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Sentry gun (Red Alert 3)

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Sentry Gun

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Unit
Affiliation

USSR

Role

Anti-infantry base defence

Armament

Heavy machine gun

Tier

1

Properties
Amphibious

Yes

Production
Cost

800

Build time

0:20

Produced by

Soviet Construction Yard

Requires

Reactor

Hotkey

F2

Function
Power

-25

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The Sentry Gun was the Soviet Union's basic base defense structure during the Third World War.

Overview[edit | edit source]

It is basically three heavy machine guns on a 360-degree turning mount, surrounded by brick and mortar and manned by a single Conscript. The machine guns appear to fire armor-piercing bullets, as it is very deadly against both infantry and light vehicles, and can even be a threat to tanks in large numbers.

These structures offer a somewhat cost effective resistance against lone commando assaults (Natasha's laser sight has less range than its machine guns), but are out-ranged by artillery units and defenseless against aircraft.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The conscript inside is immune to weapons that would normally kill a conscript out in the open, including anti-garrison weapons, and will only be killed if the sentry gun itself is destroyed.
  • The conscript manning the sentry gun will drink from a bottle (which uses the same model as the Molotov cocktail) when idle. When selected, he will quickly drop the bottle, only to pick it up again once unselected.
  • The Conscript of the sentry gun will sometimes suddenly disappear when the structure is destroyed.
  • It is possible that the machine gun is electric powered, as it stops functioning when the power is low.
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