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Golem
Golem Tank, ready to rumble!
- Golem

Employed by Advanced Weapons General Aleksandr, the T-279 Golem Tank is a Advanced Heavy Tank notable for its amphibious capability, as well as its sheer survivability in any kind of environment, being completely immune to biological and chemical hazards, electromagnetic pulse weapons, and nuclear radiation.

Golem Tank
Russian Golem Mk2
Guns ready!
Unit
Affiliation

Russian Federation
- Advanced Weapons General Aleksandr

Role

Advanced Heavy Tank

Armament

152mm tank cannon
2 x 14.5mm AA KPV Machine Gun

Protection

Heavy

Tier

2

Properties
Shields

Shtora-2 Active Protection System

Amphibious

yes

Production
Cost

1800

Build time

0:14

Produced by

Russian War Factory

Requires

Industrial Plant

Notes

Immune to Radiation, EMP and Toxins

Golem Tank
Mb-Golem
Function
Upgrades

- Explosive Reactive Armor

Abilities

- Shtora 2 Active Protection System

LoreEdit

Originally designed to survive on a nuclear battlefield but scrapped upon orders of Chairman Khrushchev in 1960, the experimental heavy tank 'Obyekt 279' was given a new life as the T-279 'Golem' by General Aleksandr. During the Russo-European War, the Golem tanks of the Shock Divisions attained a reputation that even rivaled the mighty Sentinel tanks of the Russian Army. Some of the war's most notorious Russian tank aces such as Anatoliy Kovalenko, who was the first to force a Manticore tank to retreat with severe turret damage, or Polina Novikova, who stalled the advance of ECA Battlegroup Boudica for an entire day outside Amsterdam, commanded a Golem tank and as the front shifted back to Russian-held Germany in early 2049, many of these elite veterans were granted access to the new T-279M variant as a last ditch effort to turn the tide of war in Aleksandr's favor once again. The already massive 130mm cannon of the original tank was replaced by an excessive 152mm gun and the turret was equipped with two heavy 14.5mm KPV machine guns for anti-aircraft duty. In addition to its updated weaponry, the new model was also outfitted with the Shtora-2 active protection system, which consisted of two components: An array of powerful elector-optical jammers that prevent any missile or rangefinder from getting a clear lock on the tank and a battery of extremely powerful flash grenades which blind infantry. This combined effect of jamming, confusion and sheer terror makes it momentarily impossible to attack the Golem. However, even the new Golem only managed to delay what many already regarded as inevitable - including President Nikolai Suvorov himself.

Unit DescriptionEdit

Serves as a tier-2 heavy tank, it is armed with a cannon and 2 machine guns, and has the Shtora defence module, which allow the Golem to be untargetable fo a short time.

QuotesEdit

When created Edit

  • Golem tank, ready to rumble.

When selected Edit

  • Golem tank.
  • Unbreakable.
  • Yes, leader?
  • Command me, and I will conquer.
  • Ah, the taste of conflict is sweet.
  • We are in control now.
  • The enemy will be crushed.
  • What is your grand strategy?
  • We are his well-made manifest.
  • The armored fist of Aleksander.

When moving Edit

  • Drive.
  • Understood.
  • Traveling.
  • Where are they hiding?
  • Lead me to them.
  • That land belong to us now.
  • None can hold our advance.
  • The ground trembles.
  • Of course, my leader.

When attacking ground Edit

  • The leader sends his regards.
  • Leave nothing but rubble and corpses.
  • Slaughter these maggots.
  • Meet your end.
  • Eliminate all resistance.
  • Survival of the fittest.
  • Destroy it.
  • Gladly.
  • They have no place in his vision.
  • You should have run when you had a chance.
  • Time for you to die.

When attacking air Edit

  • Irritating fly.
  • Bring them down.
  • Spineless cowards.
  • Crush these winged beasts.

When coil gun upgrade is complete Edit

  • Leader has blessed us with new technology.
  • Our firepower has been increased.
  • Coil gun upgrade is complete.

When Shtora system is activated Edit

  • Flee, fools.
  • Fear me.
  • Blind them.
  • Be gone.
  • Activating Shtora.
  • Look into my eyes.

Tactics Edit

Golem Tanks are resistant to anti-tank rockets and tank shells (more so with Explosive Reactive Armor), immune to anthrax and radiation, and are good taking down most vehicles and buildings. They are also amphibious, allowing them to use accessible waterways for flanking opportunities.

Counters Edit

These tanks, despite having AA machine guns, needs protection against aircraft, anti-tank soldiers can take down the Golem Tank easily, even though the tank is resistant to rockets.

TriviaEdit

  • The Golem is based on a Soviet experimental tank by the designation of Object 279, which mounted a 130mm cannon, and was designed to withstand the shockwaves from nuclear blasts. However, it was dropped and never mass produced.
  • The Golem Tank previously used the voice set of the Hammer Tank from Red Alert 3.
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