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For the Tiberium Wars generation, see Laser turret (Tiberium Wars). For the Generals defensive structure, see Laser Defense Turret.
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Laser Turret
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Unit
Affiliation

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

Role

Anti-surface base defense

Armament

Laser

Tier

1

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

500

Armour type

Wood

Production
Cost

$300

Produced by

Nod construction yard

Requires

Hand of Nod

Combat
Ground attack

30 (Super)

Cooldown

40

Attack range

5.5

Sight range

7

Function
Power

-40

The laser turret[1] (simply called laser in-game) is the Brotherhood of Nod's basic base defense structure in Tiberian Sun and Firestorm.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Laser is Nod’s main base defense. Like its larger cousin, the Obelisk of Light, the laser fires a focused laser beam at enemy units. Recent advancements in laser technology allow the laser to generate its own power so that it can remain operational during low power conditions[2].

Its laser beam was powerful enough to easily cut through the armor of GDI's Wolverines.

In-game[edit | edit source]

The laser turret is most effective against light vehicles and somewhat effective against infantry. However, it is outranged by Tick tanks and Titans and completely defenseless against them. Even though it consumes power, it can still function even when power is low.

In cutscenes, laser turrets can retract underground when not firing. However, this feature is not actually present in the game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The majority of the turret itself appears transparent, as its colour was likely black (colour ID 0), which is used for transparency in the temperate and snow unit pallettes (unittem.pal and unitsno.pal) in Tiberian Sun (to compare, the equivalent in Red Alert 2 is blue).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

In mech attack cinematic 1
In mech attack cinematic 2
In mech attack cinematic 3

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tiberian Sun rules.ini
  2. Stojsavljević, Rade, and O'Miley Ryan. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Operations Manual. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1999.
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