|“||Let's go get some parts!
- GLA Technical
During the War of Liberation, the Global Liberation Army lacked the necessary engineering and financial assets to construct advanced weapons systems for its vehicles on par with those of its enemies. However, GLA vehicle crews were able to overcome this by salvaging equipment from the wreckage of destroyed vehicles, and adapting it to fit their own vehicles.
Under control of a GLA commander, when a friendly GLA vehicle was destroyed by the enemy, or when an enemy vehicle was destroyed by a GLA unit, a salvage crate was left behind. This crate could be picked up by some GLA vehicles for upgrades, or other unit for a small amount of cash. USA and Chinese commanders cannot see or pick up these crates even with commandeered GLA vehicles.
In Command & Conquer: Generals, only Technicals, Quad Cannons, and Marauder tanks could be upgraded. However, in the expansion pack Zero Hour, Scorpion Tanks, Toxin Tractors, Scud Launchers, and Battle Buses also gained the ability to upgrade with salvage crates.
|Vehicle||First salvage upgrade||Second salvage upgrade|
|Marauder Tank||Faster cannon reload||Dual cannons with faster reload|
|Quad Cannon||Improved rate of fire||Further improved rate of fire|
|Technical||Machine gun replaced by cannon||Cannon replaced by rocket launcher (but can be intercepted by PDL or ECM tank)|
|Scorpion Tank||More powerful cannon||Dual Scorpion Rockets (only if researched)|
|Toxin Tractor||Improved range||Further improved range|
|Scud Launcher||Improved range||Further improved range|
|Battle Bus||Improved armor||Further improved armor|