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Hijacker
Gen1 Hijacker
Unit
Affiliation

Gla GLA (except Dr. Thrax and Juhziz)

Role

Support infantry

Properties
Hit points

100

Armour type

Human Armor

Production
Cost

$400 (GLA)
$600 (Prince Kassad)

Build time

0:10

Produced by

GLA barracks

Requires

Palace (GLA only)
General's Promotion (GLA only)

Hotkey

I

Combat
Speed

30 (20 if badly wounded)

Attack range

Melee

Sight range

100-200

Function
Abilities
  • Can capture any enemy vehicle.
  • Stealthed when idle.
Gen1 Hijacker Icons

Hijackers were GLA-affiliated thieves capable of hijacking vehicles, seen during the War against the GLA.

Background

Hijackers run toward a target vehicle, force their way into its interior, and take over the wheel. They are completely inconspicuous to enemy units when idle. If the hijacked vehicle is American, the hijacker can escape the vehicle using its ejection system should it be destroyed, gaining the same veterancy as the destroyed vehicle, which can then be passed onto the next vehicle they hijack (similar to American pilots). They cannot hijack vehicles with passengers on board.

Since Prince Kassad's forces have a much greater focus on stealth, he equips them with better stealth gear, allowing them to conceal themselves even when moving.

Ability

Gen1 Hijack Icons Hijack Hijacks target vehicle.

In-game

Hijacking vehicles with veterancy will "promote" the hijacker, and if the vehicle is an American one, the Hijacker can eject out of the vehicle upon its destruction. If the vehicle stolen by a hijacker is destroyed by an aircraft, the Hijacker does not emerge.

Although they are fast runners, they are still vulnerable to anti-infantry weapons. Standard hijackers are stealthed while still, and become visible when moving, while Kassad's hijackers are stealthed at all times. They also lack weapons and can not attack other units.

Infantry transports such as assault troop transports and battle buses are immune to hijacking once loaded with passengers. Sentry drones are also immune to hijacking.

Assessment

Pros

  • Stealthed when idle
  • Kassad's variant is completely stealthed and is available immediately
  • Cheap
  • Can hijack all manned ground vehicles
  • Can eject out of a destroyed American vehicle while keeping its veterancy status
  • Can capture a vehicle attempting to crush it
  • Can capture construction vehicles to access other generals' technology

Cons

  • Unarmed
  • Breaks stealth when moving (except for Kassad's variant)
  • Cannot hijack unmanned vehicles (i.e. Sentry drone)
  • Cannot hijack vehicles with passengers
  • Requires General's Promotion with regular GLA
  • Unavailable to Dr. Thrax and Rodall Juhziz

Quotes

How about a test drive, huh?
- When selected
Need a new vehicle?
- When selected
I can drive anything
- When selected
They won't expect anything
- When selected
Let's go car shopping!
- When selected
Excellent plan!
- When moving
Step by step
- When moving
Well-calculated move
- When moving
I'll mix among them
- When moving
Shht! I can't be seen
- When moving
Sight unseen
- When moving
Always wanted one of those
- When ordered to hijacking vehicles
I'll take control
- When ordered to hijacking vehicles
It will be mine!
- When ordered to hijacking vehicles
I'll just drop in!
- When ordered to hijacking vehicles
I don't need keys
- When ordered to hijacking vehicles
I've been found
- Under fire
We didn't plan for this
- Under fire
No place to hide
- Under fire
I just wanted to borrow a car
- Under fire

Trivia

  • Due to engine limitations, capturing a crewless vehicle with a veteran hijacker does not pass on his veterancy bonus, and the hijacker will not escape if the vehicle is destroyed even if it is American in origin.

See also

Gla Global Liberation Army GLA War Arsenal Gla

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