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Dragon Tank
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Unit
Affiliation

People's Republic of China

Role

Anti-structure/anti-infantry tank

Armament

Flamethrower

Properties
Hit points

280

Armour 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Tactics[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Selected Quotes[edit | edit source]

It's very hot in here!
- When emerging from the War Factory
Dragon Tank.
- When selected
Storage tanks sealed!
- When selected
Pressure levels set.
- When selected
Temperatures stable.
- When selected
Everything ready here.
- When selected
Adjusting gas valves!
- When selected
Maintain a smooth ride!
- When moving
Moving volatiles.
- When moving
Right, we are moving!
- When moving
Keep it steady.
- When moving
Let us get closer.
- When moving
Release the flames!
- When ordered to attack
Let loose the juice!
- When ordered to attack
Ignition!
- When ordered to attack
Drown them in flames!
- When ordered to attack
Set them ablazing!
- When ordered to attack
Hose them down!
- When ordered to to attack
Firestorm ready!
- When ordered use Fire Wall
Ready for firestorm attack.
- When ordered to use Fire Wall
Where should I unleash the dragon?
- When ordered to use Fire Wall
Unleash the firestorm!
- When using Fire Wall
The dragon awakes!
- When using Fire Wall
I will leave a dark cloud!
- When using Fire Wall
The earth will burn!
- When using Fire Wall
Black Napalm upgrade is complete!
- When the Black Napalm is complete

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 (in the mod Shockwave, General Leang's Dragon Tanks resemble the Tiberian Dawn Flame Tanks, save for a rotating turret and three fuel tanks instead of two).
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