The year is 2055, more than thirty years after the events of Zero Hour, Earth suffers a catastrophic collision with meteorites. The world is thrown into turmoil as large swathes of land are annihilated. Four factions, the ADF (Asian Democratic Federation), WEA (West European Alliance), WLF (World Liberation Front), and AC (American Confederacy) are at war for control of the remaining already harder to find resources as well as the preservation of their nations and geopolitical interests. Welcome to Deep Impact.
This is the UAN’s most basic tank. It differs from most main battle tanks in that it has a unique weapon system. It is equipped with a modified tank cannon that fires burning, balls of sulphur at it's enemies. These fireballs are far more effective vs. infantry and also do increased damage to structures. The main downside of these fireballs is that they are largely ineffective vs. tank armour. For this reason the UAN have made it possible to garrison an infantry soldier inside to aid the tank in battle. This allows them, for an extra cost, to transport their infantry quickly around the battlefield in complete safety, while still allowing the infantry to fire out. They remain safe unless the fuel tank on the back of the scorcher was ruptured by say a tank shell, instantly frying the doomed infantry inside the remains of the tank. Rumours of the Scorcher having a secondary ability are at the present time, unfounded.