, 1 Magnetron and 2 Masterminds
  • 3x targeting vehicles, accompanied by 6 Lasher tanks and 2 Masterminds
    • This strike force will only be constructed if the AI owns a Psychic Dominator

Changelog

Quotes

When selected

  • 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!

When moving

  • Scanning horizon!
  • Rolling!
  • 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!

Gallery

Cameos

English French German Korean Chinese
RA2 Gattling Tank Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank French Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank German Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank Chinese Cameo.png
YR Gattling Tank Veteran Icons.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank French Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank German Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank Korean Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank Chinese Veteran Cameo.png

Textless cameo from the official website:
CNCRA2YR Gattling Tank Textless Cameo.png

See also

Only complete faith in Yuri can protect you! Yuri Third World War Arsenal Only total compliance will save the lives of you and your family!
Sheppard.png Tanks CNCTW Scorpion Tank Cameo.png
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