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Gattling Tank
Gattling Tank 1
Unit
Affiliation

China

Role
  • Anti-infantry
  • Anti-air
Armament

Three-barreled 30mm gatling gun

Tier

0

Properties
Hit points

300

Armor type

AntiAirVehicle

Sight radius

250

Speed (land)

40

Production
Cost

$700

Build time

0:08

Produced by

Chinese War Factory

Requires

None

Hotkey

G

Combat
Ground attack

12 GATTLING

Air attack

12 SMALL_ARMS

Cooldown

400-100

Attack range
  • 150 (ground attack)
  • 230 (air attack)
Function
Upgrades
Abilities
Elite ability

Self-repair

I have many bullets to spare!
- Gattling Tank emerging from the War Factory
Gattling tank icon
The Gattling Tank is China's Tier 0 anti-air vehicle and also serves as their basic anti-infantry vehicle.

Lore 

Need a bullet barrage?
- Gattling Tank

China was a slow entrant into the world of Gattling technology, but once examples initially sourced from Russia had proven their still-lethal effectiveness against any exposed enemy infantry, and, surprisingly, enemy air power which had thought the supposedly outmoded guns little threat, it was ensured a key place in China's arsenal. With the introduction of the newest series, the new Gattling Tanks defend Chinese flanks reliably from threats from above and below, hosing down whatever they see with a stream of lethal, high-caliber bullets. The Gattling gun takes a few shots to spin up to full firing speed, but once it does, anything in its sights swiftly turns into a metallic (or flesh-and-blood) equivalent of Swiss cheese. Gattling Tanks have proved particularly effective against raiding enemy helicopters, but their limited range has resulted in the Chinese high command commissioning the development of another system, the Twin Fang, to deal with faster-flying jets.

The Gattling Tank has changed inside as much it has changed outside. Firing now is also completely automated, no longer requiring a gunner for the Gattling Tank to operate. Despite the fact that over 95% of the parts have been modernized to some degree, it still uses the same tried and true ammunition. 

Overview

Spin them up!
- Gattling Tank increasing rate of fire

Like the other basic Chinese units the Gattling Tank is cheap, fast to produce and highly effective when deployed in numbers. Gattling Tanks gain the Horde bonus when in groups of five or more Chinese vehicles. This effect increases the fire rate of each individual Gattling Tank by 25%. The Gattling Tank needs some time to fully spin up to achieve its full fire rate, making it specially vulnerable at the start of an encounter.

While individually weak and not particularly well armored, groups of Gattling Tanks offer great flexibility by effectively dealing with both enemy infantry and helicopters. And once upgraded and deployed en-masse they can pose a real threat to even fast jets and light vehicles, specially when under the effect of Propaganda broadcast which further increases the Gattling Tank's already impressive fire rate by 25%.

The Gattling Tank's efficiency can be increased with a few global upgrades. The Nationalism upgrade increases the effect of Horde bonus by 25%. Purchasing the Chain Gun upgrade increases its damage output by 25%. These upgrades are vital to make the Gattling Tank truly effective and to keep it competitive in late game.

Quotes

The Gattling Tank reuses their original voiceset in the vanilla Generals and Zero Hour.

Gallery

See also

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