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| name = Chenowth Desert Patrol Vehicle
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|faction={{Flag|Nod|TD}} [[Brotherhood of Nod]]
| type = Anti-Infantry Recon
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Nod buggies were light desert patrol vehicles armed with [[M-60]] machine guns fielded by [[Nod]] in the [[First Tiberium War]]. They had powerful engines, but no armour to speak of. As such they were used primarily as recon vehicles, infantry countermeasures and harassment units, capable of quickly attacking the enemy, dealing a few blows, and retreating before the main force would arrive.
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[[File:Bggyicnh.gif|left]]
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The '''buggy''' was a [[Nod]] light vehicle used during the [[First Tiberium War]].
   
However, they were also cheap, meaning that they could be quickly bought and ferried to Nod bases regardless of the place of conflict and serve as the last line of defense occupying the enemy long enough for the commanders to deploy effective base defenses.
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==History==
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===A Wonder of Simplicity===
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The M34 light patrol vehicle (LPV), more commingly known as the Buggy, is the [[Brotherhood]]'s vehicle of choice for short-range recon and anti-infantry attacks. They can be armed with a range of light weapons, but are generally equipped with light machine guns and grenade launchers.
   
Towards the end of the war, a new version of the buggy was put into production, featuring a completely enclosed two-seat cockpit, better suspension, armor plating and a single turreted .50 machine gun.
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The machine that is [[Nod]]'s light vehicle of choice is basically a salvaged wreck that has been heavily-modified and optimized for military service. Its construction is incredibly simple: Durasteel tubing provides an open rollcage cabin that is both very light and strong, and chromium steel-alloy provides a rust-resistant chassis. Its all-wheel drivetrain allows it race across rough terrain, and its hydraulic-spring shocks can absorb an amazing amount of punishment. Its tires are made of duraflex rubber grooved with deep tread and provide excellent traction on all but the smoothest surfaces. Mounts for light weapons are placed for easy access to the front and rear gunners.
   
This buggy was succeeded by the [[attack buggy]], which was developed based on the advanced version of the [[First Tiberium War]] patrol vehicle and the [[Raider Buggy]] in the Third War.
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Its power plant of a small but powerful 1800cc KLP-54 V12, direct-injected and turbocharged, capable of delivering up to 850 horsepower and enough torque to tow a small howitzer. It can execute extremely tight 6-gee turns.
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===Multirole Marvel===
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Despite the facts that it's virtually unarmored, the crew is exposed to incoming fire from all sides, and its weight class restricts its main weapon to a roof mounted M-60 machine gun the Buggy is nonetheless an extremely useful tool in [[Nod]]'s arsenal.
[[Category:Nod TWI Arsenal]]
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Often regarded as little more than an armed cage, the Buggy deserves more credit than it's given. It can take on a variety of roles and use its superior agility and impressive speed to "bug out" of difficult situations. Its tasks can include any of the following: Anti-infantry, patrol, escort, and short-range reconnaissance. [[GDI]] forces disdain the Buggy, calling it an "impractical, vulnerable machine" and consider it to be cannon fodder. However, they fail to realize that the open-frame construction allows for enemy fire to pass through while inflicting minimal damage to the vehicle itself; the worst damage would be the loss of a crew member.
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In regards to its multirole function, the Buggy is an extremely flexible piece of machinery. Its assorted weaponry can mow down infantry with machine gun fire, and it has sufficient weight to crush unarmored infantry. Maneuverability is absolutely necessary for the survival of the vehicle and its crew. Virtually no armor and an open frame make any occupants extremely vulnerable to outside attack. Short of explosive ammunition, its weapons lack the power to sufficiently damage other vehicles. Heavily-armored vehicles, such as tanks, are unaffected by its weapons.
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===Ladder of Succession===
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In the early months of the [[First Tiberium War]], the forces of [[Nod]] were having a difficult time with those of the [[GDI]]. Their inferior technology was being blasted apart, and most of their vehicles were too light to inflict any significant damage. The Buggy in particular was among the most common losses.
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During the [[First Tiberium War]], the Buggy suffered terribly at the hands of [[GDI]]'s technologically superior forces due to inappropriate and reckless use by inexperienced crews. But as the war dragged on, the little vehicle gained notoriety as an efficient anti-infantry platform, and by 2021 was expanded into a family to include a whole range of weight classes and weapon types. It still retained the same basic construction, but with stronger materials and more powerful engines it could now contend with some of the [[GDI]]'s lighter vehicles.
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As technology continued to evolve, the Buggy kept pace. Before long, its offensive capabilities included laser capacitors and EMP generators, which forced [[GDI]] to take the rugged little machine much more seriously. It was clearer than ever that the Buggy had been given some new teeth.
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===Legacy===
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By the time of the [[Second Tiberium War]], the Buggy was succeeded by the [[Attack buggy]].
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==Assessment==
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===Pros===
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*Effective against infantry and light ground vehicles
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*Reasonably cheap ($300).
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*Good at hit-and-run tactics
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===Cons===
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*Weaker armour than the Humvee
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*Vulnerable to anti-armour and air units
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*Ineffective against tanks and buildings
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*Incapable of crushing infantry.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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TD_Buggy_DOS_Manual.gif|Photographic image from DOS manual
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TD_Buggy_Cutscene_1.gif|Cinematic render
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TD_Buggy_Cutscene_2.gif|Cinematic render
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CNCTD_Early_buggy_concept_art.jpg|Early concept art
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Buggy CC1 Rend1.jpg|Render
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</gallery>
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==See also==
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*[[wikipedia:Desert Patrol Vehicle|Desert Patrol Vehicle (Wikipedia)]]
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*{{L|Humvee|Tiberian Dawn}} - GDI light recon vehicle
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*{{L|Buggy|Renegade}} - ''Renegade'' variant
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{{Tiberian Dawn Nod Arsenal}}
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[[Category:Tiberian Dawn vehicles]]

