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Imperial Ore Collector
  • Collector mode on land
  • Collector mode on water
  • Gun mode on land
  • Gun mode on water
Unit
Affiliation

Empire of the Rising Sun

Role

Anti-Infantry / Resource Gatherer

Armament

Kinetic burst-shot(x2)

Protection

Low

Properties
Armour type

Vehicle

Amphibious

Yes

Production
Cost

1400

Build time

00:20 seconds

Produced by

Ore refinery / Mecha Bay / Imperial Docks

Requires

Ore Refinery

Hotkey

F (Ore Refinery) / F1 (Mecha Bay / Imperial Docks)

Function
Abilities

Cargo Bay / Security Systems

The ore is in good hands.
- Imperial Ore Collector
RA3 Imperial Ore Collector Icons

The Imperial ore collector is the Empire of the Rising Sun's counterpart of Soviet Ore Collector and the Allied Prospector in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and its expansion.

Overview

Imperial Ore Collector is the Empire's ore collector, designed to gather resources from the battlefield. They are equipped with a cargo bay to collect precious ores from Ore Nodes to bring them back to their respective Ore refinery. Unlike its Soviet and Allied counterparts, it is armed with a kinetic-burst gun turret to ward off any raiders that may come and attack them. Like their Soviet and Allied counterparts, they are amphibious and can collect ore from off-shore Ore nodes.

Its drivers seem to take their role in resource gathering very seriously, and if ordered to go anywhere besides a refinery or mine, they become impatient. They are loyal and unbribable.

The Imperial Ore Collector was designed with a similar base design to the Tsunami tank. This was done to simplify the production amenities on Mecha Bay and to provide easier logistic and maintenance (especially spare parts). Another reason is to share amphibious capability of heavy vehicle design (Sudden transport is basically a hover design). Imperial collector can be produced by the Imperial standard vehicle and vessel production facility and Imperial refinery alone.

Abilities

RA3 Collect Ore Icons
Collect Ore The Ore Collector uses its large carrying capacity to collect Ore to fund the Empire.
RA3 Security System Icons
Security System The Empire's Ore Collector flips over its ore cargo bay to reveal a small kinetic cannon effective against infantry. Doing so however, results in the Ore Collector dumping its supply of ore.

Assessment

Pros

  • Can switch to kinetic machine gun in order to defend itself from enemy infantry and terror drones
  • Can crush infantry
  • The only armed ore collector in the war

Cons

  • Kinetic cannons are weak against heavy armor and aircraft
  • Can't gather ore while in weapons mode.
  • All cargo will be lost after switching to security mode
  • Pricier than Allied Prospector

Tactics

Ore Collectors are mainly suited to collect ore, but if the situation requires them to fight, they can flip their cargo bay over to reveal their gun-turrets. Its weapon is effective against infantry and light vehicles. They can also crush enemy infantry in their treads as a last resort. Since they have light armor, they must be protected while they handle the ore collection.

Weaknesses

They are light vehicles, therefore, they can fall prey to Anti-Armor and Artillery units. Their gun-turrets may be effective against infantry but they cannot fend off heavy armor and aircraft. If it uses its special ability, it loses the Ore it is carrying. It should also be added while that the Ore collector is already slow, it becomes slower than the MCV if it receives any significant damage .

Quotes

Created

  • I'll collect the goods!
  • I'll handle the ore collection!

Select

  • The ore is in good hands!
  • Collection in progress!
  • Yes?
  • Operations underway!
  • It's all safe!
  • Let's keep things moving!

Moving

  • Is this the new run?
  • This isn't under schedule!
  • Where are we going?
  • Time is money!
  • We must be efficient!

Return to Refinery

  • Store it away!
  • Take it back, hurry!
  • Hide it!

Harvest

  • Keep it coming!
  • Carry on!
  • Pick up another load!

Attacking

  • Make this quick!
  • Use the guns!
  • Shoot every one of them!
  • There's one!
  • More thieves!

Move to Attack

  • Go after them!
  • They're here for the shipment!
  • Chase them away!
  • Ready the gun!
  • Scare them off!

In combat

  • Don't let 'em take what is ours!
  • Who sent you?
  • The ore belongs to us!
  • Keep firing at them!
  • They won't go away!

Retreating

  • Yes, we must return!
  • Deposit whatever we have!
  • We must save it!
  • Store it away before it's too late!
  • We seek refuge!

Under fire

  • We've been ambushed!
  • They're attacking the shipment!
  • They've struck!
  • Don't let them take it!

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