Tank Mechanic Simulator is exactly what the name implies. You run your very own AFV (Armoured Fighting Vehicle) repair shop, accepting contracts as well as fixing up your very own tanks and half-tracks.
By either finding a rusting hull placed in your scrap pile or going out into the countryside and using metal detecting equipment to scan the ground, you can restore your very own unique collection of Second World War armour.
Tank mechanic simulator is actually quite basic in its gameplay. It starts you out with some very quick tutorial contracts to teach you the different rolls of the tools you will use as well as teach you how to disassemble and reassemble a tank.
After you finish the tutorial contracts, you will be offered your first real jobs as well as having information passed to you about a tank buried in the countryside. You can freely choose which contracts you’d like to take and do them in any order you see fit, but just be sure not to forget about a job or you will fail the contract.
There are currently 14 in game tanks and half-tracks you are able to repair from three nations. The United States, the Soviet Union, and Germany.
Restoring a tank takes five stages. Rust removal, sand blasting, primer coating, painting, and adding missing parts. Opening the status menu for the tank you are working on will tell you what parts of the tank are in what condition along with the most important bit of information.
Missing parts can be purchased from the store in any of the four conditions, rusted being the cheapest and painted items being the most expensive. Restoring your own tanks to 100% is a personal must, but contracted vehicles typically only require a certain percentage of repair. Some contracts require a minimum of sand blasting the vehicle and no missing parts added while others may require you to prime and/or paint the vehicle while also adding missing parts.
A stand for both the turret as well as the engine are both available for use making access to the crew and engine compartments far easier for all stages of repair as well as making repair on the turret and engine substantially easier.
Once you have restored a tank to running condition, it is possible (through the upgrade panel) to take the tank to either a driving track or a gunnery range allowing you to drive the vehicle as well as operate the main gun.
As mentioned earlier, it is possible to take a quick loading screen trip to the countryside upon receiving an e-mail about a tank found in the ground. After loading into either a side-by-side or an ATV (your choice) and driving to the tank’s location. Using either a metal detector, an on wheels ground penetrating radar, or after you get the upgrade, a drone equipped with ground penetrating radar, you can either dig up the vehicle yourself with your trusty spade, or have a crew come and dig it out for you, for a cost. After getting the tank remnants onto a flatbed, you can head back to your workshop and work on your new project.
I, as a tank enthusiast, can say I enjoy this game. While it is highly repetitive, it is enjoyable to have detailed interior and exterior models to “explore” and the developers are working on adding even more AFV’s. A fun time killer as well as a good learning reference for learning the different names of the many parts that make up a tank.
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