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The Pillbox was a basic defence employed by the Allies during Second World War.


A small bunker from which a soldier fired a mounted machine gun. It was used to prevent Soviet infantry advances. It's shell-like design gave the operators shelter from fragments thrown by the explosions of Soviet tank-shells and grenades. The pillboxes could also come in a camouflaged variation.

It was upgraded during the Third World War.

Game building

It is perfect for taking out infantry, but not very effective against heavy vehicles, meaning Soviet tanks could easily overwhelm Pill Boxes. Aircraft and long range weapons could also quickly destroy it with impunity. However, formations of Pillboxes used in conjunction with turrets and vehicles is a formidable and cost effective solution.


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RA DOS Pillbox icon.png RA1 Pillbox Icons.jpg RA Pillbox FR cameo.png RA Pillbox DE cameo.png


See also

RAR Allies Logo.png Allied Second World War Arsenal RAR Allies Logo.png