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For the Chinese structure, see Gatling Cannon (Generals).

The gattling(sic) cannon is an anti-air/anti-surface base defence used by Yuri's Army in Yuri's Revenge.

Official description

This defensive structure operates on the same principles as the Gattling Tank, with sustained fire causing additional damage and mayhem. This weapon is always effective at ripping through infantry, regardless of the speed at which the cannons are spinning.
- Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge manual(src)


The name of this structure comes from the term "gatling gun": the cannons are armed with a pair of these lethal weapons. Firing a high-caliber slug with a tremendous muzzle velocity, the cannons can target both ground units and aircraft.

Deployed at various Yuri bases worldwide, these structures are staples of Yuri's defensive networks. Notably, they made up the defence of the psychic dominators on Alcatraz Island and Antarctica.

Game structure

The three firing speeds of a gattling cannon

Gattling cannons take a while to "spin up"; in other words, it takes some time for the cannons to reach their maximum rate of fire and, therefore, their maximum damage potential. This means that while the cannon is adequate to deal with light infantry and aircraft initially, it has to survive a prolonged period of sustained firing to be able to significantly damage vehicles. Moreover, compared to most surface-to-surface base defense emplacements, it is also noticeably more durable and slightly harder to kill.

However, their range is relatively short. They are vulnerable to larger tank battalions due to their low damage output to vehicles in short-duration fire, and are outranged by artillery.




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See also

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