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For other tanks of the same name, see Tesla tank.
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Tesla Tank

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CNCRA3 Tesla Tank Disruptor.jpg

Internal name



RA3 USSR logo.png Soviet Union


Advanced anti-infantry / anti-armour tank


Small-sized Advanced Tesla coils (×2)


Integral steel-cavity armour plating


2 (Campaign only)





Build time


Produced by

War factory


EM Disruptor

Like my new treads?
- Tesla Tank

The Tesla tank was an experimental Soviet tank that saw limited deployment during the Third World War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Like a Christmas tree!
- Tesla Tank

The chassis was fully tracked and two small yet advanced Tesla coils were mounted in a turret.

It was also equipped with the same electromagnetic disruptor device fielded by Tesla Troopers, which disable enemy vehicles. Compared to the Tesla-armed Stingray amphibious strike craft, the Tesla Tank saw much more restricted deployment. It was notably stronger compared to older versions of the Tesla tank.

Deployment History[edit | edit source]

T-Tesla Tanks! They're gonna torch us!
- An Allied soldier, speaks in fear as Tesla Tanks defend Peter and Paul Fortress in Leningrad.

Tesla Tanks saw limited deployment and were only used for specific occasions. Premier Anatoly Cherdenko set the Tesla tanks against the Allied forces in Leningrad at the end of the Third World War.

RA3 USSR logo.png The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Red Alert 3 and contradicts canon sources.
- Tesla Tank while attacking Ft. Bradley

In the Soviet campaign, Premier Anatoly Cherdenko's forces made heavy use of these Tesla tanks on Easter Island in an unsuccessful attempt to purge internal threats to his power. The Soviet Commander who defeated Cherdenko acquired from him a number of Tesla tanks which were then used to attack Fort Bradley in New York and then to eliminate the last Allied forces at the Liberty Island.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Twin Tesla Coil The Tesla tank use its small-sized Advanced Tesla coils.
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Electro Magnetic Disruptors Activates Electro Magnetic Disruptors, which completely disables all enemy vehicles in the vicinity. However during this time, the Tesla Tank is also immobile.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Tesla Tank- Charging Completed!
- Tesla Tank preparing to shoot lightnings at their enemies

The Tesla tank is a special unit which may not be produced either in campaign or multiplayer mode. The exception is in the Soviet mission- The Stone-Faced Witnesses. The Cherdenko loyalist Soviet war factories produce these Tesla tanks and if captured, the player may as well. The player also starts off with some Tesla tanks in Blight on the Big Apple, but still can't build any.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Creater[edit | edit source]

  • Like my new treads?!
  • Tesla tank, charge complete!

Select[edit | edit source]

  • Who needs a jump?
  • Capacitators ready!
  • Electrodes primed!
  • I'm wires!
  • Fully shielded!

Moving[edit | edit source]

  • Generators humming!
  • Hmm, good power!
  • Beats walking!
  • Like the handling!

Trying to move when using Electro Magnetic Disruptors[edit | edit source]

  • Sorry if I a turn off!
  • I'm conserving!
  • Blackout anyone?
  • Let's play in the field!
  • Lights out!

Attacking[edit | edit source]

  • Let the juice flow!
  • Light 'em up!
  • Hitting switch!
  • Clear!
  • AC/DC!
  • They could use a little boost!
  • Illuminating!
  • Completing circuit!
  • Like a christmas tree!
  • Is recycled energy!

Use Electro Magnetic Disruptors[edit | edit source]

  • No overcharge protection!
  • Let's make contact!
  • It's the recycled energy!

Charge the Tesla Coil[edit | edit source]

  • I'll charge it up!
  • Give it a boost!
  • Let's turn is on!

Move to Attack[edit | edit source]

  • Charging up!
  • Let's light them up!
  • Time for a shocker!
  • Insulation won't help!
  • He's fried!
  • Incoming storm!
  • Here's your electric bill!
  • Charge!
  • Like a Christmas tree!

In combat[edit | edit source]

  • Just go with a flow!
  • Not a bad conductor!
  • Electricity is in the air!
  • Extra crispy!
  • No resistance!
  • It all soon be over!

Retreating[edit | edit source]

  • Going to source!
  • Heading back for recharge!
  • Don't recycle me!
  • Got a bolt!

Under fire[edit | edit source]

  • What happened to my shielding?!!
  • Hey, don't be so negative!
  • They're giving me static!
  • I may need shock therapy!
  • Was it something I said?

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Tesla Tank is probably piloted by former Tesla Troopers, as their soundbanks are nearly identical.
  • Despite that the Tesla tank cannot be produced in Skirmish, it is available in some mods; for example in the Shock Therapy mod. However, in some Skirmish user-created maps created from EA's Red Alert 3 Worldbuilder, you can produce Tesla Tanks by capturing the War Factory by the Engineer.
  • In the Soviet campaign mission, The Stone-Faced Witnesses, the player can capture one of Premier Chernenko's War factories with an engineer, which produce Tesla tanks instead of Hammer tanks. This is the only way to construct Tesla tanks without modding.
  • In Uprising, in the Commander's Challenge mission "Tesla's Castle", the enemy player has control over a couple of Tesla tanks. The tanks and some Tesla troopers are patrolling the map from mission start. The only way to get control over one of these tanks is to snipe out the driver with Natasha. They also appear in the Sniper's Hollow skirmish map derived from this mission.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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