Sentry drone

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ZH Sentry Drone Icons.png
Sentry Drone
Generals Sentry Drone.jpg
A basic and an upgraded sentry drone
Unit
Affiliation

Usa.gif United States
A laser.png Townes
A air.png Malcolm Granger
A super.png Alexis Alexander


China.gif Leang
Role Reconnaissance drone
Armament None (unupgraded)
Machine gun (upgraded)
Properties
Hit points 300
Armor type Humvee Armor
Production
Cost
  • $800
  • $1000 (General Alexander)
Build time 0:10
Produced by

American war factory

Hotkey S0
Combat
Ground attack 8 (Comanche Vulcan)
Cooldown 200
Speed 60 (50 if badly damaged)
Attack range 150
Sight range 200-350
Function
Upgrades
ZH Sentry Drone Gun Icons.png
Sentry drone gun
DroneArmorIcon.png
Drone armor
Abilities
Notes
  • Strong vs infantry, vehicles.
  • Weak vs tanks, aircraft.
  • Sentry drones were American remote-controlled drones with scanning equipment, deployed during the War against the GLA.

    Background

    Sentry Drones are very fast. When not moving, they enter stealth mode. The are also able to detect other stealth units. When upgraded Sentry Drones gain access to a 20mm autocannon. Rumor has it that the Chinese General Leang also had the ability to construct sentry drones.

    Upgrades

    ZH Sentry Drone Gun Icons.png Sentry Drone Gun Upgrades all Sentry Drones with 20mm machine guns. Purchasable at any USA War Factory in Zero Hour for $800
    DroneArmorIcon.png Drone Armor Increases Sentry Drones' armor by 25%. Purchasable at any Strategy Center for $500

    Game unit

    Individual Sentry Drones are vulnerable to most other vehicles, and in particular enemy armour, which their machine guns are next to useless against. They take up one unit space on Chinooks allowing them to be deployed in several per transport. They are most effective at guarding supply piles and destroying unarmed dozers, supply trucks, and GLA workers.

    It suffers from a delayed response to commands, making Humvees more practical to use as scouts. Sentry Drones are unarmed by default and quite costly; being limited machines, they can not gain battlefield experience and veterancy. They are, however, indeed quite useful as sentries. Positioned around a base they can detect any stealthy infantry units attempting infiltration, and then gun them down. Jarmen Kell and Hijackers, in particular, are easy prey for the drones as they have no defense against them.

    Changelog

    • Zero Hour patch 1.03:
      • no longer automatically engages on enemy units when stealthed
      • now benefits from drone armour upgrade

    Trivia

    • The sentry drone appears to be a larger version of the TALON robot presently used by the US military, the larger size appears to be needed to accommodate the 20mm auto cannon, that it can be upgraded to.

    See also

    Internal

    External

    Generals USA icon.png United States of America First GLA War Arsenal Generals USA icon.png
    China.gif General Leang Arsenal China.gif