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Boomer submarine
YR Boomer
Unit
Affiliation

Yuri's Faction Logo Yuri

Role

Multipurpose submarine

Armament

Torpedoes
SLBM Launchers

Tier

2

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

1200

Armour type

Heavy

Production
Cost

$2000

Build time

1:20

Produced by

Submarine pen

Requires

Psychic radar

Combat
Ground attack
  • 60 (x2 or x4 when elite) (APSplash2)
  • 25 (x2)(Special HE)
Cooldown
  • 120 (sea)
  • 50 (ground)
Sea speed

5

Attack range
  • 7 (sea)
  • 20 (minimum 8) (ground)
Sight range

8

Function
Abilities

Submerged when not attacking ground targets or damaged
Detects submerged units

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
Fire 4 torpedoes at once

Let the missiles fly!
- Boomer
YR Boomer Icons

The Boomer attack sub was Yuri's only combatant naval unit during the second iteration of the Third World War. It was essentially a combination of the Soviet Typhoon attack submarine and dreadnought designs. Boomers were especially prevalent around Yuri's essential installations, such as his main cloning facility in Australia, and his secret island space facility.

Overview

Yuri's Boomer was capable of firing two torpedoes at once, as well as launching ballistic missiles onto shore installations when surfaced. This, along with increased heavy armour, made it more versatile and powerful than the Soviet Typhoon submarine. An elite Boomer could fire four torpedoes and its SLBM became considerably more powerful. Due to their design, giant squid were unable to attack Boomers. However, the Boomer was rather slow and did not utilize as powerful missiles as Soviet dreadnoughts did. It was also completely helpless against aircraft, making it particularly vulnerable to Allied Ospreys, as Yuri's navy did not consist of any anti-air vessels.


RA2Sovietlogo The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Yuri's Revenge and contradicts canon sources.

The main Boomer assembly line was on a secret island in the Pacific ocean, which was destroyed by an unnamed Soviet commander.

In-game

The Boomer can easily sink any other ship in a one-on-one duel, but the destroyer and Typhoon cost half as much, and the Typhoon can cost 3/8 of the normal price with an Industrial Plant.

When the Boomer surfaces to fire its missiles, it is incapable of defending itself, leaving it vulnerable to conventional attacks. Anti-aircraft weapons can destroy its missiles, protecting anything targeted by the Boomer. All ships equipped with sonar, such as the destroyer, can detect it and then attack it and relay its position to other units and buildings. As with other naval vessels, it is vulnerable to Navy SEALs, provided that the infantry is not killed before planting the charges. The SLBM launchers require more time to prepare and launch, but the missile itself is more durable than a dreadnought's missile or an aircraft carrier's Hornet.

Assessment

Pros

Cons

  • Vulnerable to all kinds of attacks when surfacing to fire or detected
  • Considerably more expensive than the Typhoon and destroyer (at $2000).
  • Cannot attack air targets, and is particularly vulnerable to Ospreys
  • Missiles are vulnerable to anti-air weaponry
  • Shortest range and lowest firepower of all artillery role ships

Quotes

Boomer systems operational
- When selected
Maintaining position and depth
- When selected
Deep sea vessel standing by
- When selected
Engines primed
- When selected
Air pressure stabilized
- When selected
Adjusting rudder
- When moving
Checking current
- When moving
Propeller systems engaged
- When moving
All ahead, full
- When moving
Thrusting forward
- When moving
Locking missile coordinates
- When ordered to attack on land
Missiles ready for launch
- When ordered to attack on land
Guidance systems checked
- When ordered to attack on land
They'll never see it coming
- When ordered to attack on land
Yuri will be proud
- When ordered to attack on land
Let the missiles fly
- When ordered to attack on land
Torpedoes armed
- When ordered to attack
This will be a sinker
- When ordered to attack
Fire!
- When ordered to attack
Bring them down to our level
- When ordered to attack
Launch initiated
- When ordered to attack
Shark bait!
- When ordered to attack

Trivia

  • The land missile sprites used for the Boomers are actually early versions of the Dreadnought missiles recycled from the beta version of Red Alert 2.
  • "Boomer" means ballistic missile submarines in US Navy slang.

Gallery

Yuri's Faction Logo Yuri Third World War ArsenalYuri's Faction Logo

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