|For other uses, see Pillbox.|
|“||Identically equipped as the Pillbox, this defensive structure has the advantages of better armor and near-perfect camouflage. It blends with the surrounding terrain, making it virtually invisible.
- Red Alert manual(src)
While more expensive to build, it could often take Soviet infantry by surprise, foiling attempts at Engineer rushes and possibly destroying light vehicles. It was also more heavily armoured than the standard Pillbox. Used in conjunction along with Turrets, it could provide a formidable defense.
However, even with the element of surprise it was still not a match for tanks, as its machine gun was highly ineffective against heavier armor (especially the strong Soviet armor). Once its position was known, it was vulnerable to aircraft and long-ranged units.
Like with the Gap Generator, enemy AI units can detect the camouflaged pillbox. It can also be targeted by airstrikes.
These defenses were decommissioned prior to the Third World War, though the Allies continued to employ regular Pillboxes.
- Flame tower, Soviet counterpart