Dragon tank (Generals 1)

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Gen Gameicon.png ZH Gameicon.png
CNCG Dragon Tank Cameo.png
Dragon Tank
Generals Dragon Tank.jpg
Unit
Affiliation

China.gif China
C inf.png Shin Fai
C tank.png Ta Hun Kwai
C nuke.png Tsing Shi Tao


China.gif Leang
Role Anti-structure/anti-infantry tank
Armament Flamethrower
Properties
Hit points 280
Armor type Dragon Tank
Production
Cost
  • $800
  • $700 (General Kwai)
Produced by Chinese war factory
Hotkey D
Combat
Ground attack 10 (12.5 with Black Napalm) (Flame)
Cooldown 40
Speed 30 (25 when badly damaged)
Attack range
  • 75
  • 25 (Firewall)
Sight range 100-200
Function
Upgrades
Gen1 Black Napalm Icons.png
Black Napalm
Abilities
Gen1 Fire Wall Icons.png
Creates a wall of fire
Can clear garrisoned buildings
It's very hot in here!
- Dragon Tank rolling out of the War Factory

The Dragon tank is a specialized flamethrower tank that was used by the Chinese during the war against the GLA.

Overview

Storage tanks sealed!
- Dragon Tank

Armed with a flamethrower, the Dragon Tank is most effective against soft targets (i.e. infantry), scorching them instantly, and can also be used to quickly clear garrisoned buildings. In addition, it is also quite effective against light vehicles and highly effective against buildings.

The Dragon Tank can also spray flames back and forth in a 180 degree arc, making it an effective area denial weapon, albeit with a relatively short range. While doing so, it cannot fire normally upon approaching enemies. Nevertheless, the wall, once fully formed, is a daunting and deadly barrier to infantry and light vehicles alike. The wall can also be used to destroy multiple structures at a time.

Upgrades

Black Napalm upgrade is complete!
- Dragon Tank's crew talking about the upgrade
Gen1 Black Napalm Icons.png Black napalm Available from the War Factory, black napalm burns hotter than the regular fuel used by the tank, increasing its effectiveness by 25%. Purchasable at any China War Factory for a cost of $2000

Abilities

A lone Dragon Tank breathing fire.
Where should I unleash the dragon?
- Dragon Tank's crew asking where to breathe fire
Gen1 Fire Wall Icons.png Fire Wall The Dragon Tank will use its weapon to produce a wall of flame across the selected location.

Strategy

Tactics

The dragon awakes!
- Dragon Tank

The Dragon Tank excels at eliminating infantry whether in the open or garrisoned in buildings. The Fire Wall ability can render areas impassable to enemy infantry, and is especially useful for screening a position against Terrorist attacks. Due to fireproof armor, Dragon Tanks are immune to the flames of friendly (and rogue) Dragon Tanks. They are also deadly against buildings, especially when upgraded with Black Napalm. Use the fire wall ability to burn structures down faster than regular attacks.

Used in conjunction with other tanks, such as the Battlemaster or Gatling Tank, it can create an impassable roadblock to enemy tanks and infantry. Several groups can establish a perimeter for other units to move in, sweeping across the map and cornering the enemy in their own base. PAY ATTENTION to your ground units and buildings nearby as the wall of fire will burn everything on its path. The fire wall also require a short time before maximum damage is achieved.

Counters

Keep it steady!
- Dragon Tank

The Dragon Tank is surprisingly resilient against missiles from infantry-carried launchers, but otherwise was quite thinly armored, and lacks any anti-air protection. Their short range also makes means that Dragon tanks crews will take significant casualties in any battle. Against regular tanks it is next to useless unless used in large numbers. It also causes terrorists to detonate their bombs when hit by it, and coupled with its low range, the terrorist's bomb may damage itself and nearby friendly units. making them not effective for attacking hordes of charging terrorists.

Quotes

When created

  • It's very hot in here!

When selected

  • Dragon tank.
  • Storage tanks sealed!
  • Pressure levels set.
  • Temperatures stable.
  • Everything ready here.
  • Adjusting gas valves!

When moving

  • Maintain a smooth ride!
  • Moving volatiles.
  • Right, we are moving!
  • Keep it steady.
  • Let us get closer.

When ordered to attack=

  • Release the flames!
  • Let loose the juice!
  • Ignition!
  • Drown them in flames!
  • Set them ablazing!
  • Hose them down!

When ordered use Fire Wall

  • Firestorm ready!
  • Ready for firestorm attack.
  • Where should I unleash the dragon?
  • Unleash the firestorm!
  • The dragon awakes!
  • I will leave a dark cloud!
  • The earth will burn!

When Black Napalm upgrade is complete

  • Black Napalm upgrade is complete!

Trivia

  • The Fire Wall ability's cameo portrays the Dragon Tank creating a circle of fire, but in-game, the ability produces an arc of flames instead. This might be an oversight from the developers.
  • The Dragon tank is the PLA's equivalent of the Brotherhood of Nod's Flame Tanks, albeit with a single turreted thrower.

Gallery

See also

China.gif People's Republic of China First GLA War Arsenal China.gif
China.gif General Leang Arsenal China.gif
Sheppard.png Tanks CNCTW Scorpion Tank Cameo.png