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RA2 Sniper Icons.png RA2 Sniper Veteran Icons.png Sniper
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Unit
Affiliation RA2Alliedlogo.png Allies
(Flag of the United Kingdom.png Great Britain only)
Role Anti-infantry trooper
Armament Arctic Warfare Police rifle
Tier 2
Tech level 1
Properties
Hit points 125
Armor type None
Amphibious No
Production
Cost $600
Build time 0:24
Produced by Allied barracks
Requires Airforce Command Headquarters
Combat
Ground attack 125 (HollowPoint)
Cooldown 150 (60 when elite, IFV)
Speed 4
Attack range 14
Sight range 8
Function
Abilities Instantly kills infantry
Elite upgrade Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
Notes
Does not reveal position when attacking

The sniper is an Allied long-range anti-infantry infantry unit in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge, and is only available to Great Britain as a country-specific unit.

Overview

The British Sniper can easily eliminate enemy infantry at great ranges.
- Multiplayer loading screen for Great Britain

Armed with a high-caliber bolt-action rifle, SAS snipers are among the greatest infantry killers of the war, having an effective range far greater than that of standard infantry units, and even that of Yuri's specialized snipers, the Viruses. The sniper was also a master of stealth, being able to kill enemy infantry at long range without revealing his position.

Though no man could survive being in a sniper's sights for long, the round lacked the power to sufficiently damage vehicles or structures. Combined with the sniper rifle's slow rate of fire, the sniper was at a disadvantage in close-ranged firefights.

To increase survivability, snipers could be deployed inside an IFV, enhancing their speed and rate of fire.

Quotes

When selected

  • Sniper ready.
  • Give me a target.
  • Give me a job.
  • Eliminate 'em.

When moving

  • Proceeding to vantage point.
  • Just give me a clear view.
  • I love to camp.
  • Just get me close enough.
  • Settling in.

When ordered to attack

  • Taking him out.
  • He's in my scope.
  • He's a dead man.

When suppressed

  • Run for cover!
  • I need support!
  • I'm in too close!

Gallery

Trivia

  • Snipers crouch while on the move, reducing their profile.
  • OpenRA also has a sniper unit in its Red Alert mod, but it belongs to the Soviets.

See also

Sources

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