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Game Info[]

Advanced armored unit of the Information Era. Upgrades from the Tank. Requires Aluminum Aluminum.

  • Common abilities:
    • Can Move After Attacking
    • No Defensive Terrain Bonuses

Strategy[]

Modern Armor is the next-generation tank of modern times, capable of dealing with modern Mechanized Infantry and the other highly advanced units of the late game. Its design is vastly improved in almost every way from the older armor unit. Composite elements replace most of the heavier steel ones, making the tank more fuel-efficient; its weapons are also much more efficient. Because of these changes, the Modern Armor doesn't use Oil anymore, but Aluminum instead.

Strategically, you should use it the same way as earlier Armored Units.

Civilopedia entry[]

Modern Armor is significantly improved over even the best tanks of World War II. Today's tanks are bigger, faster, have far better armor and weapons, and, perhaps most importantly, are provided with sophisticated computers and communications equipment which greatly improves their power and survivability in the deadly modern battlefield. A modern tank can scream across the battlefield at 60 kilometers per hour while firing away with pinpoint accuracy at a target hundreds of yards away, a targeting computer minutely adjusting the tank's barrel, compensating for each bump or pothole in the road.

On the modern battlefield, the largest threats to modern armor come from enemy armor and artillery, enemy fighters, and helicopter gunships. Infantry rarely carry weapons strong enough to destroy enemy tanks - except of course, for their radios, which they can use to call in artillery or air power.

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Trivia[]

  • The modern armor used in Civilization V is mainly based on the German Leopard 2A5, which competes with the American M1A2 Abrams, the British Challenger 2, the French Leclerc, the Israeli Merkava 4, and the Russian T-90MS for the distinction of being one of the world's best tanks.
  • In past Civilization games, the model for modern armor was the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
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