Advanced anti-armour 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 its 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 camo-scanners, 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 its main defense. Its light armor is not suited to withstanding engagements with heavier tanks, although it was seen surviving the Apocalypse Tank cannons.
|Personal Gap Generator||By using the gap generator on itself at low power, the Mirage tank can become hidden from view when stationary, changing its appearance to that of an inanimate object, such as a tree or a lamppost. This effect cannot be seen by enemy forces, unlike the obvious cloaking effect of the Gap Field.|
|Gap Field||By re-routing power from its main weapon to its Personal Gap Generator, the Mirage Tank can deploy a cloaking field that shrouds all targets within its radius from the enemy's view. The downside to this ability is that the Mirage Tank cannot use its main weapon due to the power requirements, and that the Mirage Tank cannot conceal itself as well.|
|“|| 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. Later in the final battle of Leningrad 10 of these tanks were chronoshift into the city to knock the Soviets off the plateau and stop the soviet shuttle from taking off.
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, an Armor Facility 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.
- Highly destructive
- As strong as the guardian tank.
- Faster and cheaper than Apocalypse tank, King Oni and Future tank X-1
- Can hide units under its cloaking field
- Can disguise itself by blending with terrain objects
- Spectrum beam reflects and damages multiple targets at once
- Instantly kills infantry
- Fastest tier 3 ground unit
- Kills light vehicles such as bullfrogs and mecha tengus in one shot
- Short range
- Much lighter armor compared to other Tier 3 Vehicles.
- Vulnerable to air attacks
- Enemy scouts can easily detect disguised Mirage tanks
- Vulnerable to advanced base defenses
- Spectrum beam is still not powerful enough to destroy some tier-3 vehicles like Apocalypse Tanks in one shot
- Can be crushed by heavy vehicles
- Doesn't rotate its weapon turret.
- When in critical damage the mirage camouflage will fall which makes visable to enemy
Upon exiting an Armor Facility
- You call for the mirage?
- Mirage Tank!
- We are wait your direction!
- Camouflage, standing by!
- Bonjour, Commander!
- What should it be?"
- Mirage tank, operational!
- Mirage field, standing by!
Select when use camouflage
- Do they suspect we're here?
- Is it time?
- Wait for the right moment!
- Keep still!
- Blending in!
- Nothing here but trees!
- Place to place!
- On the prowl!
- To the next mirage!
- Into the background!
- Prepare to blend!
Moving when use gap generator
- Maintain cloaking field!
- Careful now!
- We're out in the open!
- Take it steady!
- They may see us now!
- Ambush them!
- Commence attack!
- Now, now!
- Fire at will!
- Now is the time!
- C'était fatal!
Move to Attack
- Don't let them see us coming!
- Approaching the target!
- Track them down!
- It's time to play our hand!
- Now's our chance!
- Firing Spectrum Cannon!
- End it quickly!
- Au Revoir!
- Again, AGAIN!
- Don't let them leave!
- How bad are we hit?
- They found us!
- We're taking damage!
- 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). It could possibly be that the operator is French, or the French gave Futuretech a tank chasis blueprint before it got occupied and it eventually became the Mirage Tank. As a token of appreciation, The Allies largely (or solely) deployed French-operated Mirage tanks from any Frenchman willing to take arms on their Soviet occupants.
- 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.
- It is strange how bears and dogs could detect Mirage Tanks unlike burst drones that are built to detect disguised enemies.
- When there's nothing around to copy, the Mirage Tank will turn invisible, and on rare occasions, the Mirage Tank will copy a unit.
- When a Mirage Tank is "Iron Curtained", if it disguises as an object, it is seen very clearly as the object is also "Iron Curtained".