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- Bomb truck

Bomb trucks were GLA suicide vehicles used during the War against the GLA.

Background

Old dilapidated dumpers, uparmoured by GLA and loaded to the brim with explosives. When attacking, they drove into the enemy and detonated their weapons on impact. These trucks were by default loaded with a mixed array of improvised explosives, and could be refitted with more potent explosives or even Anthrax-based weaponry.

Game unit

Bomb trucks are surprisingly resilient, but although they can be used to directly take on enemy units, they are most effective when they manage to take the enemy by surprise. Their ability to disguise as a different vehicle helps greatly in this. However, the GPS Scrambler does not affect the bomb truck.

Bomb trucks have no conventional weaponry, and are not best driven into heavy enemy fire. If they move too close to anti-stealth units, their disguise will also be seen through. Also, they are rather expensive for a one-shot suicide unit.

If disguised as a civilian vehicle, it will appear to enemies as a white dot on the minimap, just like other civilian vehicles and buildings. Against a human opponent, however, a disguised bomb truck is pretty easy to discover, since they retain their original speed and maneuverability. Strangely, the bomb truck can be disguised as drones such as the Spy Drone and the Battle Drone.

Abilities

Upgrades

Changelog

  • Generals patch 1.05: hit point increased from 220 to 250
  • Zero Hour patch 1.01: bomb trucks disguised as Avengers still have the Avenger turret (however the turret is lowered unlike the normal unit which has the turrets raised)
  • Zero Hour patch 1.03:
    • bomb trucks disguised as Avengers now use the correct model
    • now displays upgrade cameo for Anthrax Beta (GLA only)

Quotes

Bomb truck, ready for dispatch
- When emerging from the Arms Dealer
GLA postal service!
- When selected
I have a delivery
- When selected
Sorry, no tracking numbers
- When selected
I will send a clear message
- When selected
Loaded and ready
- When selected
Not responsible for damaged goods
- When selected
Transporting
- When moving
Shipment on the way
- When moving
Right on schedule
- When moving
Here I come
- When moving
Nothing stops the mail
- When moving
Good idea
- When ordered to attack
For the GLA!
- When ordered to attack
Hitting the gas!
- When ordered to attack
I will carry it through
- When ordered to attack
It is my purpose
- When ordered to attack
ALALALALALALALAH!
- When ordered to attack
They won't tell the difference
- When ordered to disguise
That's an easy disguise
- When ordered to disguise
They will be fooled
- When ordered to disguise
I'll disguise myself as a vehicle
- When ordered to disguise
What vehicle should we look like?
- When ordered to disguise
Arming bio-bomb
- When ordered to upgraded with Bio Bomb
Arming high-explosive bomb
- When ordered to upgraded with High Explosive Bomb
Bio-bomb loaded
- When the Bio Bomb upgrade is complete
High-explosive bomb loaded
- When the High Explosive Bomb upgrade is complete

Trivia

Bomb truck loadout textures

  • Originally, the truck was supposed to have a third upgrade available: a combination of TNT and a biological weapon. While it was cut, the texture files for it are still present in the game. This was added in Zero Hour.
  • The words "U Die" can be seen on the bomb truck with the bio-bomb upgrade.
  • Due to a modelling mistake, the bomb truck's driver can be seen on both sides.
  • In May 2016, the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom made a Twitter post regarding extremists in Syria receiving chemical weapons. The post included the image of GLA bomb trucks from the Command & Conquer Wiki in the infobox shown above. Although the image was marked with the text "Image for illustration purposes only", the post was ridiculed[1], even by the Electronic Arts CEO at the time, Peter Moore.[2]

See also

References

  1. Chemical weapons warning causes unexpected laughter. British Broadcasting Company (BBC) (13 May 2016). Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
  2. On behalf of our Command and Conquer team, I'm demanding royalties for this photo of "extremists...". Peter Moore via Twitter (12 May 2016). Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
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