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Krasny Motory is a Soviet company whose products appear in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.
Background[edit | edit source]
It is famous for its motor-bike fleet and, subsequently, the Mortar Cycle light bombardment bike. The Soviet Union once was home to the world's fastest, most efficient bike messenger service, thanks to Krasny Motory. Everything from telegrams, to cakes, to toiletries, to ammunition shipped from city to city, from republic to republic, via its motor-bike fleet.
While other nations scaled their delivery services and began dabbling in international trade, the Soviet Union held fast to its motor-bikes, until these bikes' guttural engines and sooty exhaust became synonymous with the sound and smell of any typical Soviet city.
Once war came to the Union, however, the motor-bikes steadily grew quieter. For one thing, supplies turned scarce. For another, the Soviet propaganda machine started filtering all interpersonal communication and began delivering such messages in bulk on a quarterly basis. In the end, Krasny Motory went out of business because of all this. Ironically, its fleet of motor-bikes stood idle for months in a number of makeshift hangars, until it was already too late for the Soviet regime to absorb these assets into their military.
But as the Union wallowed in defeat, resistance forces uncovered the stash of motor-bikes and began converting them into fast-attack vehicles that could cover a lot of ground quickly. The result is a vehicle known today as the mortar cycle.
Products[edit | edit source]