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Tank Turret

The Tank/Cannon is the first of two HWPs available to new X-COM Commanders.

The Tank/Cannon carries a cannon that fires powerful armour-piercing rounds. Up to 30 rounds can be loaded for a single mission.

While it is universally considered to be the least exceptional of all the HWPs, the Tank/Cannon can still surpass the Tank/Rocket Launcher for ammunition longevity. Particularly when combating Cyberdiscs. Where a Tank/Rocket Launcher will rapidly deplete its ammo after combating a few of these enemies, the Tank/Cannon will often have ample supplies of ammunition left over to take down several more.

Unlike the Tank/Rocket Launcher, which can still be useful in later stages of the campaign. This is due to its ability to be shipped rather than manufactured, which is often quicker than manufacturing one of the alternatives. It is a good option for bolstering a new bases defensive force. However, if the production capabilities exist in the new base then the Tank/Cannon is immediately outclassed by the Tank/Laser Cannon and the Hovertank/Plasma. Until then, its main function is to fill in any voids that the Tank/Rocket Launcher leaves behind or as a defensive option for new bases.

This weapons system is used in UFO: Enemy Unknown. In Terror from the Deep, the Coelacanth/G. Cannon is the equivalent.

Vital Statistics


Tracked Tank Specs
Time Units 70
Health 90
Energy 100
Bravery 110
Reactions 20
Firing Accuracy 60
Throwing Accuracy 0
Strength 60
Psionic Strength 100
Psionic Skill 0
Front 90
Left/Right 75
Rear 60
Under 60

Cannon Turret Specifications
Type HWP Cannon Shells
Damage 60 Armour Piercing
Rounds 30
Purchase Price $200
Sale Price $100
Firing Modes Accuracy Cost
Aimed 90%(54%) 80%(56)
Snap 60%(36%) 33%(23)
Numbers in parenthesis are the actual values after modified by the chassis' abilities.
Actual costs are in fixed Time Units

See Also

UFO Badge X-COM: Enemy Unknown/UFO Defense: Equipment
Armour: CoverallsPersonal ArmourPower SuitFlying Suit
Weapons: PistolRifleHeavy CannonAuto-CannonRocket LauncherStun Rod
GrenadeProximity GrenadeHigh ExplosiveLaser PistolLaser RifleHeavy Laser
Plasma PistolPlasma RifleHeavy PlasmaAlien GrenadeSmall LauncherBlaster Launcher
Equipment: Smoke GrenadeMotion ScannerMedi-KitElectro-flarePsi-AmpMind ProbeElerium-115
HWPs: Tank/CannonTank/Rocket LauncherTank/Laser CannonHovertank/PlasmaHovertank/Launcher
Data Item WeightsAlien Weapon Loadouts • Armour Damage Modifiers