The Ion Plasma Tank is a vehicle from Unreal Tournament 2004.
The Ion Plasma Tank is one of the most powerful vehicles in UT2004, second only to the Leviathan. Unlike most one-appearance vehicles, Ion Plasma Tanks are used exclusively by the Attackers. Often compared to the Leviathan and Ion Cannon due to their similar attacks, health, and rarity, the Ion Plasma Tank is the fastest of the three with the fastest shooting time, but has the lowest health and weakest main gun of the three (it takes as many as 8 shots to kill an idle Leviathan; however, a Leviathan takes 2 shots, and the Ion Cannon takes 3).
The primary firing mode is a devastating energy blast that can essentially kill anyone within a large radius in one shot. While the blast is extremely powerful it takes time to charge each shot. It works similar to the Ion Cannon.
The secondary firing mode is more defensive in that it is a shock wave designed to push people away (i.e. defenders in AS-Glacier). It's not often useful.
Additionally there is a machine gun turret for a passenger to man that pretty much works the same way as the Goliath tank's secondary turret.
It is only seen in the map AS-Glacier and is necessary for the attackers to win on that map.
Tips and tricks Edit
- Through a bug, the death message "# was OBLITERATED!" may appear instead of the normal message.
- The Ion Plasma Tank is identical in most sounds to the Goliath, and Summoning one is almost identical.
- The Ion Plasma Tank's health is not doubled with the Super Berserk mutator on.