A little (pre-)Christmas update is always good, ain't it?
Well, here I go:
First I'd like to show you the M1A3 Medium Battle Tank, used by the Western Coalition.
M1A3 Abrams MBT. Cost: 2300$.
The Abrams was developed arround the cold war, in a joint project between the United States and Germany, which did also spawn the Leopard 2 tank. The M1A3 is the newest version of the M1 series battle tank. It has probably the biggest caliber of all tanks currently in service, with a 180mm Smoothbore cannon. As support weapon, it also posessed a .60 machine gun, mounted right aside the main gun. If the need arises, it can be upgraded with a .50 caliber heavy machine gun, mounted on the gunners' hatch. Furthermore, it can be upgraded with Slat armor, which lowers the damage taken by RPGs.
Next we have the EUDF's Heavy assault tank, the Leopard 4.
Leopard 4 SALPz. Cost: 3500.
The Leopard 4 spawned from the same joint project as the WC's Abrams and the Leopard 3. It is in a nutshell, a Leopard 3 with active defense, twin weapons, four instead of two tracks, and it's about 20% bigger and slower. But that's not all. Even though they may look like the cannons of a Leopard 3, they aren't. They fire a twice as powerful beam, that can even cut a dratted tank in two pieces, in fact, it has been seen destroying low flying helicopters with it's main cannon. The Leopard 4's systems are mostly classified, such as their active defense system: It doesn't protect the tank from incoming missiles, it protects the tank from taking damage by those, it's not known how exactely it works.
And last but not least, the Railgun emplacement.
They may look small, but they are strong. These small turrets are the EUDF's main anti vehicle defense system, their railgun pierces through most vehicles, be it a jeep, a tank or a MCV, nothing is safe from theese. Once the gunner is used to the turret, he can request a second gun, doubling the rate of fire, and thus its deadlyness.