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Limpet Drone

Mobile (left) and deployed (right) limpet drones
Mobile (left) and deployed (right) limpet drones
Unit
Affiliation

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

Role

Reconnaissance drone

Tier

2

Properties
Hit points

100

Armour type

None

Amphibious

Yes

Production
Cost

$550

Produced by

GDI war factory
Nod war factory

Requires

Radar station

Combat
Ground attack

1 (LIMPY)

Cooldown

80

Land speed

8

Sea speed

8

Attack range

2

Sight range

5

Function
Abilities
  • Slows target movement speed
  • Shares target vision
  • Stealthed when deployed

The Limpet drone was a hovering reconnaissance drone used by GDI and Nod during the Firestorm Crisis.

Description[edit | edit source]

The drone deploys as a mine and waits for a target to pass over. The drone spot-welds itself to the underside of the target. Once attached the drone interferes with the electrical systems, usually resulting in a loss of speed, and relays terrain and tactical data back to its controller or designated radar facility from its sensor/camera device.[1]

Sensor systems can detect deployed drones, and the drones can be disabled by an EMP. Field repair units were modified to remove drones from affected vehicles.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

GDI developed the limpet drone prior to the Firestorm Crisis as another method of detecting stealthed Nod bases. They were fielded by covert operations teams before being released for general use.[1] Nod also procured the technology and used it during the Firestorm Crisis as well.[2]

Limpet drones were decommissioned following the Firestorm Crisis.

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Drones are hover units and may move over water. When deployed they become stealthed but can be instantly destroyed by EMP. A drone may be removed from an affected vehicle by having the vehicle repaired at a service depot or by a mobile repair vehicle.

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Very weak armor.
  • If infected unit is repaired or destroyed by another unit, the drone will be destroyed.
  • Unarmed, has no offensive weapon
  • Instantly destroyed by EMP when deploy
  • Still fairly expensive
  • High tier for a scout unit (Radar, tier 2)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Limpet drone's chirping sound was altered and reused as the mind control sound in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and its expansion, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pannullo, Patrick, Joseph Selinske, and David Lamoreaux. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm: Instruction Manual. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 2000.
  2. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm. Nod mission 3: "NOD 03:Tratos' Final Act".
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