Ranger (Red Alert)
|For the Generals infantry of the same name, see Ranger (Generals).|
Soviet Union (cutscenes)
|Role||Anti-infantry recon vehicle|
|Produced by||War factory|
|Ground attack||15 (SA)|
The ranger is among the fastest ground units used in the war. As the war continued, their design was standardized among the Allied nations for easy construction and maintenance.
The Ranger is cheap and easy to produce. It can be used as a scout to explore the battlefield and to harass enemy bases especially when in conjunction with Light Tanks. It is also effective against infantry, but it can not crush them. It is the first vehicle available to the Allies in the campaign. However, it possesses virtually no armour, which renders it vulnerable to any foe other than infantry. They are also unable to deal with air units. Interestingly, Ranger cannot transport infantry in-game, so an APC is required for this purpose, probably due to protection issues.
Red Alert Universe
- In the beta version of the game, the Ranger is known as the Jeep, but was likely renamed to avoid copyright issues with Chrysler.
- The sprite closely resembles an M38A1 or M151 MUTT, while the rendered versions are closely modeled after a Jeep Wrangler YJ (the first generation Wrangler).
- Although in-game it is an exclusively Allied unit, one cutscene showed the Soviets using a Ranger, most likely representing a GAZ-67 or similar vehicle.