Advanced Anti-Armor Tank
|“|| Bonjour, Commander!|
- Mirage Tank
The new version of the Mirage Tank is an advanced vehicle of the Allied Forces. This versatile tank can disguise itself as a harmless object and the onboard Dulamp FT-70 gap generator's energy bubble can be inverted to hide any Allied unit within, but at the same time leaving the Mirage Tank visible and unable to fire its weapon. Mirage tanks have spectrum-dispersion cannons that are similar to the weapons of the Red Alert 2 prism tanks (which are absent at this time due to the elimination of Einstein), but with a much shorter range. It is based on L.A.S.E.R technology, very similar to prism technology of the previous war. It is said to be based on a French tank chassis and weapon system, but was then further developed by the FutureTech company (also responsible for the Cryocopter).
It does not have a turret and must rotate it's whole chassis to target an enemy unit. The Mirage tank's firepower actually surpasses that of the Apocalypse Tank and the King Oni, although it's still no-match for either of them in a one-on-one fight because of its weak armor.
The new Mirage tank features new reactive camoscanners, which actively scan the Mirage tank's background and then disguise the tank as a suitable object (i.e. no more trees on roads) such as a lamp post, a milk truck or a tree, depending on its surroundings. As in the original Mirage tank, stealth is it's main defense. It's light armor is not suited to withstanding engagements with heavier tanks, although it was seen surviving the Apocalypse Tank cannons.
|“|| Fire at will!|
- Mirage Tank in combat
The Mirage tank was first deployed in the Allied mission A Monument to Madness, when the Allies were forced to eliminate President Ackerman's Mt. Rushmore superweapon. Its other significant role was being disguised (badly but still passable) as an Apocalypse tank commanded by Giles who discovered a treacherous Soviet plan to bomb major Allied cities from Havana, Cuba.
The Mirage tank is the most advanced land vehicle available to the Allies. It has significant firepower and is effective against all surface targets. This, combined with its ability to camouflage itself while stationary, or not using its secondary ability, makes it perfect for ambushing enemy forces. It does, however, have very weak armour and the spectrum cannon has a relatively short range. In order to construct Mirage tanks, a War Factory with access to Maximum Clearance is required.
The Mirage tank's secondary ability allows it to project a stealth field in a limited radius around itself, cloaking any allied units within that radius. The Mirage tank itself is fully visible and unable to use its weapon, making it highly vulnerable. It is however unable to cloak each other using its secondary ability.
The Mirage Tank's cloaking is almost unique to the Mirage tank, being shared by the spy (who can be seen by other players as a friendly unit) and the Sudden Transport. It is the only cloakable unit that can attack.
Note that critically damaged mirage tanks won't cloak themselves if idle.
|“|| Now's our chance
- It seems that the Mirage is a French tank, according to the accent of his quotes and his phrases, but it was never explained how the French managed to get such a powerful tank if they were occupied by the Soviets (according to the European map in the first mission's intro of the Allies).
- There is one way to detect that you're being attacked by a Mirage Tank. If your units are being damaged without any enemy units appearing on the radar, it means that there's a Mirage Tank near your units.
- Its special ability is the Gap Generator, which can use some kind of device that blanks not only the tank itself but other objects out of enemy radar.
- "You called for a Mirage?"
- "Mirage Tank."
- "Mirage Tank opperational."
- "Bonjour, commander."
- "Camouflage standing by."
- "We are awaiting for direction."
- "To the next mirage."
- "Place to place."
- "Prepare to plead!"
- "Into the background!"
- "Now's our chance."
- "It's time to play our hand."
- "Don't let them see us coming."
- "Now, now!"
- "Fire at will!"
- "Commence attack!"
- "Ambush them!"
- "Approaching the target."
* Don't let them leave.
- "They found us."
- "We're taking damage."
- "How bad are we hit?"