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Since a tank cockpit was the same as a Silhouette’s, it also had two seats.
One was for the driver and the other was for the gunner.

Actually, it might not be much different from the tank cockpit arrangement in the 21st century.
It did resemble the tandem cockpit of attack helicopters more though.

The armored vehicles in the rear use 120 mm smoothbore guns to perform support fire.

The Silhouettes take the place of regular infantry to seek out enemies and provide cover fire by making good use of their gigantic height.
They would use the tanks as cover and shoot from behind.

There were actually tank and armored vehicle models specifically designed to act as mobile cover for Silhouettes.
They exchanged some firepower for tougher defenses.

The enemy Worker-types were felled one after another.

Their small-caliber battery-powered lasers were incapable of breaching a tank’s armor.

The enemy forces sent out Commander-types in order to specifically deal with the tanks instead.

A feeling of apprehension came over the crews of each tank.

「So we’ll have to buy enough time until the evacuation is complete huh.
Talk about a tall order, man.」

A gunner muttered a complaint to his tank driver.

Pushing the frontline forward or holding a strategic position.
Those are the main jobs of tank units.

In troop deployment where armor, firepower, and the collective mobility of an entire unit are prioritized, there’s a strong tendency to make light of tanks in the Nemesis warfront.
It’s the consequence of designing everything using Silhouettes as a standard.

However, the fact that a single company was currently managing to hold down a swarm of Murders led by an Enyo was a great testament to a tank unit’s effectiveness in actual combat.

「Doesn’t telling us to destroy the enemy actually sound a lot better?」

「We’re playing a so-called ‘impossible game’ here.
But it’s true that we’re the only ones who can buy enough time for the civvies right now.」

Their machine was a customized T-10A2.

Its main armaments were a 155 mm railgun and a 30 mm six-barreled autocannon.
The autocannon also functions as the tank’s active defense system against missiles.

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It is also equipped with a 20 mm single-barrel autocannon and an external rocket launcher as sub-armaments.

They managed to slow down the advance of the marching mindless murder machines.

What made that possible was their overwhelming armor and firepower.

Because the armor of Silhouettes and enemies were quite thick, the caliber of a tank’s guns had to be sufficiently large for them to be effective.

「The attacks of that Enyo are bad news, man.」

The gunner grumbled.

A single shot from that super-giant ant-shaped weapon platform was enough to turn even a highly armored tank into a burning lump of scrap metal.
They could probably withstand a shot only if they don’t take a direct hit.

The small-caliber lasers sported by the Worker-types lacked power, but they could still deal some damage gradually, and if enough was done, a well-placed railgun shot would probably do them in as well.

「Guess it’s about time we pull out.」

The driver prepared to make a hasty retreat at any moment.

The Enyo was certainly a big enough target that they’d be able to land hits easily, but its armor was so thick that even direct hits from their main gun wouldn’t faze it.

「I hope we did manage to buy enough time with this……」

The gunner muttered under his breath.

They were holding the line here in order to give the civilians enough time to evacuate the Dome.

The number of enemies was just too many.
And if their objective was to gain control of the Dome, there was no chance they’d pull out before achieving it.
They were truly troublesome enemies.

「We did the best we could.」

Their ammo was limited after all.
Their main gun was equipped with two drum-type magazines containing 24 shots each, for a total of 48 shots.

「Fall back!」

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Suddenly, a warning echoed out from the comm.
It was from an ally Silhouette.

A spear-wielding Telkhines was fast approaching the tank unit’s position.
It was charging at them with tremendous speed.

It was a humanoid unmanned weapon sporting extremely high combat ability.
Freely utilizing its tail, which can be said to be akin to a third leg, it was a machine with exceptional balancing and maneuvering capabilities.

Their overall combat power was incomparable to the small-fry Murder models.
They were also known to wield Silhouette-use weapons.

The Telkhines charging at the tank unit was also sporting a booster unit on its back.

The gunner responded by firing the tank’s 20 mm autocannon, but it was next to useless.
Support fire also went up from behind, but it was also useless against high-dimensional projection armor.

「Let’s go, partner!」

「Ou!」

The driver quickly positioned the tank, and the gunner fired its main gun at near point-blank range.
The Telkhines took a direct hit and lost its balance.

「Eat this, damn you!」

The tank’s weight was a little less than 50 tons.
Since it also sports high-dimensional projection armor like Silhouettes, a tank’s ramming attack was also highly effective against Telkhines.

The tank’s body hit the enemy as it staggered around after eating a railgun to the face.

As expected, the enemy couldn’t bear the weight of the tank.
The Telkhines fell down on the ground in spectacular fashion.

「Oraa!」

The tank retreated at full speed while bombarding the fallen Telkhines with its main and secondary armaments.

The armored vehicles also provided support fire from behind.

The Telkhines shuddered weakly and completely fell silent shortly after.

Thus, the might of the tank was displayed in full.
It proved that even now, it was still the overlord of land battles.

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