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Sputnik

Unit
Affiliation

USSR

Role

Base expansion

Tier

1

Properties
Hit points

500

Armour type

BaseSupportVehicleArmor (0% Melee, 0% Sniper, 50% Gun, 100% Auto Cannon, 100% Flak, 100% Rocket, 125% Cannon, 125% Prism, 125% Tesla, 100% Explosive, 100% Concussive, 5% Radiation)

Amphibious

Yes

Production
Cost

1200

Build time

0:20

Produced by

War Factory, Naval Yard

Hotkey

F2

Combat
Land speed

50

Sea speed

50

Sight range
  • 200 (vision)
  • 250 (shroud clearing range)
Function
Abilities

Transform into a Outpost

I'm all packed up!
- Sputnik

The vehicle known only as the Sputnik is the Soviet equivalent to the Allied Prospector.

Background[edit | edit source]

It is an unarmed amphibious craft, able to be produced at both the war factory and the naval yard. A deployed Sputnik gives ground control to the commander, and structures can be built near the outpost. However, it is very vulnerable, and must be adequately protected from enemy assaults. Its deployment time is also rather short.

History[edit | edit source]

An unexpected product of a failed Soviet orbital probe project[1], the Sputnik was repurposed as a base expansion vehicle by the Soviet military. Thanks to the Sputnik, the Soviets are able to create smaller bases for easier deployment of troops or steady supply of income.

Ability[edit | edit source]

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Unpack The Sputnik can deploy into an Outpost, allowing for base expansion beyond the original base radius.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Created[edit | edit source]

  • Sputnik, all packed up!
  • I'm all packed up!

Select[edit | edit source]

  • Where we are going?
  • Hello?
  • Where's our first stop?
  • Let's go on a trip!
  • Yes?

Moving[edit | edit source]

  • This land is very nice!
  • A beautiful country!
  • What's over here?
  • Yes, I like!
  • Ahh, very nice!
  • It smells good there, yes?

Moving to land[edit | edit source]

  • Ahh, no more bath time?
  • We should dry off!
  • Let's go to the beach!

Moving to water[edit | edit source]

  • Ahh yes, the water's very nice!
  • Maybe we can go fishing!
  • Water's warm, yes?

Deploy[edit | edit source]

  • I'll make myself at home here!
  • Ahh, finally!
  • Time to settle down!
  • Looks like a safe neighborhood!

Retreating[edit | edit source]

  • Friends, I'm coming home!
  • Well, that was fun!
  • Maybe they're more friendly!

Under fire[edit | edit source]

  • These friends, aren't so friendly!
  • They don't like visitors!
  • Hey uh, I'm just passing through!
  • Sputnik means no harm!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His voice and quotes ("It very nice!") imitate the character of Kazakh reporter 'Borat', portrayed by the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 manual. Los Angeles, California: Electronic Arts Los Angeles, 2008.
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