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Electromagnetic pulse cannon

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Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon

TS GDI EMP Cannon.gif

TS Nod EMP Cannon.gif

Structure
Affiliation

TS GDI logo.png GDI
TS Nod logo transparent.png Nod
CABAL TS.png CABAL

Role

Base defense

Armament

EM pulse

Tier

2

Tech level

6

Properties
Hit points

500

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$1000

Produced by

Construction yard

Requires

Radar station

Combat
Ground attack

1200 (EMPuls)

Attack range

40

Sight range

8

Function
Power

-150

Allows

EM pulse

Abilities

Disables electronic equipment

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) cannon was a GDI and Nod defensive structure used during the Second Tiberium War and the Firestorm Crisis.

Background[edit | edit source]

The cannon consists of a large device mounted on a turret which concentrates and stores a significant amount of energy in a spherical shell, which it can launch at long distances. It detonates upon impact with a ground unit or land and releases a wave of energy that spreads out linearly from the impact site, creating a circle of moving charge that floods the systems of every vehicle in its path. Most vehicles are reasonably shielded against such effects, and thus no permanent damage is normally done, but the charge still succeeds in disabling them temporarily. Affected targets include vehicles, structures, and cyborgs in its area of effect, including the cyborg commando.

In-game structure[edit | edit source]

EMP cannon acts as a countermeasure to commanders wanting to use rushing tactics early on. The cannon has a range long enough to disable artillery units besieging a base, allowing the defenders to close in and destroy the siege units without coming under fire themselves.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

A GDI EMP cannon disabling Nod artillery

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being available to GDI as well, only the Nod version was rendered, as a triangular emblem can be seen on the front of the structure in its in-game sprite.
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