Anti-air battery

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CNCTW AA Battery Cameo.png Anti-Air Battery

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KW AA Battery Tungsten.png

Unit
Internal name GDIAABattery
SteelTalonsAABattery
ZOCOMAABattery
Affiliation CNC3 GDI logo.png GDI
CNCKW ZOCOM Logo.png ZOCOM
CNCKW Steel Talons Logo.png Steel Talons
Role Anti-aircraft base defense
Armament Twin Gatling cannons
Tier 2
Properties
Hit points 7000
Armor type Medium (75% Cannon, 50% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)
Production
Cost $800
Build time 0:08
Produced by GDI construction yard
Requires Command post
Hotkey F3
Combat
Air attack
  • 200 (Gun)
  • 400 (Gun) (upgrade)
Cooldown 0.01 seconds, each burst lasts 0.53 seconds
Attack range 450
Function
Upgrades CNCKW Tungsten Shells Cameo.png Tungsten shells (KW only)
Power -5
Abilities Detects stealth

The Anti-Air Battery, or simply AA Battery, is GDI's anti-air base defense structure in Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath.

Background

The AA Battery boasted twin 30mm Gatling guns loaded with depleted uranium shells (which could be replaced with tungsten shells). Like other GDI base defenses, it was equipped with next-generation sensors capable of detecting stealth units. With a deadly accurate fire control system and a staggering rate of fire, the AA Battery was very effective against any form of aircraft.[1]

Gameplay

AA Batteries served as GDI's main defense against hostile air targets. While not as potent as its rivaling Nod and Scrin counterparts, AA Batteries enjoy several luxuries; They are very efficient, firing on targets, for as long as it is within range, and utilising hit-scan shells which do not lose track of the target when it either gets out of range or engages stealth.

In Kane's Wrath, they can be upgraded with Tungsten shells to improve their firepower.

Upgrades

CNCKW Tungsten Shells Cameo.png
Tungsten shells Provide AA Batteries with an even faster means of ripping through enemy aircraft (Ctrl+D). Purchasable at any Tech Center for $2000 and takes 1:00 to research. (Kane's Wrath only)

References

  1. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. GDI Weapons, Tactics, and Systems, "GDI Base Defenses".
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