Microwave emitter array
1455 mm DU forced-steel funded
30 (25 when critically damaged)
10 (MELEE) (microwave emitter)
|“|| Microwave weapons cleared for battle.|
- Microwave Tank leaving the War Factory
|“|| Broadcasting energy field!|
- Microwave Tank attacking
The Microwave Tank was one of the great American successes in the last war. As Tomahawk missiles and Nighthawks could be shot down by enemy base defenses, Microwave Tanks are designed to help shutting down base defenses and structures from a safe distance. They also excel at keeping American armored columns safe against rampaging Angry Mobs and clearing garrisoned buildings. With the passage of time, it has only improved. New signal processors and advances in on-board power sources have allowed the Microwave Tank to direct its attacks toward enemy vehicles as well. This will deactivate their engines and power systems, leaving them open for the kill by other forces. The new equipment has resulted in a slight price increase, but almost everyone agrees it's well worth it.
|$200||Build a Battle Drone that follows the vehicle, engaging enemies with its machine gun and repairs the vehicle when damaged.|
|$150||Build a Targeteer Drone that follows the vehicle, extending its sight radius and increases the vehicle's rate of fire by 25% (except for Avengers, WASP Hives and Microwave Tanks).|
The Microwave Tank is a medium armoured tank which is equipped with a microwave emmiter array which can be used as an anti-infantry vehicle since it is able to burn any exposed infantry into a crisp if exposed to the microwaves to an extended period. Furthermore it can also be used an anti-garrision vehicle as it is able to burn out all infantry from any civilian building garrisioned by enemy troops. On top of that, the microwave tank can be used to deactivate enemy defences and buildings, allowing other friendly units to destroy them with no damage being dealt to friendly forces.
|“|| Cook 'em!|
- Microwave Tank attacking an enemy garrison
In RotR, it has gained the ability to disable enemy vehicles in addition to structures. It can also be used for disabling superweapons and defenses, allowing other units to destroy them.
Like most other USA vehicles, it can be upgraded with drones and Composite Armor to improve its survivability.
A Microwave Tank can only disable a single structure or vehicle at a time, therefore, they can be overwhelmed by multiple vehicles. They are also completely defenseless against aircraft, making them easy prey for helicopters.