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TS Firestorm Generator Icons.gif TS Firestorm Defense Icons.gif Firestorm Generator
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An active Firestorm generator
Structure
Internal name GAFIRE (structure)
FirestormSpecial (power)
Affiliation TS GDI logo.png GDI
CABAL TS.png CABAL
Role Generates Firestorm barrier
Tech level 9
Properties
Hit points 800
Armor type Heavy
Production
Cost $2000
Build time 0:30
Requires GDI Tech center
Combat
Cooldown 3:00
Sight range 5
Function
Power -200
Allows Firestorm wall section

The Firestorm Generator, or Firestorm Defense Generator[1], is an advanced defensive structure used by the GDI in Tiberian Sun and Firestorm.

Background

The Firestorm defense generator was able to create a force field. Once the generator has been constructed, special Firestorm defense emitters must be placed on the perimeter of an area to be defended, just like a wall. When activated, the force field that resulted from these emitters was impenetrable. The Firestorm Defense Generator consumed massive amounts of power. Because of this, it could only be active for a short period before it needed to recharge. The shield could be turned on and off at will[1].

History

GDI's Hammerfest base was protected by a series of Firestorm walls. However, Nod was able to bypass these defenses, presumably by using a Subterranean APC, and captured the base[2].

During the Firestorm Conflict, CABAL acquired the Firestorm generator technology from GDI and constructed a Firestorm wall around its core to protect it. CABAL apparently improved this generator, as it was able to maintain the force field indefinitely. However, this Firestorm generator required the assistance of three control stations[3].

Game building

Once constructed, the Firestorm generator grants the "Firestorm Defense" superweapon, which has a recharge time of 3:00. Once activated, all Firestorm wall segments will project an infinitely high force field, which is completely impenetrable and will instantly destroy all units above it, including aircraft and missiles. The force field lasts for 1:00.

The Firestorm Defense can be toggled on and off, turning it off early allows it to begin recharge faster.

Changelog

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Firestorm generator's name is spelled as "Fire Storm Generator" in-game.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stojsavljević, Rade, and O'Miley Ryan. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Operations Manual. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1999.
  2. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. GDI mission 7: "Capture Hammerfest Base".
  3. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm. GDI mission 9: "GDI 09:Core of the Problem".
TS GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative Second Tiberium War Arsenal TS GDI logo.png
CABAL TS.png CABAL Firestorm Conflict Arsenal CABAL TS.png