Latest revision as of 13:01, October 22, 2019

TD Gameicon
25px-Disambig For more uses, see Buggy.
Buggy
TD Buggy
Unit
Affiliation

CNC1 Nod Emblem Brotherhood of Nod

Role

Anti-infantry recon

Armament

M-60 machine gun

Tier

1

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

140

Production
Cost

$300

Build time

0:20

Produced by

Airstrip

Combat
Ground attack

15 (SA)

Cooldown

30

Speed

30

Attack range

4

Sight range

2

TD Buggy Icons

The buggy was a Nod light vehicle used during the First Tiberium War.

HistoryEdit

A Wonder of SimplicityEdit

The M34 light patrol vehicle (LPV), more commingly known as the Buggy, is the Brotherhood's vehicle of choice for short-range recon and anti-infantry attacks. They can be armed with a range of light weapons, but are generally equipped with light machine guns and grenade launchers.

The machine that is Nod's light vehicle of choice is basically a salvaged wreck that has been heavily-modified and optimized for military service. Its construction is incredibly simple: Durasteel tubing provides an open rollcage cabin that is both very light and strong, and chromium steel-alloy provides a rust-resistant chassis. Its all-wheel drivetrain allows it race across rough terrain, and its hydraulic-spring shocks can absorb an amazing amount of punishment. Its tires are made of duraflex rubber grooved with deep tread and provide excellent traction on all but the smoothest surfaces. Mounts for light weapons are placed for easy access to the front and rear gunners.

Its power plant of a small but powerful 1800cc KLP-54 V12, direct-injected and turbocharged, capable of delivering up to 850 horsepower and enough torque to tow a small howitzer. It can execute extremely tight 6-gee turns.

Multirole MarvelEdit

Despite the facts that it's virtually unarmored, the crew is exposed to incoming fire from all sides, and its weight class restricts its main weapon to a roof mounted M-60 machine gun the Buggy is nonetheless an extremely useful tool in Nod's arsenal.

Often regarded as little more than an armed cage, the Buggy deserves more credit than it's given. It can take on a variety of roles and use its superior agility and impressive speed to "bug out" of difficult situations. Its tasks can include any of the following: Anti-infantry, patrol, escort, and short-range reconnaissance. GDI forces disdain the Buggy, calling it an "impractical, vulnerable machine" and consider it to be cannon fodder. However, they fail to realize that the open-frame construction allows for enemy fire to pass through while inflicting minimal damage to the vehicle itself; the worst damage would be the loss of a crew member.

In regards to its multirole function, the Buggy is an extremely flexible piece of machinery. Its assorted weaponry can mow down infantry with machine gun fire, and it has sufficient weight to crush unarmored infantry. Maneuverability is absolutely necessary for the survival of the vehicle and its crew. Virtually no armor and an open frame make any occupants extremely vulnerable to outside attack. Short of explosive ammunition, its weapons lack the power to sufficiently damage other vehicles. Heavily-armored vehicles, such as tanks, are unaffected by its weapons.

Ladder of SuccessionEdit

In the early months of the First Tiberium War, the forces of Nod were having a difficult time with those of the GDI. Their inferior technology was being blasted apart, and most of their vehicles were too light to inflict any significant damage. The Buggy in particular was among the most common losses.

During the First Tiberium War, the Buggy suffered terribly at the hands of GDI's technologically superior forces due to inappropriate and reckless use by inexperienced crews. But as the war dragged on, the little vehicle gained notoriety as an efficient anti-infantry platform, and by 2021 was expanded into a family to include a whole range of weight classes and weapon types. It still retained the same basic construction, but with stronger materials and more powerful engines it could now contend with some of the GDI's lighter vehicles.

As technology continued to evolve, the Buggy kept pace. Before long, its offensive capabilities included laser capacitors and EMP generators, which forced GDI to take the rugged little machine much more seriously. It was clearer than ever that the Buggy had been given some new teeth.

LegacyEdit

By the time of the Second Tiberium War, the Buggy was succeeded by the Attack buggy.

AssessmentEdit

ProsEdit

  • Effective against infantry and light ground vehicles
  • Reasonably cheap ($300).
  • Good at hit-and-run tactics

ConsEdit

  • Weaker armour than the Humvee
  • Vulnerable to anti-armour and air units
  • Ineffective against tanks and buildings
  • Incapable of crushing infantry.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

CNC1 Nod Emblem Brotherhood of Nod First Tiberium War Arsenal CNC1 Nod Emblem
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