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Anti-personnel Minelayer
RA1 Anti-personnel Minelayer
Unit
Affiliation

Soviet

Role

Support

Armament

Anti-personnel mines (x5)

Tier

2

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

100

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$800

Produced by

War factory

Requires

Service depot

Combat
Speed

9

Sight range

5

Function
Abilities

Mine deployment

RA1 Minelayer Icons

The anti-personnel minelayer is a Soviet support unit used during the Second World War.

Background

Due to the Allies' extensive use of infantry raids, the Soviets developed the anti-personnel minelayer. This vehicle could place small mines at positions where the Soviets predicted that the Allies were likely to move their troops as back doors to Soviet bases. The minelayer itself was armoured enough to take a beating, but was light enough to reach respectable speeds. It could carry five mines at once and could refill at a service depot for free. A single mine could kill any infantry unit except Volkov and Chitzkoi. A minelayer may crush infantry under its treads, but otherwise possesses no real armaments.

The mine design is a small designed "bom ball" with a detection wire spread planted around its body. It is equipped with the latest anti-tamper device and will not be detonated easily if nearby mines exploded. It will seriously injure or kill infantry but cannot seriously damage armoured vehicles.

In-game unit

The Soviet use APC-based design for their minelayer. The mines packed less explosives than the Allied anti-tank counterpart, but it can detect and target both infantry and vehicles that run over it. The Soviet army was trained to recognize their deployed mines and would avoid them. For a single sortie, a minelayer for both sides can be loaded to a maximum of 5 mines.

To deploy a mine, the vehicle must move to the desired area and must be double-clicked. A "crunch" sound will be heard once the deployment is complete.

Assessment

Pros

  • Reasonably cheap ($800).
  • Fast and maneuverable, able to respond quickly
  • Capable of laying mines to deter or destroy approaching enemies infantry and light vehicles
  • Their mines are invisible to enemies.

Cons

  • Unarmed, has no offensive weapon
  • Can only lay five mines before it has to return to the service depot to reload
  • Heavy vehicles are not affected by its mines

Gallery

See also

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

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