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The Tsunami rises!
- Tsunami tank rolling out of the Mecha Bay and Imperial docks

The Tsunami Tank is the main battle tank of the Empire of the Rising Sun in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.


Main article: Tsunami tank/Profile
There is honor in death!
- Tsunami tank, unafraid of death

Blueprints of the Tsunami and its amphibious capabilities

Although light and small, the Tsunami tank is far more technologically advanced than both the Soviet and Allied main battle tanks, and is also amphibious. The tank armed with a Yoritomo cannon that fires high-energy armor-piercing projectiles. The Tsunami tank also has the Kagami armor that, when triggered, activates an invisible army of nano machines which sacrifice themselves to repel the next attack against the Tsunami, compensating for its light armor.


Empire-abilities empnanodeflectors.png
Nano Deflectors The Tsunami Tank can use its nanobots, which are usually used to fire its shells, to form a nano deflector around the tank. This will temporarily increase the Tsunami Tank defenses against enemy assault. The Tsunami Tank also will repair itself while the Nano Deflectors are engaged.

Game unit

Just look at this body compared to the teeny little Japanese tank to my left!
Shut up!

- Tsunami and Hammer Tank in the Tutorial

The Tsunami Tank is a very typical Imperial unit: extremely versatile, fast and agile but lightly armored. The high rate of fire of the cannon makes up for the light damage it does, but its fragile armor makes it unsuited for direct engagement. The Tsunami is a fast amphibious tank that should only be used in large numbers. The tank can only be built when the Mecha bays and the Imperial docks are at tier 2. The tanks are useful on hit and run on any ground or sea units.

Tsunami Tanks are at a disadvantage when going head to head against the other main battle tanks, due to their light armor. However, a typical way to circumvent this is to have several of them activate their special armor and draw incoming fire while the others continue firing. The rapid firing rate of the cannon compensates for the relatively low damage done. However, even with the nanodeflectors activated, Tsunami Tanks may still be crushed by the usual Tier 3 units. Tsunami Tanks are particularly vulnerable to anti-tank infantry and aircraft, like the other main battle tanks used in the war. However a good strategy to counter a few of the flaws the Tsunami tank has, is to keep groups of them moving at all times because they do lack armor they make up for it in speed. However, at $1000, they are also the most expensive main battle tank in the game, tying with the Hammer Tank. Their amphibious ability, however, gives them an unparalleled versatility compared to the Guardian and Hammer Tanks. It also makes them good escorts for expanding Nanocores.



Upon exiting the Mecha Bay and Imperial Docks

  • The Tsunami rises!


  • Bushi! (Japanese for "Warrior!")
  • Hai, tono! (Japanese for "Yes, my lord!")
  • Loyal to the end!
  • Cavalry!
  • We are the way!
  • We defend the code!
  • Tsunami tank!
  • Loyal only to the Emperor!
  • Samurai!


  • Now!
  • Ride with honor!
  • Move ranks!
  • It is our duty!
  • The warrior's path!
  • Hai!
  • The order is heard!
  • The Emperor has spoken!

Moving to land

  • Begin the Tsunami!
  • To higher ground!
  • Spread on to land!

Moving to water

  • To the seas!
  • The waters belong to us!
  • Claim the seas for the Empire!


  • Strike them down!
  • Bushi, attack!
  • Swiftly!
  • Give them no quarter!
  • Tsunami!
  • HAII!!!
  • TAZU!
  • IDA!
  • No mercy!

Move to Attack

  • The edict has been set!
  • They will answer to the Shogunate!
  • Quell this intrusion!
  • Inferiors!
  • They must die!
  • YOI!
  • Greet them in death!
  • Glory awaits!

In combat

  • Submit to the Empire!
  • They show no respect!
  • The way of victory!
  • Show your valor!
  • Cut them down!
  • Wash them from the earth!
  • Show them the way of the warrior!


  • Bring in the cavalry!
  • Retreat!
  • Pull back!
  • We must rest!

Under fire

  • They rebel!
  • Barbarians defy us!
  • We do not fear death!
  • Withstand their attack!
  • There is honor in death!
  • Hah! Give us a good death!

Behind the scenes

  • The chassis resembles that of the Nod Stealth and Scorpion tank (Tiberium Wars)s in Tiberium Wars as well as Yuri's Lasher tank in Yuri's Revenge, except it has been turned around, with one tread in front instead of two.
  • A Tsunami tank, along with a Guardian tank and a Hammer tank, serve as the training instructors of the Red Alert 3 tutorial mode.
  • Although the Tsunami tank repairs itself when the nanoshield ability is active in Red Alert 3, the self-repair was removed from the Uprising expansion for unknown reasons.



Surveillance Footage

See also

EotRS logo.png Imperial Red Alert 3 Arsenal EotRS logo.png
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