The Gilzean rail gun tank was designed to replace the aging T-80s and Hammer Tanks, first used by the Empire of the Hand during its formative years and later the Imperialists, when it was determined that the bipedal walker's height hindered its ability to function in conjunction with the powerful new Megamaser Tank. The Gilzean, as a medium tank, was found to be ideal for escorting MMT companies, which were known to be vulnerable during their long weapon recharge cycle

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