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25px-Disambig.png For other uses, see Mobile construction vehicle.

The Mobile Construction Vehicle, or MCV, is the base construction vehicle of GDI and Nod in Tiberian Sun and Firestorm.


The foundation of any base starts with the Mobile Construction Vehicle. Able to deploy itself into a fully functioning Construction Yard, the MCV is a highly prized piece of equipment for both GDI and Nod.

Game unit

The MCV is heavily armored, but also extremely slow, though this can be mitigated somewhat through the use of Orca Carryall in GDI's case. Since it is completely unarmed and very expensive, it must be escorted by other forces while en route to unpack location.

AI behavior

In skirmish, any MCVs owned by the AI will be ordered to deploy immediately. Furthermore, it will not create new MCVs to expand or increase build speed, and will only replace destroyed ones.

The AI is not programmed to unpack Construction Yards.

The AI in skirmish has the notorious ability to rebuild MCVs even if they lack access to their Tier 3 arsenal, so it is encouraged to destroy all their War Factories to prevent this. The higher the difficulty, the more likely the AI will prioritize rebuilding their MCV.


See also

TS GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative Second Tiberium War Arsenal TS GDI logo.png
Join the cause of Nod! Brotherhood of Nod Second Tiberium War Arsenal Ascend!
CABAL TS.png CABAL Firestorm Conflict Arsenal CABAL TS.png