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For the disambiguation page, see Mobile construction vehicle.

The Mobile Construction Vehicle (abbreviated as MCV) is an unarmed vehicle used by all three sides in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge that can deploy into a construction yard.

Official description

[T]he heart of every base is the Construction Yard. On many occasions you will not start with this structure in place but will have an MCV, or Mobile Construction Vehicle, at your disposal. When deployed, this vehicle becomes a Construction Yard, providing you with all of the benefits of that building. To deploy an MCV, select the vehicle and hold the cursor over it. If the cursor changes to a golden circle with four arrows, left-clicking on it will deploy the vehicle. If the cursor has a red circle with a line through it, there is either not enough room to deploy or something is in the way. Move the vehicle (or the offending object) to find a suitable deployment site.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 manual


  • Red Alert 2 patch 1.002:
    • a match with the "Short Game" setting will no longer end if a player only has an undeployed MCV remaining
    • losing a construction yard and building a new one from an MCV no longer requires the manual selection of the build tab to refresh the construction options list.
  • Red Alert 2 patch 1.004: a glitch preventing the game from ending while an MCV is deployed while infected with a terror drone is fixed.
  • Yuri's Revenge patch 1.001: a mind-controlled MCV can no longer be deployed, and a mind-controlled construction yard can no longer undeploy. This is done to bypass the issue of the MCV/construction yard from vanishing once the unit controlling it is killed. MCVs/construction yards controlled by psychic dominator are not affected.


Note: in Red Alert 2, the Allied MCV and Soviet MCV shares their quotes with the Grizzly battle tank and the Rhino heavy tank, respectively.

Allied quotes

When selected

  • Packed up and ready.
  • Materials checked and cleared.
  • Blueprints ready, sir.
  • Allied schematics on hand.
  • Let's set up shop!
  • What's the word?

When moving

  • Wanna set up over there?
  • Let's find some flat land!
  • Location is key.
  • A new location, commander?
  • Show's on the road.
  • Loaded up and truckin'!

Soviet quotes

When selected

  • Soviet construction vehicle.
  • Ready for deployment.
  • Building the Soviet empire.
  • Mobile construction center.
  • MCV, reporting in.

When moving

  • As quickly as possible!
  • Hauling materials.
  • Moving construction!
  • Yes, comrade.
  • Relocating.

Yuri quotes

When selected

  • We build for Yuri.
  • Yes, master.
  • Yuri construction company!
  • Yuri is the master architect.
  • Where shall we make base?

When moving

  • Relocating construction site.
  • Where do you want setup?
  • Moving building materials.
  • For Yuri's army!
  • I hear and obey.


  • The driver's cab of the Allied MCV in the Red Alert 2 installer slide resembles the first generation Volvo FH12 truck cab.






English French German Korean Chinese
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English French German Korean Chinese
RA2 Soviet MCV Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV French Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV German Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV Chinese Cameo.png
English French German Korean Chinese
RA2 Yuri MCV Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri MCV French Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri MCV German Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri MCV Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri MCV Chinese Cameo.png

Pre-release cameos, in order: Allied alpha, Soviet alpha 1, Soviet alpha 2, Allied beta veteran, Soviet beta veteran, Yuri beta veteran, Yuri textless (From the website).
CNCRA2 Allied MCV Alpha Cameo.png CNCRA2 Allied MCV Beta Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV Alpha Cameo.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV Alpha Cameo 2.png CNCRA2 Soviet MCV Beta Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Yuri MCV Beta Veteran Cameo.png YURI MCV.gif

See also

Join the winning side! Allied Third World War Arsenal We have hot food, women and guns for everyone!
We will bury them! Soviet Third World War Arsenal Death to capitalists!
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!