Component tower

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Component Tower
autosize
Structure
Internal name GACTWR
Affiliation TS GDI logo.png GDI
TiberiumAlliances Forgotten.png Forgotten
Role Base defense
Tier 1
Tech level 2
Properties
Hit points 500
Armor type Light
Production
Cost $200
Produced by GDI construction yard
Requires Barracks
Combat
Sight range 4
Function
Add-ons
Power -10
Allows
Abilities Sensors

The component tower is a GDI modular base defense structure in Tiberian Sun and Firestorm. The component tower itself is just a plug into which a defensive weapon can be installed.

In-game structure

The three options for upgrading a component tower are:

  • Vulcan cannon: dual 50mm mini-guns primarily used against infantry and less effectively against vehicles
  • RPG launcher: fires explosive projectiles effective against most vehicles and infantry, the explosive charge deal splash damage to any other units caught around its target
  • SAM battery: fires anti-aircraft missiles at hostile aircraft

Component towers themselves can be deployed as part of a wall. Any upgrade placed upon a damaged component tower also fully repairs the tower (possibly due to coding limitations). In addition, selling a component tower that is connected to a wall damages all wall sections adjacent to the sold structure.

Component towers were decommissioned following the Firestorm Crisis in favour of combat-ready structures like in the First Tiberium War.

Gallery

TS GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative Second Tiberium War Arsenal TS GDI logo.png
TiberiumAlliances Forgotten.png Forgotten Second Tiberium War Arsenal TiberiumAlliances Forgotten.png