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The Modern Armor is an Information Era heavy cavalry unit in Civilization VI. It upgrades from the Tank (or its replacements) and requires Uranium Uranium.

In the Gathering Storm expansion, the Modern Armor requires 1 Oil Oil to train and 1 Oil Oil per turn to maintain.

Strategy[]

The ultimate in heavy armor attack strength is here! The Modern Armor can stand against any of the strongest late game units, such as Mechanized Infantry, and beat them with its superior speed and special upgrades. It is especially dangerous for ranged units, which are blown to pieces by its powerful guns.

Like earlier heavy cavalry units, the Modern Armor ignores the zone of control of enemy units, which allows it unparalleled freedom of movement around the battlefield.

Civilopedia entry[]

Modern armor is significantly better than those wonderful Panthers, T-34s, Cromwells and Shermans that tore things up during World War II. Today's main battle tanks (MBTs) 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 on the modern battlefield. What an MBT cannot just blast apart it can run over. A modern tank can scream across the battlefield at 60 kilometers per hour while firing 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. Infantry rarely carry weapons strong enough to destroy thick-skinned modern armor – except of course, for their radios, which they can use to call in artillery or helicopter gunships. Unfortunately, MBTs don’t work well in the irregular, anti-insurgent warfare now in vogue.

Trivia[]

  • The Modern Armor's model is based on the T-80BV MBT.
  • The Modern Armor's uranium requirement is based on its particular applications to tank warfare - something demonstrated to great effect during the 1991 Gulf War.
  • Like the Tank before it, Modern Armor uses its main gun while attacking and its machine gun when defending.

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See also[]

Civilization VI Units [edit]
Civilian

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Land military

AT CrewArcher (Hul'che1Pítati Archer1) • ArtilleryBarbarian Horse ArcherBombardCatapultCavalry (CossackHuszár GS-Only.pngLlanero1) • Courser GS-Only.png (Black Army GS-Only.png) • Crossbowman (Voi Chiến1) • Crouching TigerCuirassier GS-Only.pngField Cannon (Hwacha R&F-Only.png) • Giant Death Robot GS-Only.pngHeavy Chariot (Maryannu Chariot Archer) • HelicopterHorseman (Barbarian HorsemanHetairoi1) • Infantry (Digger1) • Keshig R&F-Only.pngKnight (Mandekalu Cavalry GS-Only.pngMamlukTagma1Line Infantry (Garde ImpérialeRedcoat) • Machine GunMalón Raider R&F-Only.pngMan-At-Arms (Khevsur R&F-Only.pngBerserkerSamurai) • Mechanized InfantryModern ATModern ArmorMountie GS-Only.pngMusketman (ConquistadorJanissary GS-Only.png) • Nihang1Oromo Cavalry1Pike and Shot (Carolean GS-Only.png) • Pikeman (Impi R&F-Only.png) • Questing Knight4Ranger (Highlander R&F-Only.png) • Rocket ArtilleryRough RiderSabum Kibittum1Saka Horse ArcherScout (Okihtcitaw R&F-Only.png) • Skirmisher GS-Only.png (Warak'aq GS-Only.png) • SlingerSpearman (Hoplite) • Spec Ops R&F-Only.pngSwordsman (Hypaspist1Immortal1LegionNgao MbebaToa GS-Only.png) • TankTrebuchet (Domrey1) • Vampire3VaruWar-CartWarrior MonkWarrior (Eagle WarriorGaesatae1) • Winged Hussar1Zombie5

Naval military

Aircraft CarrierBattleship (Minas Geraes) • Caravel (Nau1) • DestroyerFrigate (De Zeven Provincien R&F-Only.pngJong1) • Galley (Bireme GS-Only.pngViking Longship) • IroncladMissile CruiserNuclear SubmarinePrivateer (Barbary Corsair GS-Only.pngSea DogQuadrireme (Dromon1) • Submarine (U-Boat)

Aircraft

BiplaneBomberFighter (P-51 Mustang) • Jet BomberJet Fighter

Support

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Religious

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See also Great PeopleHeroes
1 Requires a DLC2 Apocalypse mode only • 3 Secret Societies mode only • 4 Heroes & Legends mode only • 5 Zombie Defense mode only

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