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Holy cow! Commander, we got some kind of UFO on the scope! Either it's an alien invasion or Yuri's been watching too many TV![sic]
- General Carville when seeing a floating disc for the first time

The floating disc is a Yuri multipurpose aircraft in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.

Official description

The Floating Disc is a capable unit, able to throw any enemy base into serious disarray. Its small laser is effective against infantry units, including Allied Rocketeers, and can also cause damage to both vehicles and structures. More significantly, if placed over an enemy Power Plant, the Floating Disc immediately powers down the entire base. Floating Discs can also be stationed over enemy Refineries, drawing credits away to feed Yuri’s war effort. A Floating Disc placed over any defensive structure that requires power effectively shuts off that structure.
- Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge manual(src)

Background

Holy cow! Commander, we got some kind of UFO on the scope! Either it's an alien invasion or Yuri's been watching too many TV![sic]
- General Carville when seeing a floating disc for the first time

The flying disc is simply that - a silver, tapered disc equipped with technology that allows it to fly about the battlefield. Along the outer edge of the floating disc was a laser actuator, which seemed to build charge as the beam circled the disc and then release in one blast at a single target. At the center of the disc was a sphere which contained the Floating Disc's drain beam. Due to its design, it was also fully capable of flying and fighting in the near vacuum of lunar atmosphere.

Game unit

The floating disc's primary use was to disable enemy bases. With its drain beam, the floating disc could drain an enemy's power, shutting off either a base defense, or the entire grid. Then other Yuri units could attack with less fear. Furthermore, a Floating Disc could drain the credits out of refineries and shunt them into Yuri's accounts. The floating disc had decent armour, but lacked speed. However, it was faster than the Soviet Kirov airship, and it can target both air and ground units. Its construction is announced to the other players. One Floating Disc can wreak havoc to an entire base, especially if the Disc shut off base power, and if the base is only equipped with static anti-air defenses.

Counters

Players should not rely on static-air defenses; a good mix of static and non-static air defenses is the best.

Floating Discs are one of the most powerful Yuri units in the game, and as such it can be difficult to defend against them. Their noisy sound however, can give them away to vigilant enemies. Large air defense systems like multiple garrisoned Gatling Tanks in Tank Bunkers are critical for success against Floating Discs.

AI behavior

Floating Discs controlled by the AI have the following attack patterns:

Medium

  • 2x targeting Allied/Soviet Ore Refineries
    • The AI is not programmed to send this strike force against Yuri Slave Miners

Medium/Hard

Hard

  • 3x targeting Allied/Soviet Ore Refineries
    • The AI is not programmed to send this strike force against Yuri Slave Miners
  • 3x targeting power plants

Deployment

In a desperate attempt to kill the Allied and Soviet leaders at London's Parliament house, Yuri first deployed the Floating Disc in Operation Trick or Treaty. Many of the Allied soldiers, most notably General Carville, were surprised at Yuri's new weapon, initially thinking it was an alien invasion. However the Allied commander quickly shot the Floating Discs as he repelled the waves of Yuri's assaults.

RA2Sovietlogo.png The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Yuri's Revenge and might contradict canon.

It was first seen during the Moon mission. Soviet cosmonauts quickly shot down the discs before moving on to destroy Yuri's lunar base.


Quotes

When created

  • Disc in flight.

When selected

  • Yuri's collection agency.
  • Let's transfer some assets!
  • Siphons ready.
  • Accepting donations!

When moving

  • Levitation units online.
  • Spinning away!
  • Smooth ride!

When ordered to attack

  • They are in our way!
  • Laser beam ready.
  • Set to destroy.
  • They are but a distraction.
  • They have nothing of value!

When ordered to drain a building

  • Their systems are vulnerable.
  • I'd like to make a withdrawal.
  • Yuri thanks them for their support!
  • Their taxes are due.
  • They will make a generous offering.

Gallery

Cameos

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YR Floating Disc Veteran Icons.png CNCRA2YR Floating Disc French Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Floating Disc German Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Floating Disc Korean Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Floating Disc Chinese Veteran Cameo.png

Video

Floating Disc Movement Sound
Only complete faith in Yuri can protect you! Yuri Third World War Arsenal Only total compliance will save the lives of you and your family!
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