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China's armored transport.
- Troop Crawler

Troop crawlers are armored personnel carriers (APCs), patterned after the BTR-80, that China uses to rapidly deploy squads of infantry where they are needed. Troop Crawlers emerge from the war factory with eight Red Guard already loaded inside. Troop Crawlers are also able to detect stealth units.

Game unit[]

Watch your step!
- Troop Crawler driver, noting the passengers to be careful while leaving

The Troop Crawler is a fairly fast but unarmed APC that is not designed to come into contact with heavy armor. Its ability to detect stealth units makes it useful both as a forward scout and within a base as an anti-infiltration measure.

Troop Crawlers are designed so that if destroyed the infantry being transported would survive, but with damaged health. It also has an ambulance function, healing any infantry inside.

Troop Crawlers are an essential complement for any Chinese armored column, as their stealth detection capabilities made them especially useful against GLA factions.

Key weaknesses of the Troop Crawler are its relatively light armor and lack of defensive weapons. Another weakness was that the infantry have to dismount to engage opposing forces, exposing them to enemy fire. Interestingly, it is also a target for the Chinook's Combat Drop, which can wipe out all soldiers inside. The vehicle itself is unarmed and the standard complement of 8 Red Guards had no anti-armor defense; ideally a few should be swapped out for Tank Hunters before deploying on its own.

With a total cost of $1400, the system is quite economical; as 8 Red Guards cost $1200, the true cost of the vehicle is only $200.

Variants[]

Let's try the assault tactic.
- A Troop Crawler moving in to attack

Changelog[]

Selected Quotes[]

Let's get these men to the battle.
- When emerging from the War Factory
Troop Crawler signing in.
- When selected
They can't hide from me.
- When selected
Next stop - the front lines.
- When selected
China's armored transport.
- When selected
We have plenty of seats.
- When selected
That's an easy one.
- When moving
Anywhere else?
- When moving
What's next?
- When moving
Everyone OK back there?
- When moving
Fasten your seat-belts.
- When moving
Looks like a good place to stop.
- When ordered to unleash troops on enemy
They could use some company.
- When ordered to unleash troops on enemy
You want to unload there?
- When ordered to unleash troops on enemy
Let's pay them a visit.
- When ordered to unleash troops on enemy
They're in our path!
- When ordered to unleash troops on enemy
They shouldn't be standing there.
- When ordered to run over
This may be bumpy.
- When ordered to run over
Watch this!
- When ordered to run over
Let's try the assault tactic.
- When ordered to attack move(?)
We'll unload at the prize land.
- When ordered to attack move(?)
Don't forget your belongings!
- When unloading
Use the hand rails on your way out.
- When unloading
Watch your step!
- When unloading

See also[]

China People's Republic of China First GLA War Arsenal China
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