|“|| Kodiak Tank, full combat ready!|
- Kodiak leaving the War Factory
|“|| Hah! we fought worse than THIS!|
- Kodiak on the offensive
The famous series of Russian Kodiak tanks of today only little left in common with the late Cold War era models they're originally based on. The stagnation of the Russian economy in the first two decades of the 21st century turned the implementation of the much touted Armata programme into a difficult endeavour, which is why President Suvorov decided to scale down the project and re-adapt some of its state-of-the-art technologies into the vast fleet of existing vehicles to save costs, for he preferred to improve the nation's crumbling infrastructure, industry, education and healthcare system during the early years of his reign. The result was an upgraded version of their previous generations, including the T-90A, the T80U, the T72B Rogatka and the T-64UD Bereza. These updates where easy to implement, costing only a fraction of the cost of the Armata program. A fairly conservative design, which sported an entirely new 125mm smoothbore cannon with advanced optics and stabilisation, an improved 1300 hp diesel engine and a turret section that was controlled entirely from within the chassis. The advanced integrated tactical system, Catherine-FC thermal imaging sensor, and GLONASS navigation system on the Kodiak in addition to more effective type of explosive reactive armour, ERA and composite plates give it more combat effectiveness than the earlier generation of Russian tanks.
During the booming years of the Russian economy prior to the African debacle of 2041, the new Kodiak managed to be more economical while almost as capable as the tank that was originally meant to replace its predecessor, even though it was by now apparent that the old pre-2000 era baseline no longer offered any room for improvement. General Aleksandr of the Advanced Weapons Research & Development Corps was therefore tasked to develop a new main battle tank for future mass production.
Deploy Smoke Screen
|Launch four smoke grenades in front of the vehicle, creating a smokescreen that lasts for 3.5 seconds and make nearby enemies blindly fire at the smokescreen if they are not firing at something else. 30 seconds cooldown.|
HEAT Anti-Tank Shells
|Use the standard HEAT anti-tank shells for the main gun.|
Refleks Anti-Tank Missiles
|Use the Refleks anti-tank missiles fired from the main gun, which is more powerful and has longer range, but fired slower than the HEAT shells.|
Requires Guided Weapon Systems.