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Juggernaut Mk. III
CNCTW Juggernaut
Unit
Affiliation

GDI icon test GDI

Role

Mobile artillery support

Armament

200mm cannons

Protection

Medium

Tier

3

Properties
Hit points

5000

Armour type

Light (100% Cannon, 75% Rocket, 25% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)

Production
Cost

$2200

Build time

0:22

Produced by

GDI War Factory
Reclamator hub

Requires

GDI Tech Center

Hotkey

F8

Combat
Ground attack

1000 (Cannon)

Cooldown

3 seconds

Speed

40

Attack range

100 min/600 max

Function
Abilities

CNCTW Bombardment Cameo Bombardment

Notes

Leaves husk when destroyed

I'm the Juggernaut!!
- Juggernaut
CNCTW Juggernaut Cameo

The Juggernaut Mk. III is GDI's long range artillery vehicle appearing in Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath.

History

Mechanical walkers were not commonplace in GDI's military ranks until the Firestorm Crisis that followed the Second Tiberium War, after which they were regularly integrated. The Juggernaut is one such vehicle.

Conception

In the wake of the First Tiberium War, the GDI Board of Directors recognized the need for a larger, more powerful type of assault vehicle. Nod's growth in the Yellow Zones had multiplied exponentially and the subsequent threat it posed to the Blue Zone' security had made the GDI leaders nervous. As a result, the Board ordered the Corps of Engineers to design a vehicle which could provide artillery support well beyond the enemy's ability to retaliate. The results were four different proposals, one of which came to be known as the Juggernaut.

The Board were so impressed by the design that they ordered a prototype, and in December, 2023, the first vehicle rolled - or rather, walked - off the assembly line. It stood 75 feet tall, had a 43-foot spread, and a top speed of 35 miles per hour. Future performance tests revealed that it could hit targets, with a certain degree of inaccuracy, from 15 miles away, and cover ground rather quickly.

Deployment

The successor to the Steel Talons' Behemoth, it was first seen in deployment during the GDI's siege on Temple Prime after GDI first managed to breach the Temple's first line of defenses. The Juggernauts were useful in taking down the long range Obelisks of Light and bombard Nod's production facilities. The walking artillery were also used to great effectiveness during multiple occasions, such as when the Scrin invaded and GDI's recapture of Cologne.

The Juggernauts were also widely used in the Italian campaign to take down the Scrin towers. During GDI's attempted assault on Threshold 19, four Juggernauts were modified to allow greater field visibility and a longer sight range. Unfortunately they were destroyed by a Nod commando and was re-operated by Nod saboteurs, giving the Nod commander firepower and sight range to besiege GDI's bases.

Legacy

By the time of the Ascension Conflict, the Juggernaut Mk. III was replaced by the Mk. IV.

Abilities

CNCTW Bombardment Cameo
Bombardment Allows Juggernauts to fire at a designated location on the map that is within the line of sight of a stationary Sniper Team. This ability has a 20 second cooldown. Each bombardment shell does 1000 (Grenade) damage. Unlike standard Juggernaut shell firings, Bombardment fires one shell every 5 seconds.

Quotes

Created

  • Looking for the big guns?
  • Juggernaut, standing by!

Select

  • What's the status?
  • On standby.
  • Juggernaut!
  • Coordinates?
  • What's the holdup?
  • Mobile artillery!
  • I'm the Juggernaut!

Moving

  • Moving!
  • Confirmed!
  • Locomotors working!
  • Walkers in motion!
  • Approaching area!
  • Let's get her movin'!
  • Entering new position!

Attacking

  • Flatten the place!
  • Destroy it all!
  • Clear the area!
  • Fire at will!
  • Clean 'em up!
  • That won't take long!
  • Let's rock 'em!
  • Bury 'em!
  • Brace for fire!
  • Bury these fools!

Bombardment

  • Bombardment!
  • Coordinates check.
  • Fire in the sky!
  • Send the barrage!

Move to Attack

  • We see 'em!
  • There's our target!
  • Closing in!
  • Moving to attack range!

In combat

  • Load up another one!
  • Keep 'em checked!
  • Hold 'em down!
  • Lay waste!
  • Oh, snap!
  • Pwned!!!

Retreating

  • Headin' to base!
  • Turn her around!

Assessment

Pros

  • Extreme bombardment range keeps it well away from combat zones; longest range of any available GDI unit
  • Very destructive against structures; a huge threat to any opponent ground units
  • Can crush most tier 1 and tier 2 units, also the only artillery in game capable of doing so
  • Good at destroying slow units; a horrible threat to epic units
  • Excellent for suppressing and harassing enemy forces; can bombard areas spotted by Sniper Teams
  • Slightly more cost-effective than other Tier 3 units in Kane's Wrath
  • Surprisingly resilient artillery unit, lot more HP than its Nod counterparts
  • Excessively strong when massed, just a couple of them can take out an epic unit
  • Attacking allows to suppress most infantry decently from afar

Cons

  • Though quite sturdy, its armor is still relatively weak than heavy tank/walker units; does not stand up well against anti-armor vehicles or superior armor
  • Primary weapon has limitation of minimum range; cannot fire if target is too close
  • Slow rate of fire and slow reaction speed; rather inaccurate
  • Not available to ZOCOM except through capture of other GDI production factories
  • Vulnerable to certain infantry units (especially Commandos which can kill it with one shot and Fanatics)
  • Prone to cause friendly fire if used in the rear lines of an assault
  • Vulnerable to attacks from the air. Hammerheads, Venoms, and Stormriders can take them out with ease
  • Fast moving units like Attack bikes and Stealth Tanks can evade its fire and kill it when micromanaged

Trivia

  • Humorously, If idling the Juggernaut along with its Behemoth counterpart pecks its cannons on the ground like a chicken. Though this could break the cannons especially if it's pecked on hard terrain.
  • When idle, it will sometimes scratch the cockpit with one of its legs similar to cats that scratch their chin, however it does not seem to cause any harm to the pilot. This animation is rarely seen.
  • In the mission of Kane's Tower at the final Mission of Nod at Tiberium Wars, the Juggernaut range is upgraded with the range up to half of map however its accuracy is reduced by 25% and fire rate reduced by around 75%.
  • The quote, "I'm the Juggernaut!" is a reference to the Juggernaut's line from the 2006 film, X-Men: The Last Stand. Which is in turn a reference to the parody video The Juggernaut Bitch!! by My Way Entertainment.

Gallery

References


GDI icon test Global Defense Initiative Third Tiberium War Arsenal GDI icon test
CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render Mechanized walkers CNCTW Juggernaut HQ Render

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