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Flak Trooper

RA3 Flak Troopers.png
Internal name



RA3 USSR logo.png Soviet Union


Anti-air/Anti-vehicle infantry


Flak cannon/Magnetic Mines



Tech level





$300 (up to 1.10)
$400 (1.11 and later)

Build time


Produced by





Magnetic Mines (toggle)

Flak trooper, doing my time!
- Flak trooper exiting the Barracks.

The flak trooper was the Soviet Union's anti-vehicle and anti-air infantry during the Third World War and The Uprising.

Background[edit | edit source]

Not much is known about the background of the flak troopers, other than that they were Gulag inmates who were forced to carry out their sentences on the battlefield. Because of this, they were given the undesirable task of carrying heavy flak cannons and volatile anti-vehicle mines.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Magnetic Mine Switches to vehicle mines, that can be placed on vehicles and buildings. When in this mode, if the Flak Trooper is run over, these mines will detonate, damaging the vehicle.

In-game[edit | edit source]

Let's see how this thing works…
- Flak trooper, attacking

They are especially formidable when garrisoned in buildings. They are cheap, moderately effective anti-tank units and very effective anti-air units, easily equal to the Javelin soldier and superior to the Tankbuster in terms of versatility. However, they are still very vulnerable to anti-infantry weapons and can be crushed by tanks. Even so, they are an essential complement to any infantry attack force.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Created[edit | edit source]

  • Flak trooper, doing my time!

Selected[edit | edit source]

  • Flak trooper!
  • Yep!
  • Where's that food you promised?
  • What's it gonna be?
  • Someone's gonna pay!
  • Just wait 'til I get these chains off!
  • Who wants a piece of this?
  • I'm innocent, I swear!
  • Beats being in the gulag...
  • So this what they call community service...
  • You're gonna make me carry this?!
  • I have to carry this around?

Switching to magnetic mines[edit | edit source]

  • Mines ready!
  • Mines!

Switching to flak cannon[edit | edit source]

  • Flak ready!
  • Alright, flak cannon!

Moving[edit | edit source]

  • Okay, but then I rest!
  • I'm going!
  • Whatever!
  • Alright!
  • If you say so!
  • Ye! Ye!
  • What do I get?

Garrisoning structure[edit | edit source]

  • Get in there!
  • Whats in there?
  • They serve food?
  • Just don't lock the door!

Attacking land[edit | edit source]

  • Flak 'em!
  • Kill!
  • Punish them!
  • Is he next?
  • Here's your share!
  • There, see what it's like!

Attacking air[edit | edit source]

  • They're staring us down!
  • You ain't hiding from nobody!
  • Think you're safe up there?!
  • Heads up!
  • A little butterfly!
  • Na khvatay! (Here grab it!)

Attacking with magnetic mines[edit | edit source]

  • Hold this for me!
  • Stash it!
  • Kaboom!
  • Hehehe!
  • Let 'em have it!
  • Hehehe....!

Moving to attack[edit | edit source]

  • Let's see how this thing works...
  • What have I got to lose!?
  • They have it coming!
  • Let's get this over with!
  • Time for their medicine!

In combat[edit | edit source]

  • That's right, sucker!
  • And there's more coming!
  • Ah, don't cry now!
  • Come on, punk!
  • Let's riot!
  • Can I go free now?
  • So this is war!

Under fire[edit | edit source]

  • I've seen worse!
  • They don't scare me!
  • They won't take me alive!
  • You think that hurts?
  • Ahh! That hurts!
  • Nu ty kozyol! ( Russian: "Hey, you a**hole" )

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When wielding Magnetic Mines and are not selected, Flak Troopers toss the mines like toys, even accidentally drop them to ground, if that occurs, they're seen frightened and expect the mines will explode, thus take evasive action. This is akin to Grenadier squads from Tiberium Wars.
  • The Hammer and Sickle seen in the Flak Trooper's flak cannon in the cameo cannot be seen in their ingame model.
  • Flak Troopers status as convicts forced to carry their sentence is based on Shtrafbats - Soviet penal battalions that fought on the Eastern Front in World War II.

See also[edit | edit source]

RA3 USSR logo.png Soviet Red Alert 3 Arsenal RA3 USSR logo.png