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For an overview of tanks in the Fallout series, see Tank.

The main battle tank[2] is a tank used by the United States Armed Forces before the Great War.


The United States military has also utilized heavy duty conventional main battle tanks. The heavy tank is a behemoth powered by a nuclear engine that employs a pair of tracked chassis using the poorly-chosen leaf spring suspension, with a single turret mounted on the top. Its key advantage is firepower: The heavy tank is equipped with a pair of large-caliber 140mm[1] cannons using conventional ammunition.[3]

All together, the tank weighed over sixty tons, making it unusable in marshlands and other soft terrains, despite the reliability that allowed for a single soldier to hotwire them and restore them to working order.[4] It has no visible secondary armament. The vehicle bears some resemblance, in turret shape at least, to the M46 Patton which was used by the U.S. Army during the early years of the Korean War, also sporting a similar commander's cupola.

The heavy tank is powered by an equally heavy-duty nuclear engine, with it back pods allowing for the exposure of heat sinks for quick air cooling while stationary.[5] The armor of the heavy tank uses riveted steel.


Fallout 4Edit

Fallout 76Edit

  • Two can be found near the Red Rocket Mega Stop, in a convoy with a few other military vehicles.
  • One can be found outside of Vault 76.
  • Another can be found in the parking lot of the converted munitions factory.
  • Five can be found around Wade Airport: two near the gates, one on the runway, one near the air traffic control tower, and one in a hanger.


The tank near relay tower 0BB-915 has become stuck in rough terrain, as evidenced by a handful of skeletal soldiers with shovels. A nearby note indicates that the tank was taken for a joyride by a group of drunken soldiers immediately prior to the Great War.


The tank appears in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

Behind the scenesEdit

The heavy tank was modeled by Tor Frick[6] and implemented by Lucas Hardi.[7] The tank itself is modelled after the M46 Patton tank.[5]


Game asset
Original model
Modiphius STL 3D printing file


  1. 1.0 1.1 Measured with the in-game yardstick.
  2. Fallout: Wasteland Warfare tank design schematic
  3. Vehicle appearance
  4. Bogged down
  5. 5.0 5.1 [Modiphius vehicle description]
    "This battlefield behemoth is an example of one of the US Army’s pre -war main battle tanks and one of the most powerful vehicles to ever rumble through the wasteland. Powered by a nuclear engine, its single turret design boasts a twin pair of heavy duty 140mm main cannons which it can use to demolish all but the most formidable of assailants in a single salvo. Weighing in at a monster 60 tons, its mass makes it unsuitable for use in soft terrain, but otherwise it’s a steel beast which dominates conventional battlefields. Modelled on the M46 Patton tank last used by the US Army in the conflicts of the mid to late twentieth century, several abandoned examples can be found scattered across the Wasteland and if you’re fortunate to find a working model it can be hotwired and restored to full capacity with a minimum of fuss. Woe betide your foes, if you succeed and one of these leviathans ever becomes fully operational again."
  6. Art Station - Tor Frick, Fallout 4 Tank
  7. .NIF model data: "Author: lucas.hardi"
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