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Let's start an inferno.
- Inferno Cannon

Inferno Cannons are China's basic artillery units that fire incendiary shells, and can create firestorms in large groups.

Background

Let the fireballs fly!
- Inferno Cannon
Inferno Cannons are self-propelled howitzers, firing napalm shells that explode and burn on impact, doing the great damage to softer targets. Inferno Cannons are designed to operate in groups of three or four. If that many Inferno cannons fire at the same target, simultaneously, they can create a deadly Fire Storm. At least 6 are needed in order to create a firestorm when force-firing on the ground, however.

Upgrades

Let's light them up!
- Inferno Cannon

Base

Gen1 Black Napalm Icons Black Napalm Flame weapons do 25% more damage. Purchasable from the War Factory for $2500.

Promotion

50px Artillery Training Inferno Cannons are built as veterans. Purchasable at the promotion menu of all Chinese generals besides Tank General with a rank of 1 star.

Tactics/Counters

Inferno Cannon's loaded!
- Inferno Cannon

Compared to the Nuke Cannon, Inferno Cannons are somewhat lacking in firepower, and only really effective in groups. However, they are also cheaper and easier to maneuver on the battlefield (albeit slower compared to the GLA Rocket Buggies, being tracked), and require only short time to deploy (automatically) before firing.

Inferno Cannons suffer the usual weaknesses of artillery units: they are slow moving, have poor armour and are vulnerable to air threats. Therefore, protection from other units is essential. Their range is comparable to that of Rocket Buggies, but they aren't affected by height differences with the target. They are superb at taking out enemy buildings, but cannot hit vehicles (especially fast ones) without micromanagement on the commander's part. If they hit infantry, they are highly effective. In large numbers, the firestorm created by their attack is devastating against all ground targets.

Assessment

Pros

  • Relatively cheap as well as Rocket Buggy
  • Can outrange base defenses
  • Very effective against infantry due to flame based
  • Cause a firestorm when in groups
  • Come out in Veteran Mode via Artillery Training
  • USA's laser weapon or most base defenses cannot stop projectile

Cons

  • Very slow
  • Too fragile; 3 shots of unupgraded Battlemaster can end Inferno Cannon's life
  • Weak power against vehicle or relative structure
  • Must be in group to perform maximum damage
  • Unavailable to General Kwai

Selected Quotes

Inferno cannons loaded
- When selected
Let's rain some fire
- When selected
Everything will go up in smoke
- When selected
Easy does it
- When moving
Yes, definitely
- When moving
Getting there
- When moving
Let's get moving
- When moving
Getting there
- When moving
Agreed
- When moving
That's a good start
- When moving
Let's start an inferno
- When ordered to attack
When do I get started?
- When ordered to attack
Engulf them in flames
- When ordered to attack
This will be good
- When ordered to attack
Let's light them up
- When ordered to attack
Fire from sky
- When ordered to attack
Let the fireballs fly
- When ordered to attack
No fire needed here
- When ordered to run over
Why waste the flameballs?
- When ordered to run over

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