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Future Tank X-1

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Unit
Affiliation
Role

Advanced Anti-Surface Tank

Armament
  • Neutron Scrambler (x2)
  • Riot Beam cannon (x2)
Tier

3

Properties
Hit points

3000

Armour type

BaseAdvancedTankArmor (0% Melee, 0% Sniper, 50% Gun, 25% Auto Cannon, 100% Rocket, 150% Flak, 100% Cannon, 100% Prism, 100% Tesla, 250% Explosive, 5% Radiation)

Amphibious

No

Production
Cost

3000

Build time

0:30

Produced by

Armor Facility

Requires

Max Clearance
Defense Bureau

Combat
Ground attack

50 (x2) (Neutron)

Cooldown

30 seconds (Special Ability)

Speed

45

Attack range

250

Sight range
  • 275 (vision)
  • 500 (shroud clearing range)
Function
Abilities

Riot Beam

Notes

Can self-repair when damaged. Neutron Scrambler explosions can affect aircraft.

Future Tank operational.
- Future Tank X-1

The Future Tank X-1 is an advanced battle tank available to the Allies in Uprising.

Background[edit | edit source]

After the end of the war, the FutureTech Corporation began developing the prototype for an advanced computer-controlled tank. Powered by FutureTech's proprietary collider fuel cell, this "Future Tank" sought to combine the power and durability of Soviet armor with the advanced A.I. used by the Empire of the Rising Sun. The result was a technological marvel, an all terrain vehicle capable of not only functioning without a pilot, but also "thinking" on its own. It could even engage in conversation in more than 14 different languages, although the Future Tank was noted to have a rather gruff personality.

The Future Tank's two "arms" were in fact its main weapons - massive devices known as neutron scramblers. Using technology spun off from the Proton Collider, the neutron scramblers fire concentrated energy spheres that dissipate on impact, causing significant electrical and mechanical damage to anything in the blast radius, while friendly forces bearing encrypted frequencies were unharmed. In addition, excess heat generated by the collider fuel cell was stored in special reservoirs. By emptying these reservoirs through a focused array, the Future Tank could launch a devastating concentrated beam attack.

Because the Future Tank was capable of making decisions without human intervention, and possesses some of the most powerful anti-armor weapons ever made, both the Allied High Command and FutureTech possess instant-access codes that can permanently disable one or all Future Tank units in case of emergency. More importantly, Future Tanks were programmed to only use lethal force when significantly threatened, and were unable to cross international borders without prior approval. At any rate, FutureTech Corporation claimed its latest vehicle was far less fallible when it comes to combat-related judgment calls than human beings are, since they have friend-or-foe designation that prevents friendly-fire, and are naturally immune to battlefield stress and fatigue.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Riot Beam The Future Tank launch a devastating and concentrated attack with far more power than any conventional round.

In-game[edit | edit source]

The Future Tank X-1 is a heavily armoured, slow, and extremely powerful tank. It is also the most expensive Allied unit, costing 3000 credits and requiring both Max Clearance and a Defense bureau to be constructed.

Its burst damage is lacking compared to both the King Oni and the Apocalypse, although this is made up by the huge AOE damage done by the neutron scramblers. Also, its Riot Beam ability allows it to quickly incinerate any enemy units or structures in its path.

However, the Future Tank is far from invincible. Even though its neutron scramblers' blast radius can damage enemy aircraft, it will not target aircraft on its own. Despite being AI-controlled, is still vulnerable to Natasha's Pilot Snipe ability. Also, its rather slow speed means that it can easily be swarmed by anti-armor infantry. So it is recommended to escort it with anti-air and anti-infantry units, as losing even a single Future Tank is very costly.

The Chronosphere synergizes well with the Future Tank, since their dimensions are so slim, a surprising amount can fit inside the radius. Coupled with scouting units or the Surveillance Sweep protocol, a group of five or more Future Tanks can be Chronoshifted into an enemy base and completely cripple their production ability with Riot Beams, basically winning the game. However, doing so requires a tremendous amount of funds, and is very difficult without a solid economy.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Upon exiting an Armor Facility[edit | edit source]

  • Future Tank operational!

Select[edit | edit source]

  • Future Tank X-1!
  • Hello!
  • Greetings!
  • I am ready!
  • Ready for battle!
  • Systems online!
  • Weapons on!

Moving[edit | edit source]

  • Complying!
  • Moving!
  • Affirmative!
  • Ok!
  • Destination set!
  • I move!
  • Received!
  • Advance!

Switch to Neutron Scrambler (Unused)[edit | edit source]

  • Main weapon armed!
  • Primary weapons on!

Switch to Riot Beam (Unused)[edit | edit source]

  • Beam weapon armed!
  • Arming beam weapon!

Attacking with Neutron Scrambler[edit | edit source]

  • Reseting!
  • Kill!
  • Retiring target!
  • Attack!
  • Destroy!
  • Terminate!

Attacking with Riot Beam[edit | edit source]

  • Burn him up!
  • Focus on target!
  • Beam, locked!
  • Charge weapon!

Move to Attack[edit | edit source]

  • Tracking target!
  • Enemy out of range!
  • Target acquired!
  • Set to kill!
  • Enemy!

In combat[edit | edit source]

  • Engaged!
  • Conflict in progress!
  • Resolution imminent.
  • Analyzing profile!
  • Estimating results!

Under fire[edit | edit source]

  • Receiving damage!
  • Under attack!
  • Systems damaged!
  • Spare my life!
  • Do not hurt me!

References[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Surveillance Footage

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Future Tank's overall design is very similar to that of the T-1 Terminators from the third Terminator movie, Rise of the Machines. Its distinctive triangular tank track arrangement is also almost identical to those found on the large, ground-based Hunter-Killer tanks seen in the first two Terminator films (especially obvious from the Future Tank's concept art).
  • Occasionally, when an Apocalypse Tank uses magnetic harpoon on Future Tank X-1, its Riot Beam cannot lock onto any target location.
  • One of the unit's features listed in the unit profile is "data-mining rootkit". A rootkit is a collection of malicious computer software which grants remote access to and control over a computer or other system. This may imply that FutureTech plans to take over Allied computer systems using the Future Tanks.
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