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Sea Scorpion
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Unit
Affiliation

RA2Sovietlogo.png Soviet Union

Role

Anti-air patrol boat

Armament

Flak cannon

Tier

2

Tech level

6

Properties
Hit points

400

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$600

Build time

0:24

Produced by

Soviet naval shipyard

Requires

Radar tower

Combat
Ground attack

40 (FlakTWH)

Air attack

60 (FlakWH)

Cooldown
  • 25 (40 in RA2) (ground)
  • 20 (air)
Sea speed

8

Attack range
  • 5 (ground)
  • 12 (air)
Sight range

8

Function
Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
2 rapid succession shots

The Sea Scorpion is a Soviet anti-air ship in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

Deployment history[edit | edit source]

The Sea Scorpion was first seen against the Allies in Operation: Deep Sea. They mainly attempted to keep the Allied Harriers from taking off to repel the assault and from Destroyers sinking the Typhoon Attack Subs. It also served at Operation: Fallout as raiding vessels escorting Soviet Dreadnoughts.


RA2Sovietlogo.png The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Red Alert 2 and might contradict canon.

In the non-canonical Soviet campaign, the Sea Scorpion served as a valuable asset to intercept the Allied Harriers in Operation: Home Front. It served as important AA units in all other missions involving naval deployment, most importantly, during Operation: Sub-Divide, in which Sea Scorpions were essential in shooting down American and Korean Hornets from enemy Aircraft carriers.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Sea Scorpions can rapidly eliminate aircraft with their flak cannon. In numbers, they are a match against a destroyer. With their speed and superb visual range, they can also search the open waters in no time. However, they are relatively frail, so shore defences or destroyers can pick them off easily. Having no defence against underwater threats also makes them vulnerable to Boomers and Dolphins.

Their Allied counterpart is the Aegis Cruiser, which has a much more powerful AA attack and somewhat better armor, but is slower, costs the double of resources, and lacks a ground attack option.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

In the War of the Three Powers, the Sea Scorpion was replaced (along with the Flak Track) by the amphibious Bullfrog which fulfilled the same role.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Note: in Red Alert 2, the Sea Scorpion shares its quotes with the dreadnought.

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • The water's warm, yes?
  • Need a little speed?
  • Good fishing here!
  • Nice day for a cruise!
  • I love my boat!

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • The quicker, the better!
  • A weekend getaway!
  • Riding the current!
  • Sounds good!
  • Running high!

When attacking[edit | edit source]

  • They want some flak, eh?
  • I hope they can swim!
  • I see them!
  • The sea can be dangerous place![sic]
  • Let's make some waves!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Sea Scorpion was originally designed as the hydrofoil, but was redesigned late in the game's development period. Some hydrofoils appeared in the game's intro cinematic.
  • The Sea Scorpion original name is Seawolf, which is seen in the game files.
  • The Sea Scorpion sinks instead of exploding when destroyed by a Giant Squid. The same goes to the Typhoon Attack Submarine, Amphibious Transport and Robot Tank.
  • According to the games files, the Sea Scorpion shares the same anti-air weapon as the Flak Cannon. This fact makes it a mobile Flak Cannon with the same power as the static defense but with a much lower cost ($600 of one Scorpion vs $1000 for one Flak Cannon).
  • There is a discrepancy between the in-game unit and its construction icon — the latter shows the flak cannon mounted near the vessel's stern, but on the former it is mounted amidships.
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