Tank hunter (Generals 1)

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Gen1 Tank Hunter Icons.png
Tank Hunter
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China.gif China
C inf.png Shin Fai
C tank.png Ta Hun Kwai
C nuke.png Tsing Shi Tao
China.gif Leang


Anti-armour/anti-air infantry

  • Anti Tank Rocket Launcher
  • TNT charges
Hit points


Armour type

Human Armor

  • $300
  • $350 (General Tao)
  • $375 (General Kwai)
Build time


Produced by

Chinese barracks



Ground attack

40 (Infantry Missile)




20 (10 if badly wounded)

Attack range

175 (minimum 5)

Sight range


Gen1 Nationalism Icon.jpg
Gen1 Nationalism Icon.jpg
Patriotism (Fai only)
CNCG TNT Attack Cameo.png
Plant TNT Charges
We'll tear through their armor!
- Tank Hunter reporting for duty

Tank Hunter is the name given to China's anti-tank infantry.

Background[edit | edit source]

Enemy tanks out there?
- Tank Hunter

Armed with a rocket launcher that could reduce armor to scraps in seconds, their rockets also have targeting systems built into them allowing Tank Hunters to attack aircraft, though the system is not accurate enough to track moving infantry. Tank Hunters (as their name suggests) are highly effective against enemy vehicles.

Garrisoned in Bunkers or civilian buildings, Tank Hunters can provide a solid defence against enemy tank rushes. Tank Hunters are also armed with TNT charges, which, if they can get close enough to a vehicle, enable them to severely damage or destroy it.

However, compared to the charges of Colonel Burton and Jarmen Kell as trained by Rodall Juhziz, their TNT charges are relatively weak. For example, it requires a large number of TNT charges to destroy a building, while one of Colonel's Burton's or Juhziz's Jarmen Kell's charges are sufficient to destroy just about any building (or reduce it to a hole) except for a superweapon or Command Center. Groups of 5 or more Tank Hunters experience the so-called "Horde Effect", increasing their morale, confidence and fighting prowess.

Note that mixed groups of Tank Hunters and Red Guard can still experience the Horde Bonus, as long as they are in groups of 5 or more.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Let's fight the tanks!
- Tank Hunter
Name Effect Details
Gen1 Nationalism Icon.jpg
Increases nationalistic fervor in Tank Hunters, thus improving the 'Horde Effect'. Purchasable at the Propaganda Center for a cost of 2000$.
China Infantry General
General Fai's highly trained infantry units already experienced fervent Nationalism. The Patriotism upgrade improved their fighting spirit still further when fighting en masse. Purchasable at General Shin Fai's Propaganda Center for a cost of 2000$.

Ablities[edit | edit source]

I'll get in close.
- Tank Hunter
Name Description
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The Tank Hunter would close with a vehicle or structure and attach an explosive to it. This was useless against aircraft and infantry, and the Hunter had better get a move on after placing the charge, as he has ten seconds to get out of the TNT's blast radius.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dead in their tracks.
- Tank Hunter engaging enemy vehicle

Tank Hunters can be deployed flexibly for anti-vehicle attack and defense. Loaded into a Helix/Assault Helix, Assault Troop Transport, Listening Outpost/Attack Outpost, or bunker-equipped Overlord Tank, Tank Hunters can be used on the offensive. Helix helicopters can fly protected Tank Hunters swiftly over any terrain to wreak havoc on enemy armour or even buildings, provided of course the bunker upgrade was installed.

General Fai is famous for his vast deployment of stealthy Attack Outposts packed with Tank Hunters. Unmodified Troop Crawlers can transport Tank Hunters to the front lines, but they must be offloaded in order to fire, thus offering no protection in a firefight.

Their TNT make enemy tanks think twice about approaching and running them down, as a single charge is often enough to destroy a basic tank, if not heavily damage it. If they manage to survive the fight into an enemy base, their charges can also be used against buildings.

Counters[edit | edit source]

I didn't sign up for this!
- Tank Hunter taking fire

However, Tank Hunters out in the open are as vulnerable to anti-infantry weapons as any other infantry unit, and require considerable numbers to stand any chance against, for example, a Quad Cannon. Like the Missile Defender and RPG Trooper, they are next to useless against other soldiers, being unable to accurately target them.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Selected Quotes[edit | edit source]

We'll tear through their armor!
- When emerging from the Barracks
Tank Hunter here.
- When selected
I am carrying the big gun.
- When selected
Enemy tanks out there?
- When selected
China's rocket soldier.
- When selected
I like the big targets.
- When selected
Track down the enemy.
- When moving
Yes, General.
- When moving
Moving rocket launcher.
- When moving
On the hunt.
- When moving
Let's fight the tanks.
- When moving
Get them.
- When ordered to attack
Dead in their tracks.
- When ordered to attack
Attack that one.
- When ordered to attack
The enemy!
- When ordered to attack
Throw everything at them!
- When ordered to attack
Ow, OW!
- Under fire
Hey, that hurts!
- Under fire
Somebody save me!
- Under fire
I didn't sign up for this!
- Under fire
We are in deep trouble now!
- Under fire
I'll get in close.
- When ordered to use TNT
Crack the shell.
- When ordered to use TNT
Delivering TNT.
- When ordered to use TNT
A quick drop-off.
- When ordered to use TNT
The hunt is over, I give up.
- When surrender
I surrender.
- When surrender
I won't resist.
- When surrender

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Nuclear Tank Hunter icon
  • Nuke General Tsing Shi Tao was supposed to have access to nuclear Tank Hunters, armed with launchers that fired uranium-tipped warheads instead. Nuclear Tank Hunters can fire from a long range and do a massive damage. The rate of fire is quite high and when killed, he spreads nuclear radiation. However, the unit concept overall was scrapped due to being highly unbalanced however it can be used from downloadable mods.
  • The Tank Hunter's in-game model's weapon resemble the PF-89 rocket launcher, but the cameo indicates that they uses what appears to be an AT4 rocket launcher.
    • Coincidentally, the PF-89 was designed as a replacement for the older Type 69 RPG, which is used by GLA RPG Troopers.

See also[edit | edit source]

Internal[edit | edit source]

External[edit | edit source]

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