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The Boomer is a Yuri anti-ship and anti-surface submarine in Yuri's Revenge.

Official description

Like Soviet Typhoon Subs, the Boomer is a stealth unit, capable of closing in on an enemy position without being spotted. Against other naval foes, the Boomer is capable of launching deadly torpedoes. However, it is their ballistic missiles, which are used against land targets, that make the Boomer such a deadly foe.
- Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge manual(src)

Background

The Boomer was a heavy multi-role submarine, capable of firing two torpedoes at once, as well as launching ballistic missiles onto shore installations when surfaced. This, along with increased heavy armour, made it more versatile and powerful than the Soviet Typhoon submarine while also fulfilling the role of naval artillery. An elite Boomer could fire four torpedoes and its missile system became considerably more powerful. Due to their design, giant squid were unable to attack Boomers. However, the Boomer was rather slow and its missiles were not as powerful as the ones employed by the Soviet Dreadnought. It was also completely helpless against aircraft, making it particularly vulnerable to Allied Ospreys, situation worsened by Yuri's navy not employing any anti-air vessels. Moreover, it was more expensive than its closest counterparts, the Soviet Typhoon attack submarine and the Allied Destroyer.

Game unit

The Boomer can easily sink any other ship in a one-on-one duel, but the destroyer and Typhoon cost half as much, and the Typhoon can cost 3/8 of the normal price with an Industrial Plant. Boomers are also immune to Giant Squid grapples. However, being the main battle vessel of the faction, it does not require the battle lab, which the other factions' equivalents do.

When the Boomer surfaces to fire its missiles, it is incapable of defending itself, leaving it vulnerable to conventional attacks. Anti-aircraft weapons can destroy its missiles, protecting anything targeted by the Boomer. All ships equipped with sonar, such as the destroyer, can detect it and then attack it and relay its position to other units and buildings. As with other naval vessels, it is vulnerable to Navy SEALs, provided that the infantry is not killed before planting the C4 charges. The SLBM launchers require more time to prepare and launch, but the missile itself is more durable than a dreadnought's missile or an aircraft carrier's Hornet.

AI behavior

Boomers controlled by the AI have the following attack patterns:

All difficulties

  • 2x targeting production structures

Hard

  • 3x targeting Naval Shipyards, then Power Plants/Tesla Reactors, Barracks and Construction Yards

Quotes

When selected

  • Boomer systems operational.
  • Maintaining position and depth.
  • Deep sea vessel standing by.
  • Engines primed.
  • Air pressure stabilized.

When moving

  • Adjusting rudder.
  • Checking currents.
  • Propeller systems engaged.
  • All ahead, full!
  • Thrusting forward.

When ordered to attack on sea

  • Torpedoes armed!
  • This will be a sinker!
  • Fire!
  • Bring them down to our level!
  • Launch initiated!
  • Shark bait!

When ordered to attack on land

  • Locking missile coordinates.
  • Missiles ready for launch.
  • Guidance systems checked.
  • They'll never see it coming!
  • Yuri will be proud!
  • Let the missiles fly!

Trivia

  • The design of the Boomer submarine appears to take some inspiration from Captain Nemo's "Nautilus" from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne.
  • The land missile sprites used for the Boomers are actually early versions of the Dreadnought missiles recycled from the beta version of Red Alert 2.
  • "Boomer" means ballistic missile submarines in US Navy slang.
  • Boomer's, Dreadnought's and V3's missiles are not regular game Projectiles, they're actually just suicide-AircraftTypes fired at the target and spawned by their units much like Hornets and Ospreys are spawned by Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers; only difference is those last two are set to return to their spawners, the Missiles aren't.

Gallery

Cameos

The English, French, and German versions share the same cameo.

English Korean Chinese
YR Boomer Icons.png CNCRA2YR Boomer Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Boomer Chinese Cameo.png

Unused veteran cameo:
YR Boomer Veteran Icons.png

See also

Only complete faith in Yuri can protect you! Yuri Third World War Arsenal Only total compliance will save the lives of you and your family!
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