Post news RSS Updates: Claws of the Eagle Part 1

This is an update about the new NATO vehicles and tanks.

Posted by on

Nobody expects a ZHE update (during MOTY season)! Especially a REAL BEEFY update about NATO vehicles and tanks and not just a filler update.


This time featuring the Leopard 2A4, M1A2 Abrams and M2A3 Bradley. NATO MBTs, while generally serves the same purpose as the PLA MBTs, specialises in air-land blitzkrieg assault tactics to best utilise their fewer number than the PLA war machine to their advantage. With air superiority secured, NATO MTBs could spot and fire at their targets with lightning speed! This effectively makes them superior in breaking through enemy defensive lines or a 1v1 engagement with enemy MBT.

The M2A3 Bradley, when compared to the PLA ZBD-04A, is inferior in terms of firepower but cheaper to produce and field. However, both could shred enemy infantry to pieces so they succeed in their intended roles, infantry fighting. When it comes to anti-tank role, the M2A3 Bradley outperforms the ZBD-04A with its double TOW launchers if the missiles hit their target.

The fate of battle between these NATO and PLA armours lies in how you best utilise their traits and characteristics in combat. I swear, they're really different from each other and not just a clone of the same respective units.



NATO Leopard 2A4 'Crusader' Main Battle Tank is the backbone of the Western European armoured divisions. Made from German steel and engineering, this tank excels in all aspects of armoured warfare whether it's firepower, speed or survivability.

As a result of this, many NATO countries opt for the Leopard 2A4 instead of the Abrams. Armed with a 120mm smoothbore gun, it's a force to be reckoned with.

Mounting the Leopard 2A4 with an optional M240 GPMG gunner increases its effectiveness against enemy infantry, attack helicopter and low-flying aircraft while also increasing the line of sight.

Doesn't come equipped with pre-installed smoke grenade dischargers but they can become available via a local upgrade. Despite that fact, Leopard 2A4 can still use its engine as a smoke screen generator to create a small smoke screen surrounding it in case of emergency.

To further increase its endurance, upgradable armour skirt option is available for installation.

Armaments: 120mm smoothbore gun, M240 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and (upgradable) pintle-mounted M240 7.62mm machine gun.




NATO M1A2 SEP 'Abrams' Main Battle Tank is the symbol of US imperialism freedom and democracy. Deployed in many "liberation" wars especially during the GWOT such as the Gulf War or the Iraq War, the Abrams has evolved to become the MBT of all time. It's also seen within NATO as the ironclad.

Armed with the same 120mm smoothbore gun as its European counterpart, it's unrivaled in delivering democracy to all corners of the world.

With the Leopard 2A4 being cheaper to produce (and better?) than the American counterpart, the Abrams, many still question why the US still opt for it. Infamous US general 'Ironside' speaks to the press with quote "Why the fuck not? We're rich! And our citizens don't need no healthcare or living wage. That's for pussies. We live in a free country, a free world. What are you? A COMMIE???"

General Ironside then left the room, refusing to elaborate further.

Mounting the M1A2 SEP with an optional M240 GPMG gunner or M2 'Ma Deuce' HMG gunner increases its effectiveness against enemy infantry, vehicle, attack helicopter and low-flying aircraft while also increasing the line of sight.

Doesn't come equipped with pre-installed smoke grenade dischargers but they can become available via a local upgrade. Despite that fact, M1A2 SEP can still use its engine as a smoke screen generator to create a small smoke screen surrounding it in case of emergency.

To further increase its endurance, upgradable armour skirt option is available for installation.

Armaments: 120mm smoothbore gun, M240 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, (upgradable) pintle-mounted M240 7.62mm machine gun and (upgradable) pintle-mounted M2 'Ma Deuce' 12.7mm air-defense machine gun.


NATO M2A3 'Bradley' Infantry Fighting Vehicle is NATO's universal combat vehicle named after US General, Omar Bradley. Cheap to produce, it remains the best choice for many NATO countries despite its aging. Designed to fight alongside the Abrams, it's held in the same high regards among NATO troops.

Armed with 25mm autocannon and two TOW ATGM launchers, the Bradley can engage both enemy infantry and tanks with great effectiveness. It's not to be underestimated.

It can also transport troops to the frontline in mass with utmost speed.

In case of emergency, the M2A3 can use the equipped smoke grenade dischargers to cover its timely retreat or to support friendly troops in advancing into enemy position.

Armaments: 25mm autocannon, coaxial M240 machine gun and (upgradable 2x BGM-71 TOW ATGM launchers.)

That concludes the first part of the update. Please vote for MOTY, thx 🙏



Comments
Strogglet15
Strogglet15 - - 1,353 comments

Oh boy, the details on that M1A2 Abrams is so good, I love it.
I also like the window design, the brightness will help with a quick identification.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
VectorIV Author
VectorIV - - 3,192 comments

Thanks!

Reply Good karma+3 votes
Chetech
Chetech - - 223 comments

this mod makes me wish we had something like Ares/Phobos but for Zero Hour. Imagine the possibilities.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
VectorIV Author
VectorIV - - 3,192 comments

Never say never! Ten years ago I never thought I would've gotten this far.

Reply Good karma+5 votes
Ronnin2011
Ronnin2011 - - 38 comments

Once again some insane details! Thanks for this surprise update mate <3
This mod will be a beast and the best of its kind! Voted!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
VectorIV Author
VectorIV - - 3,192 comments

Thanks!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest - - 695,066 comments

Is the relationship between Crusader and Abrams the same level of main battle tank, or will Abrams become the position of advanced technology tank similar to Paladin tank in the original game? Anyway, I'm still excited to see the Leopard 2A4 among generals. Thank you for your work. I can't wait to play with these beautiful tank models

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
VectorIV Author
VectorIV - - 3,192 comments

Abrams is slower but has thicker armour, more health and two pintle mg options.

Reply Good karma+3 votes
GDI_Amiya
GDI_Amiya - - 209 comments

Seeing your beautiful Leopard 2A4 tank, I suddenly thought, is it the "tank killer", the predecessor of the Crusader tank in the early color measurement version of the General, whose prototype is the Leopard tank?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
VectorIV Author
VectorIV - - 3,192 comments

Possibly.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Mwang0429
Mwang0429 - - 8 comments

So, when will the new version be announced for our players?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DragonPanzer
DragonPanzer - - 9 comments

Love the work cant wait to play! Keep up the good work.
Tho would love to see this mod in GenLuncher too.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.