Destroy the Airstrip
|Next||Clearing a Path|
|Part of||First Tiberium War|
|Game||Command & Conquer|
|“||U.N. Sanction has cut funding to the Global Defense Initiative. Field Units are helpless. Use the repair facility to keep your units in the field long enough to destroy the Nod base in this region. All Nod units and structures must be destroyed.
- Mission briefing
The GDI had recently ended its 'tactical isolation procedures' and it was now possible for field commanders such as James Solomon to access the GDI central command. But weakened by GDI funding cuts Nod forces while on the retreat in Europe had begun a major offensive in Africa.
When the GDI commander arrived he found the base heavily damaged with key buildings like the Construction yard and the War factory destroyed. Without either of these buildings GDI forces would be unable to construct new buildings or vehicles. However the GDI's Repair facility was still standing which meant that as ordered the GDI commander was able to repair not only the buildings but also the vehicles. GDI also had access to the MLRS, a vehicle which destroyed helpless Nod infantry trying to storm the base.
Despite having no means of creating new vehicles, GDI were able repair their existing vehicles with the help of the Repair facility and with the help of infantry reinforcements they destroyed the Nod forces and their base.
With the fall of the Nod base near Salzburg the city was secured and Nod counter-attack was broken. The GDI offensive moved on into Vienna, toppling the Nod regime there and swiftly driving all remaining Nod forces from Austria.
Nod forces lost control of Turkey but Greece defected to its cause. Nod forces in northern and central Italy were eliminated though they advanced in the south and the new Nod offensive into the Ukraine from the south continued to make progress.
- This mission, along with the concurrent Doctor Mobius, is the first to feature the Multiple Launch Rocket System but more cannot be built until much later in the game (Ion Cannon Strike).
- Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer. GDI mission 8a: "repair gdi equipment".