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Background[edit | edit source]
It was developed based on theoretical and practical design specs created by Nikola Tesla, as its name implies. Unlike its predecessor, which was a simple conventional power plant that was identical to its Allied counterpart, the Tesla reactor is a USSR-patented device. It shares many similarities with an earlier creation, the Tesla coil, but differs significantly: where the Tesla coil was a barely contained open circuit of electricity, the Tesla reactor was a well grounded closed circuit.
In-game[edit | edit source]
While the Tesla reactor is quick to construct and provides the same amount of power units per credit spent as the Allied second-generation power plant, it occupies a larger footprint (2x3 vs. 2x2) and produces less power per reactor, meaning equivalent power generation requires considerably more space.
Development[edit | edit source]
Originally, it was supposed to be an advanced nuclear reactor, with the ball being an exposed reaction chamber and a sliding barrier that could extend and protect it (the cut turtle mode).
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Nuclear reactor (Red Alert 2)
- Power plant (Red Alert 2) - Allied equivalent
- Bio reactor - Yuri equivalent
- Tech Civilian Power Plant - tech building