For other uses, see Gehardt City (Disambiguation)
Gerhardt City is, despite the German name, an Italian city. This city was attacked by the Rebel Army during the First Modern War. Mission 5 -The City Under Despotism- takes place here, and the 2nd mission of Metal Slug 4 takes place here as well, though in the latter the mission continues through Ridge 256. Although its location is vague, it's probabily inspired to the city of Trieste, sharing with it some characteristics: Trieste, although Italian, has a German-speaking minority, is a coastal city but surrounded by mountains (the Alps) and has a very busy haven, as you can see Gerhardt City (2nd mission of Metal Slug 4).
Gerhadt City is mostly a wealthy city, comprised of large residential buildings and many commercial facilities, like butcher's shops, bakeries and cellars, all located in it's main avenue. It also offers mail and delivery services, taking advantage of it's location.
It's main avenue led to a road used to reach the Straits of Traven, the main naval access to the outside and the location of the Rebel's base of operations. Strategically positioned, the rebels took advantage and sieged it, using the city lines to transport supplies to its troops into the battlefields.
To block the access to the Straits by any opposition force, the rebels used a squadron of Flying Taras and one of the twin tanks Shoe & Karn, as well as strategically positioning the large Iron Nokana at the end of the road, as it was specifically designed for this purpose. As the Regular army arrived at the city, most of the city was invaded and most of the citizens left the city during the war.
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