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Airfield
RA1Airfield
Unit
Affiliation

Soviets

Role

Deploys Soviet Aircraft

Protection

Heavy

Tech level

5

Properties
Hit points

1000

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$600

Produced by

Construction yard

Requires

Radar dome

Combat
Sight range

7

Function
Power

-30

Produces
Abilities
RA1 Airfield Icons

The Airfield is an invaluable structure for the air-inclined Soviet commander in Red Alert 1.

Background

The Air Field is a landing strip with a flight control tower and an armory with a fuel dump. They are used to maintain aircraft that require a runway in order to land: Yak attack planes and MiG fighter jets. The airfield are only able to provide refuel and reload function as repairing function is slaved to specially constructed repair center. The airfield also provide the plane its harbour with Soviet version of JATO rocket to assist in STOL procedures.

Nod dust off the old design of airfield from old Soviet archieve and add various modification that virtually change the role of airfield, creating Nod Airstrip during First Tiberium War as the result, making it operate as vehicle drop off from Nod's contracted transport plane. In Red Alert Universe, it was abandoned due the forcibly disbanded of Soviet air force by the end of the war.

In-game

Apart from supporting a single attack plane and reload their weapons after each attack, the airfield also allows for calling in paratroopers or parabombs onboard the Badger bombers. If an in-use Airfield is destroyed while its associated plane is still in the air, the plane will crash.

It should be noted that reload times for aircraft on an Airfield or Helipad is dependent on the number of rounds of ammunition the aircraft carries. The Soviet MiG, with three missiles, can reload on an airfield almost instananeously. The Allied Longbow, with six missiles, can similarly rearm fairly quickly. The Hind and Yak however, which carry 12 and 15 bursts of machine gun fire, take much longer to rearm despite the fact that each individual shot from their weapons does is less powerful than the missiles used by the MiG and Longbow.

Gallery

Soviet Union Logo 1950 Soviet Second World War Arsenal Soviet Union Logo 1950

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