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Heavy tank
RA Heavy Tank Ingame
Unit
Affiliation

Soviets

Role

Main battle tank

Armament

Twin 105mm cannon

Protection

Heavy

Tier

1

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

400

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$950

Produced by

War factory

Combat
Ground attack

30 (x2) (AP)

Cooldown

70

Speed

7

Attack range

4.75

Sight range

5

RA1 Heavy Tank Icons

The Heavy tank is the Soviet Union's main battle tank in Red Alert 1. While the tank is purely fictional, the tank resembles a twin-barreled T-80U in cut scenes.

Background

This tank epitomizes the basic approach of the Red Army: overwhelming firepower. They are stronger than the Allied tanks but more expensive to produce, and slower. Soviet commanders can even the odds by constructing more than one War Factory in order to produce Heavy tanks faster, thus allowing them to overwhelm Allied tanks (this of course requires a lot of resources).

Legacy

The Heavy tank was replaced by the Rhino heavy tank by the Third World War.

Game Unit

The basic tank of the Soviets, the Heavy Tank is equipped with twin 105mm cannons, giving it twice the punch of the nearest Allied equivalent during initial contact, the Medium tank. It sacrifices movement speed and rate of fire for this bonus, but the net result still makes it a formidable opponent on the battlefield.

Contrary to popular belief, the heavy tank does not deal twice the damage per second compared to the Medium Tank. Though it sports twin 105mm cannons, the medium tank sports a single 90mm cannon which shoots faster than the Heavy Tank's 105mm cannon while dealing the same damage. By the time it takes a medium tank to fire out 7 shots, a heavy tank has fired out 10.

In one of the expansion missions a malfunctioning Chronosphere altered the weapons of units, causing its guns to discharge lightning instead.

Trivia

While it is a double-barreled tank, some cutscenes show it as having only a single barrel (resembling a normal T-80U). It's likely that the single-barreled versions were earlier models, or that they were developed as lower-cost variants of the double-barreled Heavy tank.

The cut scenes portray the heavy tank as a double barreled T-80U. The in-game heavy tank however has a lot of resemblance to GDI's medium tank of Tiberium Dawn.

In the Mental Omega 3.0 mod for RA2 the tank make reappearance as China's main battle tank as the Qilin Tank

See Also

Gallery

Videos

Soviet Union Logo 1950 Soviet Second World War Arsenal Soviet Union Logo 1950
Sheppard Tanks Sheppard

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