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The Chimera is a modified mining rig with a mounted laser cannon, acting as a Chinese battle tank in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage.[1]

Background

It was included in the Anchorage Reclamation simulation created by VSS at the behest of General Constantine Chase.

Characteristics

Specifications

Originally, it was a mining rig.[1] The Chinese had refitted the vehicle with long range weapons and reinforced armor.[1]

Gameplay attributes

The player character may encounter Chimera tanks twice throughout the campaign, a pair off in the distance during The Guns of Anchorage and at the fuel depot during Paving the Way. Only one chimera is ever actually fought, serving as a miniboss at the fuel depot. Walking into a Chimera while crouching will knock the player character down, causing damage.

Chimera tanks are described as being superior to any American tank available.[1] They are equipped with a unique laser weapon similar to Liberty Prime's eye laser. Chimeras take slightly increased damage when shot in the screws and noticeably increased damage when shot in the cannon or radar antenna.

Statistics

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Chimera
xx00301F
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
0%
Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)

Notes

The Chimeras are considered robots and can be disabled with the Robotics Expert perk.

Appearances

Chimera tanks appear in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage.

Behind the scenes

A cut reconstructed audio log mention the tanks, the voice line stating, "Chimera Tanks? Come on, man, even you have to admit these are sheer fantasy."[2]

Bugs

Icon xbox360.png The tanks may not be hostile towards the player when first encountered.[verified]

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lone Wanderer:"What exactly IS a Chimera?"
    Thomas Morgan:"Put simply, it's a co-opted mining rig that's been changed into an armored vehicle -- bigger and tougher than any tank we have in our arsenal. The Chinese fitted the vehicle with multiple weapons, reinforced the armor and outfitted them for long range."
    Thomas Morgan's dialogue
  2. Reconstructed audio log; Reconstructed audio log 31.13