Twin torpedo launchers
Submerged when not attacking ground targets or damaged
Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Boomer was capable of firing two torpedoes at once, as well as launching ballistic missiles onto shore installations when surfaced. This, along with increased heavy armour, made it more versatile and powerful than the Soviet Typhoon submarine. An elite Boomer could fire four torpedoes and its SLBM became considerably more powerful. Due to their design, giant squid were unable to attack Boomers. However, the Boomer was rather slow and did not utilize as powerful missiles as Soviet dreadnoughts did. It was also completely helpless against aircraft, making it particularly vulnerable to Allied Ospreys, as Yuri's navy did not consist of any anti-air vessels.
|The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Yuri's Revenge and contradicts canon sources.|
In-game[edit | edit source]
The Boomer can easily sink any other ship in a one-on-one duel, but the destroyer and Typhoon cost half as much, and the Typhoon can cost 3/8 of the normal price with an Industrial Plant.
When the Boomer surfaces to fire its missiles, it is incapable of defending itself, leaving it vulnerable to conventional attacks. Anti-aircraft weapons can destroy its missiles, protecting anything targeted by the Boomer. All ships equipped with sonar, such as the destroyer, can detect it and then attack it and relay its position to other units and buildings. As with other naval vessels, it is vulnerable to Navy SEALs, provided that the infantry is not killed before planting the charges. The SLBM launchers require more time to prepare and launch, but the missile itself is more durable than a dreadnought's missile or an aircraft carrier's Hornet.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
When selected[edit | edit source]
- Boomer systems operational.
- Maintaining position and depth.
- Deep sea vessel standing by.
- Engines primed.
- Air pressure stabilized.
When moving[edit | edit source]
- Adjusting rudder.
- Checking currents.
- Propeller systems engaged.
- All ahead, full!
- Thrusting forward.
When ordered to attack on sea[edit | edit source]
- Torpedoes armed!
- This will be a sinker!
- Bring them down to our level!
- Launch initiated!
- Shark bait!
When ordered to attack on land[edit | edit source]
- Locking missile coordinates.
- Missiles ready for launch.
- Guidance systems checked.
- They'll never see it coming!
- Yuri will be proud!
- Let the missiles fly!
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The design of the Boomer submarine appears to take some inspiration from Captain Nemo's "Nautilus" from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne.
- The land missile sprites used for the Boomers are actually early versions of the Dreadnought missiles recycled from the beta version of Red Alert 2.
- "Boomer" means ballistic missile submarines in US Navy slang.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Concept art by TJ Frame
Cameos[edit | edit source]
In order: English/French/German, Korean, Chinese. Top row is standard, bottom row is veteran (unused).