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RA2 Gameicon.png YR Gameicon.png
RA2 Engineer Icons.png
Engineer
autosize
Unit
Affiliation

RA2Alliedlogo.png Allied Forces
RA2Sovietlogo.png Soviet Union
Yuri's Faction Logo.png Yuri's Army

Armament

Defuse kit

Tier

1

Tech level

1

Properties
Hit points

75

Armour type

None

Amphibious

No

Production
Cost

$500

Build time

0:20

Produced by

Allied barracks
Soviet barracks
Yuri barracks

Combat
Ground attack

-50

Cooldown

80

Speed

4

Attack range

1.8

Sight range

4

The engineer in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge is a non-combatant multi-purpose infantry unit.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Engineers in Red Alert 2 can be used for these purposes:

  • To capture enemy structures. For this, an engineer was trained to be familiar with the standardized computer equipment present in most structures, particularly the master control terminal. The most highly trained engineers memorized blue prints of the structures, and then used small explosive charges to break their way in. During the Second World War, it would take five Engineers to break into a fully armoured enemy structure, but if it were damaged it could take less. By the Third World War, this was overcome by superior training and better explosive charges. These engineers were capable of taking over enemy structures almost instantly, but there was a price tag attached: these engineers cost over 4 times the price of a basic infantry unit. The Engineer was required to stay at the MCT and operate the structure from that point onward, but this did not prevent rival engineers from attempting to recapture the structure. Engineers could capture most buildings including power plants of any kind, Spy Satellite Uplinks, construction yards, tech buildings, and more. However, they could not capture turrets, Industrial Plants, cloning vats, naval shipyards, battle bunkers or tank bunkers. Only a Yuri Prime was capable of capturing these structures, excluding the bunkers.
  • To repair bridges. This was developed by the time of the Third World War. Engineers realized that they would have to repair bridges - floods and other problems, as well as enemy forces' destruction of the bridges, were often problematic. Fortunately, most bridges stored all of the tools for their own repair, except for a few the engineer carried, which allowed them to repair bridges very quickly. Unfortunately, the engineer would use up most of his supplies and tools in this way. Rather than journey out onto the battlefield without tools - and therefore without the ability to repair structures or capture structures, engineers wisely decided to stay inside the bridge repair hut - ostensibly to make sure that the bridges would not be damaged again, although in practice they were helpless to intervene should the bridge be destroyed - it would take another engineer to fix it again.
  • To repair allied buildings. Again, the engineer would go in, and use similar tools to the bridge repair hut to fix the structure. These tools and supplies would be used up in the process, and the engineer would wisely choose to stay in the structure.
  • If inside the IFV, to repair vehicles and remove terror drones from them.
  • To deactivate Crazy Ivan's bombs. For this, they had special pyrotechnic training. Once the bomb was activated, and engineer could deactivate it, supposing he could reach it at point-blank range. After that, is he would still be fully prepared to do other things. If the bomb is strapped on the engineer himself, he cannot deactivate it even though it appears that he can, requiring the player to train another engineer to deactivate the bomb on the affected engineer.

Allied quotes[edit | edit source]

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Engineering!
  • I have the tools!
  • I've got the knowledge!
  • Need a repair?

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Yes, sir!
  • Movin'!
  • I won't be late!

When ordered to capture[edit | edit source]

  • Analyzing schematics!
  • Studying blueprints.
  • Got the plans right here!

When suppressed[edit | edit source]

  • Get me outta here!
  • I'm unarmed!

Soviet quotes[edit | edit source]

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Engineering.
  • Tools ready!
  • I have the information.
  • Need a repair? (cut)
  • Something needs fixing? (cut)

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Yes, commander!
  • Moving!
  • I will go!

When ordered to capture[edit | edit source]

  • Checking designs.
  • Examining diagrams.

When suppressed[edit | edit source]

  • Get me outta here!
  • I am unarmed!

Yuri quotes[edit | edit source]

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Is there problem?[sic]
  • My tools are yours.
  • How can I assist?
  • I'm your handyman.
  • Technician on duty.

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Smooth operations.
  • Where is trouble?[sic]
  • May I help?
  • I will investigate.
  • Repairman on the move!

When ordered to capture[edit | edit source]

  • Nice architecture!
  • This won't take much time.
  • Needs a paintjob!
  • I am working!
  • Inspecting floorplan!

When suppressed[edit | edit source]

  • Help us!
  • I am only engineer![sic]
  • I am wounded!
  • I lost my tools!
  • Hey, that hurt!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The Allied engineer is voice by Phil Tanzini, while the Soviet engineer is voice by Andy Milder. Tanzini would reprise his role as the Allied Engineer in Red Alert 3.
  • Soviet and Yuri engineers share their death cries, even though Yuri's engineers have their own in the game files.
  • Two Soviet engineer's selection quotes were cut, and are often restored in mods.
  • The Allied and Soviet engineers have an unused quote "We'll have the power up in 30 seconds, sir". Since no power-related voice messages were used in Red Alert 2, the Yuri engineer does not have this quote in the game's files.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In every first mission in the Soviet and the Allied campaign, the engineer is one of the key units, being placed second.
  • The engineer can capture or repair a naval yard even though it is impossible for him to do so as the naval yards can only be built on water.
  • Selling or destroying a construction yard would produce an engineer with Allied voice cues even when playing as a different faction.
  • In the mission Free Gateway, the player receives "elite" engineers, which is not seen anywhere else in the Command & Conquer series among unarmed versions of engineers.
Join the winning side! Allied Third World War Arsenal We have hot food, women and guns for everyone!
We will bury them! Soviet Third World War Arsenal Death to capitalists!
Only complete faith in Yuri can protect you! Yuri Third World War ArsenalOnly total compliance will save the lives of you and your family!