|For more uses, see Medium tank.|
Main battle tank
Its single 90mm cannon allows the Medium tank to be a match for enemy armour without sacrificing maneuverability. Their deployment, which helped to alleviate the Allies' marked inferiority in armor, allegedly angered Stalin to the point where he rushed the Mammoth tank into production, culminating in that unit's somewhat imperfect self repair capabilities.
The tank shares the same size with the Soviet Heavy tank, while their armour is comparable. Despite the heavy tank's advantage of producing more raw firepower than its Allied counterpart, the medium tank however is faster and less expensive.
Red Alert UniverseEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
- While manual states the tank has a 105mm gun, the game data identifies it as a 90mm.
- Although the unit is portrayed by the M1 Abrams (the original 105mm version) in cut scenes, the in-game sprite could possible be interpreted as an M60 Patton, Leopard 1 or Chieftain tank (note the significantly smaller turret when comparing to the Abrams medium tank of TD). This downgrade is probably to make the tank more in-line with the older time period.
- Although the tank in the cut scenes seems to have 3 machine guns, there aren't any present in-game, possibly for balancing purposes.