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25px-Disambig This article is about the Yuri unit. For the Chinese unit, see Gatling tank (Generals).
Gattling Tank
YR Gattling Tank
Unit
Affiliation

Yuri

Role

Anti-infantry/anti-air tank

Armament

Dual Gattling Guns

Tier

1

Tech level

4

Properties
Hit points

210

Armour type

Light

Production
Cost

$600

Build time

0:24

Produced by

Yuri War Factory

Combat
Ground attack

25 (GattWH)

Air attack

25/30/40 (three stages) (GattWH)

Cooldown

16/8/4 (three stages)

Speed

6

Attack range
  • 6 (ground)
  • 8 (air)
Sight range

10

Function
Abilities

Cannons "spin up", increasing damage output during prolonged periods of sustained fire.

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
2 rapid succession shots

Let the bullets fly!
- Gattling tank
YR Gattling Tank Icons
YR Gattling Tank Veteran Icons

The Gattling tank was a light anti-infantry vehicle employed by Yuri's army during the Psychic Dominator Disaster.

Background

Red alert 2 Gattling tank Quotes00:31

Red alert 2 Gattling tank Quotes

These light vehicles are very effective at mowing down both Soviet and Allied infantry quickly and also serve as an air defense unit. Although they can do some damage  to lighter vehicles, such as Allied IFVs, and some lighter tanks as well, they were not nearly as effective against heavier tanks, such as Apocalypse tanks or Grizzly tanks.

The Gattling tank was erased after the Soviets meddled with the space time continuum.

Game unit

I love the smell of gunpowder!
- Gattling Tank

The idea behind the Gattling tank's weaponry, however, seems to have been quantity, not quality. Although, this is not really the case, as the Gattling Tank boasts both incredible firepower and a minimal cost. The longer a Gattling tank fires, the faster the gattling guns spin. Eventually, the sheer number of bullets flying through the air shred through almost anything, regardless of how durable it is.

They are also very inexpensive, and large numbers of them are available to Yuri's forces for this reason. Large groups of Gattling tanks are quite a formidable enemy, as massive volumes of fire negated armour and a large enough group of these vehicles effectively had no weakness, except long-range ships and artillery units. However, since they can shoot down the aircraft from aircraft carriers, and the missiles of a Dreadnought, Boomer submarine and V3 launcher, even this was not much of a vulnerability. In addition, Gattling tanks are fairly fast and cheap, allowing them to be massed with a minimal cost and labour.

Gattling tanks can also be placed into a Tank bunker for additional protection. Although it does not consume power, it should be noted that it is less powerful than the standard Gattling Cannon base defence. This is because, if one looks closely, the Gattling Cannon has two 6-barrel Cannons while the Gattling Tank only has two 4-barrel Cannons. This gives the Gattling Tank slightly less firepower than the more expensive 6-barrel alternative. 

Assessment

Pros

  • Fastest attack rate of all basic anti-infantry vehicles.
  • Wins the duel against other faction's basic anti-infantry vehicles.
  • Cheap ($600) and fast.
  • Relatively fast to produce. This makes it a good unit for rush attacks.
  • Rapidly kills infantry.
  • Most suitable unit against Terror Drones.
  • Very capable of dealing with aircraft and missiles.
  • Can resist a Black Eagle shot.
  • Powerful in numbers.
  • Powerful if garrisoned on a Tank Bunker.
  • In desperate situation, 3 to 4 Gattling Tanks can gun down a Floating Disc very quickly.
  • It works best against Kirov Airships even when elite since they are able to fully charge their weapon to maximum potency.
  • Increases damage as it fires continuously. This speed increases when the Gattling Tank is elite.
  • Perfect escorts for other vehicles like Magnetrons.
  • When elite with firepower upgrade, they can easily annihilate entire army of infantry.

Cons

  • Weakly armoured.
  • Vulnerable to anti-vehicle units.
  • Heavy tanks pose a serious threat.
  • Vulnerable to hit and run attacks.
  • Weak in small numbers.
  • Overwhelming Terror Drones are still a threat.
  • Incapable of squishing infantry.
  • Vulnerable to mind-control.
  • Cannot carry infantry like the IFV and Flak Track.
  • A single Tank Destroyer can pierce its armor

Selected Quotes

Let's clear the air
- When selected
Gun Barrels cooled and ready
- When selected
Loadin' up the belt
- When selected
I love the smell of gunpowder!
- When selected
Guns ready for full auto
- When selected
Scanning horizon
- When moving
Rolling!
- When moving
I was born for this job!
- When moving
Faster and faster!
- When moving
Let's take the guns for a spin
- When moving
Rev up those Cylinders!
- When ordered to attack
Start up the whizzers!
- When ordered to attack
Mow them down!
- When ordered to attack
Let the bullets fly!
- When ordered to attack
How about a shell shower!
- When ordered to attack

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