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25px-Disambig This article is about the Generals Universe unit. For the Command & Conquer 4 unit, see Avenger (Tiberian Twilight).
Generals Avenger
Tactical lasers online.

Anti-aircraft vehicle


Twin anti-air lasers
Laser-based support suite



Hit points


Armour type

Anti Air Vehicle Armor

  • $2000
  • $2400 (Alexander)
  • $1500 (Townes)
Build time


Produced by

Strategy center



Ground attack

20 (Small Arms)

  • 500
  • 200

30 (20 if badly damaged)

Attack range


Sight range


Gen1 Scout Drone Icons
Scout Drone
Gen1 Battle Drone Icons
Battle Drone
ZH Hellfire Drone Icons
Hellfire Drone
Gen1 Composite Armour Icons
Composite Armor
Gen1 Advanced Training Icons
Advanced Training

Shoot down missiles and aircraft
Increase firing rate at the targeted unit

  • Strong vs missiles, aircraft
  • Weak vs land units.
ZH Avenger Icons

The Avenger is a support vehicle developed by the USA from the Humvee and introduced later in the GLA conflict.



Targeting cursors set!
- Avenger

The Avenger could paint ground units with a laser designator, improving the accuracy of friendly units in the vicinity. In addition, it was equipped with a Point defense laser similar to, but more advanced than that of the Paladin tank, providing impressive protection against enemy missile attacks both for the Avenger itself and nearby units. Lastly, the Avenger had two large anti-aircraft lasers cannons mounted on the back of the vehicle. While the weight slowed down the vehicle somewhat, these lasers provided efficient anti-aircraft support. In this way, they improved the survivability of other US units in battle and were virtually untouchable by aircraft, falling only to vastly superior numbers.


Aircraft targeting ready!
- Avenger

Unfortunately, all of these equipments meant that the Avenger was slow and quite fragile, as well as possessing virtually no weapons for defending itself against ground forces, requiring an escort at all times. Because they utilised such advanced laser technology, Avengers were also quite expensive for most American generals to obtain (they were naturally cheaper for General Townes). They were also easy targets for hijackers, Jarmen Kell's snipe ability and any other units that did not utilise missile based weaponry. In addition, the advanced technology of this system meant that in order to be manufactured, the base required a Strategy Center to be built first, meaning it was typically only available later in a conflict. Due to its focus as a support asset it was not calibrated for its PDL to engage enemy infantry like the Paladin tank.



  • Advanced laser turret can destroy incredible numbers of incoming missiles
  • Reduces aircraft to scrap in seconds
  • Paints targets with its laser designator, increasing the fire rate of friendly units attacking the marked target.


  • Slow moving
  • Defenseless to all ground units
  • Cannot destroy unguided projectiles, such as ones from the Inferno Cannon or Nuke Cannon
  • Vulnerable to sudden strike aircraft
  • Aurora Bomber is immune to their laser
  • Expensive



Cut em clean!
- Avenger attacking Aircraft
Gen1 Scout Drone Icons
Scout Drone The Scout Drone simply fed battlefield information to the vehicle crew, increasing their sight range and revealing nearby stealthed units. Costs $100.
Gen1 Battle Drone Icons
Battle Drone The Battle Drone was armed with a small machine gun to defeat enemy infantry, and could also repair its parent vehicle. Costs $300.
ZH Hellfire Drone Icons
Hellfire Drone The Hellfire Drone, available in Zero Hour, fired a small but surprisingly powerful missile against enemy ground units. Costs $500.

Important Note: Drones can be further upgraded with Drone Armour.

Vehicle Specific

Tactical Lasers online!
- Avenger
Gen1 Composite Armour Icons
Composite Armor Avengers gain an armor boost and are harder to destroy. Purchasable at any Strategy Center for $2000
Gen1 Advanced Training Icons
Advanced Training The Avenger gains veteran status twice as fast. Purchasable at any Strategy Center for $1500



Scanning for enemy aircraft.
- Avenger
Point laser defense system

Red laser counterattack missiles, Blue laser is for accuracy improvement of your allies.

Used sparingly in most offensives due to its cost, it was still nonetheless an effective countermeasure against units that used rocket attacks, such as Rocket Buggies and missile-armed infantry. The Avenger's PDL meant that these vehicles would have a hard time destroying an Avenger or any nearby troops unless greatly outnumbered. Additional Avengers are used to take down large aircraft faster, like the Chinese Helix and cargo planes. In particular, a strong combination involved with the Avenger consisted of General Townes's Laser Crusaders. The Laser tank fired more quickly thanks to the Avenger's targeting designator, which made the deadlier the duo quite deadly, not to mention covering both spectrum of anti-ground and anti-air combat.


Yes, sir!
- Avenger

However, the Avenger was limited by the fact that it was purely a support vehicle. If a lone Avenger was cornered it could be destroyed quite swiftly, especially by tanks. While missile-launched artillery would have a hard time reaching them, China's Nuke cannons and Inferno Cannons could bypass the PDL system of the Avengers as they launched shell projectiles instead of missiles. The Comanches' Rocket pods were also a threat as well. Multiple Avengers are needed to suppress the attacks if there are multiple Comanches firing rockets at the same time.

Selected Quotes

Aircraft targeting ready!
- When selected
Defensive laser systems
- When selected
Scanning for enemy aircraft
- When selected
Tactical lasers online
- When selected
Targeting cursor set
- When selected
- When moving
- When moving
Yes, sir!
- When moving
- When moving
Analyzing terrain effects
- When moving
Charging up
- When ordered to attack
Commencing light array
- When ordered to attack
Acquiring target
- When ordered to attack
Initiating laser strike
- When ordered to attack
Cut them clean
- When ordered to attack
Designating the target
- When ordered to use laser-based support
Flush them out
- When ordered to use laser-based support
Targeting for rapid fire
- When ordered to use laser-based support
They may not like the attention
- When ordered to use laser-based support
This will help keep an eye on them
- When ordered to use laser-based support



- Avenger
  • This unit is named after the real life M1097 Avenger anti-aircraft and anti-missile system. The real vehicle uses Stinger missile launchers instead of lasers. However, prototype laser weapons have successfully been mounted on and tested with Avengers.
  • The Avenger's laser pointer originally granted a damage increase, this has been changed to a rate of fire increase in the final game.
  • The Avenger suffers from some graphical glitches. First off, the laser turret on the back may sometimes disappear if it comes out of the fog of war. Additionally, if one was pilot sniped (or hit by a neutron blast), then the laser turret turns white like every other vehicle, but the actual vehicle remains the same color, even if it is captured by enemy troops. Furthermore, if a bomb truck disguises as one, the laser turret on the back will be invisible (Fixed in the 1.04 patch)
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