“These heavily-armored units will attack defensive buildings, distracting them at close range while your other troops do the damage.”
General Information Edit
- Like its Heavy Cavalry forerunners, MBT Mk2s are the armored front runners among all troops. Their default behavior is to seek and destroy defenses. With a large amount of hitpoints, they can endure more than any other troop of their age, as well as dealing a lot of damage before falling. However, their disadvantages is that they have low damage and can be killed easily by Anti-Tank Guns.
Historical Description Edit
The M48 Patton was a medium tank named for the legendary general George S. Patton, who commanded the third and seventh U.S. armies during WWII. Compared to eariler American tanks, the M48 featured superior track links and a significantly lower hull that sloped in the front to deflect enemy shells. During the war in Vietnam, Pattons were used primarily in a fire-support role as the North Vietnamese had relatively few tanks. However, the M48's thick armor proved useful against enemy small-arms fire, landmines and rocket-propelled grenades.
A deep modernization of the M48 tank. Development of the prototype was started in 1957, and in 1959 the order for production of the first tank was placed with Chrysler. A total of 15,000 vehicles of four modifications were manufactured.
The M60 was the last U.S. main battle tank to utilize homogeneous steel armor for protection. It was also the last to feature an escape hatch under the hull. (The escape hatch was provided for the driver, whose top-side hatch could easily be blocked by the main gun. Access between the driver's compartment and the turret fighting compartment was also restricted, requiring that the turret be traversed to the rear).
In 1957, plans were laid in the US for a universal or all purpose tank. Fulfilling this requirement with an interim tank resulted to the M60 series, which largely resembles the M48 it was based on, but has significant differences. The M60 mounted a 105 mm M68 main gun with the bore evacuator mounted towards the middle of the tube, compared with the M48's 90 mm M41, which mounted the bore evacuator towards the end of the tube right after its T-shaped blast deflector. It also had a hull with a straight front slope whereas the M48's hull was rounded, had three support rollers per side to the M48's five, and had road wheels constructed from aluminum rather than steel, although the M48 wheels were often used as spare parts.
Attacking Strategies Edit
- MBT Mk2s have a lot of health but are slow and have low attack power, so use them in groups.
- MBT Mk2s are weak against many defenses grouped together.
- When pushing for trophies, you would need to destroy the City Center. In many bases, the town center would be in the center of the base. First, train up an army of MBT Mk2s and a Wall Breacher such as the Elite Combat Engineer. When attacking, deploy your combat engineer and wait till it destroys the necessary walls. Then, deploy all your Main Battle Tanks in the areas which the City Center is more close to. If there are a few defenses blocking the way, destroy them. Then rally your Main Battle Tanks to destroy the City Center.
- Main Battle Tanks would ignore defensive troops and would pursue their targets which are defensive buildings. However, if a defensive troop attacks the battle tank, the Main Battle Tanks will attack back until the defensive troop is killed; thus making the battle tank distracted. Try to use and deploy ranged infantry such as the Veteran Rifleman or heavy infantry such as Valiant Infantry after deploying the tanks to eliminate the defensive troops.
Defensive Strategies Edit
- MBT Mk2s are a good alliance troop due to its high health; making it longer to kill them.
- The Reinforcements technology in the Library spawns Main MBT Mk2s in the forest and they attack troops of the attacker.
- It shares same visual as M48 patton made by USA.
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