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RA DOS SAMSite icon.png RA1 Sam Site Icons.gif RAR SAM Site Cameo.png
Surface-To-Air Missile Site
autosize
Structure
Internal name SAM
Affiliation RAR Soviets Logo.png Soviet Union
Role Anti-air base defense
Armament Surface-to-air missiles
Tier 2
Tech level 6
Properties
Hit points 400
Armor type Heavy
Production
Cost $750
Produced by Construction yard
Requires Radar dome
Combat
Air attack 50 (AP)
Cooldown 20
Attack range 7,5
Sight range 5
Function
Power -20

SAM (Surface-to-Air Missile) sites were Soviet anti-air defense structures used during the Second World War. It consisted of a rotatable armoured box containing up to six missiles.

Overview

In the single-player campaign, the SAM Site is the Soviets' only viable defense against air units, as the Rocket Soldier is available only in skirmish and multiplayer, and the Mammoth Tank's missiles are not effective against helicopters. Even so the SAM is nowhere as lethal as the Allies' AA gun, and you'll often need many of these in order to fight off Allied Longbow raids. Conversely as an Allied player, you can take advantage of this lack of lethality and use groups of Longbows to destroy SAMs and move on to whatever they're protecting.

Compared to the Allied AA gun, the SAM Site deals half the damage output and has slightly greater range. It is a bit more expensive, but also consumes much less power, and is not dependent on power to function.

It cannot harm ground-based units, or interfere with them in any way other than potentially distracting them from attacking a more valuable target (e.g. the Construction Yard).

It was replaced with the flak cannon in the timeline leading to the events of Red Alert 2 which was similar to the AA gun. In the timeline leading to the Tiberium universe, Nod continued to use a modernized version of them.

See also

RAR Soviets Logo.png Soviet Second World War Arsenal RAR Soviets Logo.png