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Cosmonaut
Cosmonauts RA2YR
Unit
Affiliation

Soviets
Yuri

Base unit

Rocketeer

Role

Light infantry

Armament

Laser cannon

Tier

1

Tech level

11

Properties
Hit points

125

Armour type

N/A

Production
Cost

$600

Build time

0:24

Produced by

Soviet Barracks
Yuri Barracks

Combat
Ground attack

25 (LUNARWH)

Air attack

25 (LUNARWH)

Cooldown

20

Air speed

9

Attack range

7

Sight range

8

Function
Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing

RA2Sovietlogo The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Yuri's Revenge and contradicts canon sources.
Gravity? What's that?
- Cosmonaut
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The Cosmonaut is a special trooper trained to fight in the hard vacuum of space during the Third World War. It is a campaign-exclusive unit, appearing only in the Soviet mission To the Moon.

Background

Russian space ace!
- Confident cosmonaut
Red alert 2 cosmonaut quotes00:31

Red alert 2 cosmonaut quotes

The Moon mission is executed with heavy consideration of the extreme condition encountered there. The combination of low gravitation (hindering the use of projectile weapon) and vacuum space (ban almost all of air potency) gave the commander a total consideration on his own force. Although most vehicles can be modified for operation, infantry can't (except for Iraq's Desolators). The second consideration took the commander's view to the old, underfunded, and next to forgotten Soviet space program, including their cosmonauts. Bearing that in mind, the Commander brought the project under his command and thus the cosmonaut come back on line.

Soviet Cosmonauts are equipped with all the necessary life support equipment to survive outside Earth's atmosphere and a jet pack not unlike those used by Allied Rocketeers, which allows them to travel very quickly around the battlefield. They are equipped with a high-powered laser, making them very effective against other cosmonauts and light vehicles, as well as (in groups of five or more) armoured tanks, aircraft (or space craft) and structures.

The colour of the beam is determined by the faction the cosmonaut belongs to (i.e. red for Soviets, purple for Yuri). They are vulnerable to any anti-aircraft weaponry. In large numbers, though, they are more than capable of turning any attack force or base to dust in a matter of seconds. A cosmonaut costs 600 credits to train, same as the Allied Rocketeer.

Game unit

In Operation To the Moon, Cosmonauts are available for training at the Soviet Barracks (and are the only type of infantry the commander can train apart from Desolators). Yuri fields his own corps of Cosmonauts to defend his Lunar HQ against the Soviet offensive.

They are not available in any other campaign mission, but they can still be incorporated into any map via INI editing.

Selected Quotes

Gravity suit secured
- When selected
Cosmonaut reporting
- When selected
Gravity? What's that?
- When selected
Pressure gauges normal
- When selected
Russian space ace!
- When selected
Rocketpacks fully charged
- When moving
Boosters engaged
- When moving
Shifting thrusters
- When moving
Fuelmix optimized
- When moving
Light and fast
- When moving
Tracking target
- When ordered to attack
Beam intensity locked
- When ordered to attack
Lasers at full power
- When ordered to attack
Time for Laser show!
- When ordered to attack
It's hard to maneuver
- When ordered to attack
Vacuum suit is failing
- Under fire
Fuel cells damaged
- Under fire
Can't... breathe!
- When being shot down
We need more funding!
- When being shot down

Gallery

Trivia

  • Cosmonauts' original name was Lunar Infantry, as seen in rulesmd.ini.
  • Their veteran cameo shows Lunar Rocketeer instead of Cosmonaut.
  • When Cosmonauts are killed, they fall down instantly instead of falling slowly, despite the moon's low gravity.
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