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The Libyan Demolition Truck self-destructs on an enemy target, setting off a small nuclear bomb.
- Multiplayer loading screen for Libya

The demolition truck is a Soviet suicide vehicle in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge, and is only available to Libya as a country-specific unit.

Official description

The Libyan Demolition Truck is a suicide vehicle designed to create maximum mayhem and carnage in the enemy base. This truck carries a small nuclear charge. When the truck is attacked, the charge detonates, destroying everything in a wide radius.
- Red Alert 2 manual(src)

Game unit

The demolition truck, albeit not as powerful as a tactical nuclear missile, can be very effective against enemy units, particularly if more than one is used. The trucks were very effective against base defenses, even if they were destroyed before they reached their target.

Soviet commanders could also use it in combination with the Iron Curtain to deliver an unstoppable and deadly attack. On the other hand, if an Allied commander was to obtain demolition trucks, a Chronosphere could be used to transport up to 9 trucks right inside an enemy's base.

Demolition trucks cost a fairly high amount to build and due to their low health, spamming them can backfire. To combat this, one or more Apocalypse tanks may be sent first to distract nearby defensive structures. Demolition trucks can then be used to target their base without being fired upon.

Counters

Demolition trucks were very dangerous to keep inside bases because of their volatile nature. Allied Harriers can destroy a truck in a single hit, causing substantial damage if the truck is still within its base. Chrono legionnaires can be used to freeze and erase a demolition truck without setting off its payload. Alternatively, a single tank can be used to intercept the truck and destroy it before it reaches the vicinity of other friendly units.

AI behavior

Demolition Trucks controlled by the AI have the following attack patterns

Medium/Hard

  • 1x targeting production structures
    • The AI will use Invulnerability on the Demolition Truck if the superweapon is available


Changelog

Quotes

When created

  • My truck is loaded!

When selected

  • My truck is loaded!
  • Let's make a delivery!
  • I shall avenge us!
  • Why don't you drive?

When moving

  • One way trip!
  • As you wish!
  • Watch out for the bumps!

When ordered to attack

  • For my people!
  • I am prepared to die!
  • It will be a smoking crater!
  • Don't wait up for me!
  • Aaaaah-kakakakaka!

Gallery

Cameos

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RA2 Demolition Truck Icons.png CNCRA2 Demolition Truck French Cameo.png CNCRA2 Demolition Truck German Cameo.png CNCRA2 Demolition Truck Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2 Demolition Truck Chinese Cameo.png

Trivia

  • The demolition truck is voiced by Adoni Maropis. He also voiced the Libyan and Iraqi multiplayer taunts, as well as portrayed the character of Hassan in Tiberian Sun.
  • The demolition truck shares its voxel with a civilian truck (designated in rules.ini as TRUCKA). The voxel overwrote the empty-bedded truck from Tiberian Sun fairly late in the game's development, and some pre-release video footage of Red Alert 2 showed the old voxel.
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