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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
For the multiplayer map in Call of Duty 3, see Ironclad.
For the achievement in Call of Duty: Heroes, see The Ironclad.

"Guide a tank through heavy opposition in Hamburg."
— Level Description

Iron Clad is a downloadable Special Ops Mission Mode challenge in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.[1]


The player is either spawned inside a tank, callsign "Pit Boss", or as a ground unit. The player on the ground must escort the tank and blow up obstacles in the way while the player in the tank must drive the tank to a friendly LCAC for exfil. The player in the tank is the tank commander and has remote control over the turret (the view is of a camera on the turret) and the main gun, as well as the tank's movement. If playing this mission alone, the player will always spawn as a ground soldier and have to tell the tank to move forward or use its cannon on enemy troops.

Weapon Loadout

Starting Loadout
Found in level

These weapons can be found with and without attachments.


Don't Tread On Me (15 Gamerscore.png/ Bronze trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon.png) - Complete the Iron Clad Special Ops mission on any difficulty.

High Roller (25 Gamerscore.png/ Silver trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon.png) - Complete the Iron Clad Special Ops mission on Veteran difficulty.

Not A Scratch (35 Gamerscore.png/ Silver trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon.png) - Finish with your tank at full health in the Iron Clad Special Ops mission.

Video Walkthrough


  • This Special Ops mission goes in the opposite direction of "Goalpost".
  • Suicide bombers wear a different outfit than their survival mode counterparts.
  • Baseplate gives the orders, instead of Overlord.
  • The M4A1's ACOG Scope has a lower zoom level than the regular ACOG Scope, about the zoom level of a Red Dot Sight. This is also seen in the campaign mission "Down the Rabbit Hole".
  • The PMC victory, Inner Circle spawn/victory and the GIGN spawn are all heard in this mission
  • The starting loadout is actually different with two players than with one, the M4A1 will have a grenade launcher and the ACOG will have the correct zoom in co-op.