The Centaur Tank was a Coalition of Ordered Governments Army light tank. It is equipped with large wheels in the place of tracks and has four-wheel drive and steering. It is armed with a single, high velocity main cannon that fires deadly high explosive shells, which is capable of holding up to six shells in its internal magazine at a time, which is mounted on the turret.
It was very easy to repair, as demonstrated by Damon Baird and Augustus Cole are able to fix relatively heavy damage in less than a minute. It also seems to have a very high troop capacity for a tank, as it can hold at least four Gears and several Stranded. The Centaur tank also has the same model hatch as the Armadillo.
The Centaur made its debut late in the Pendulum Wars, being used in urban combat against the Indies. At the Battle of Ragani, the remains of a Centaur were found, indicating the use of Centaurs there.
Evacuation of IlimaEdit
Operation: Hollow StormEdit
- "This is Centaur Two-Three, establishing position outside the hospital!"
- — Two-Three, reporting in during the attack on Jacinto Med.
Many centaur's were used during the defense of Jacninto and it's Medical Center during the siege. The Centaur also saw heavy used during Operation: Hollow Storm. During the Operation, Centaurs were charged with defending the Assault Derrick convoy en route to Landown, 2 tanks per Derrick. Along the route, though, many Centaurs were destroyed by joint attacks from Seeders and Reavers. One was crushed by a boulder that was dislodged by a Nemacyst impact. One saves Delta's Rig, 314, from a rampaging Brumak.
Mission to the New Hope FacilityEdit
After killing the Riftworm, Delta Squad receives a Centaur that had been transported by a King Raven, and is tasked with investigating the New Hope Research Facility. The tank takes minor damage during a Razorhail storm. After Marcus and Dom regroup from their investigation of the facility. While the rest of Delta was tasked with defending it from a Reaver swarm, Baird dealt with the repairs and managed to the machine rolling just before the onslaught became to heavy.
Infiltration of NexusEdit
After evacuating the facility, Delta then drove the Centaur as they make their way to Mount Kadar, fighting their way through multiple Reavers and Locust outposts, culminating with battles against three Corpsers and a pair of Brumaks. The squad eventually makes their way to a Stranded camp led by Chaps in the tank and on the orders of Marcus, Baird and Cole use the Centaur to transport the Stranded back to the surface for pick-up.
Post Sinking of JacintoEdit
18 months after the dissolution of the COG. Many Centaurs fell into a state of disrepair and remained broken due to the lack of spare parts. Many were built into the damaged walls of Anvil Gate. Others were scattered around the grounds. Though some functional tanks took part in its defense from the Savage Locust attack.
The Centaur was protected by thick, heavy armor capable of withstanding waves of gunfire and small-arms fire. However it was extremely vulnerable to heavy cannon and missile fire, as well as a stomping from Locust creatures such as Corpsers. Skorge's dual chainsaw was able to slice a centuar tank in half.
Its armaments consisted of two weapons that were both mounted on the turret atop the vehicle. The first was one hood-mounted, powerful, long-range cannon that was fed from a 6 shell internal Magazine. It also ha a light, top-mounted machine gun. A single round from a Centaur could kill a Berserker, as evidenced during the Battle of Port Farrall.
Besides weapons and armor, the Centaur featured numerous amounts of technological equipment to support itself and friendly forces around it when in the field/battlefield. It is an 'All Wheel Drive' vehicle with 4 wheel steering, giving it the ability to turn on a six-pence.
The Centaur featured four forward-mounted headlights/searchlights, for helping itself and friendly forces to see in the dark, which increased combat survival and combat effectiveness. It also features a winch at the front of the tank for pulling out other friendly vehicles.
The Centaur was also equipped with several antennae, used for both short-range and long-range communications between friendly forces, and even Coalition High Command/Combat Information Center. The Centaur Tank was also armed with a huge, front-mounted tread, similar to the one on the Armadillo that was used for clearing debris and even pushing Locust out of the way.
- Centaur II-W0801
- Centaur Zero-Two
- Centaur Zero-Three
- Centaur Zero-Nine
- Centaur Two-Three
- Centaur Four-Nine
- Centaur Twenty-Eight
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The Centaur gets its name from a creature in Greek mythology with the torso of a man attached to the body of a horse; this compliments its nature as it has a tank turret but the body (chassis), is closer to a truck or APC.
- Best Buy offered a remote controlled Centaur as a pre order gift for pre-ordering the legendary edition of Gears Of War 2.
- In October 2012, Erector released a line of action figures and vehicles for Gears of War; the line included the Centaur Tank.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gears of War 2
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow Issue 4
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://gearsofwar.xbox.com/GOW2/TheGame.htm#/timeline/PendulumWarsBegin
- ↑ Gears of War: They Also Serve
- ↑ RAAM's Shadow: Darkness Spreads
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant
- ↑ E3 2010 Gameplay demo.
- ↑ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/erector-unleashes-its-gears-of-war-collection-172298911.html
- ↑ http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13201734&prodFindSrc=search
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