|Mobile Construction Vehicle|
Respective Construction yard
|For the disambiguation page, see Mobile construction vehicle|
|Unpack||Transforms to a Construction Yard, which can create other military structures.|
War of the Three PowersEdit
The timeline manipulation by Anatoly Cherdenko has also altered the designs, functions and abilities of the MCV. The new MCVs were much more advanced then their timeline-erased predecessors in that they were heavily computerized and had amphibious capability. They can be deployed into a Construction Yard even in water. With the exception of the Imperial Construction Yard, they can also deploy buildings in an area highlighted by a Command Relay, an Outpost or within range of any friendly buildings. All Construction Yards can repack into an MCV, should their position come under heavy enemy fire. Not all buildings can be built in the water though, as some, like the Barracks, Boot Camp or the Armor Facility might deploy nonamphibious ground units.
|“|| Construction vehicle at your service.|
- Allied MCV driver, serving the free world loyally
Support for the adoption of the MCV Battle Command and Supply System followed favorable theoretical analysis.
By the War of the Three Powers, the front-line Allied MCV was an advanced design by Strauss-Fuhrmann Autowerks of Germany. Essentially it is a mobile prefabrications factory which constructs prefab structures and deploys them in the available area after the assembly is finished. The Allied prefab structure can be deployed immediately. The Allies' construction process is longer compared to the Soviets', but exposes less danger to the prefab in progress (as it deployed immediately). The MCV is equipped with encrypted communications devices, and the commander can choose to unlock the encryption for further access into the Allied arsenal, enabling such advanced units as the Aircraft carrier, Mirage tank and the Harbinger Gunship. The Allied method for offshore structures involves establishing an underwater pontoon anchored onto the seabed to establish a "ground" for construction. The provision is added with no visible cost, presumably with the same cost as ground pavement. In a sense, the construction process follows that of the previous Red Alert & Tiberium universe games.
|“|| This is my show!|
- Soviet MCV driver, bringing the 'circus' in town
The Soviet MCV of the WotTP was designed by Arkhangelsk Tank Plant. It first caught international attention while providing relief to earthquake victims in Smedznegorsk, Ukraine. Soviet MCVs went on to provide relief in disaster-hit areas and spur economic development in poorer settlements. The opening Soviet offensives of the war originated from forward bases and munitions constructed worldwide by MCVs diverted to military purposes.
The Soviet MCV is, in theory, a mobile factory specialized in building parts for structure construction. The parts and materials are produced in the deployed Construction Yard and transported into designated area. The building is constructed immediately in the area, but requires some time for materials from Construction Yard to reach the site. The Soviet's way to construct a building in the water is to establish a semi submersible base to house the constructed structure. The construction process is a reminiscence of the one from the Command & Conquer Generals.
|“|| This location is approved.|
- Imperial MCV driver, expanding the Empire's borders
The existence of the Imperial MCV was unknown to the Allies and the Soviets until it was fielded during the Battle of Green Island. The Allies correctly suspected Imperial espionage played a role in the design, and investigations led to the imprisonment of Bart Truxton. Soviet investigation led to the arrest, and later death, of Maxim Novikov. The two men were later exonerated after the Allies broke the 'Wistful Blossom' encryption and discovered the ingenuity of Imperial intelligence.
The Imperial MCV used in the WotTP was reportedly constructed by the Gomusubi Heavy Industries. The Imperial MCV favors Nanocores, nanorobotic machines that unfurl into Instant Dojos, Mecha Bays, Wave-Force towers and the Psionic Decimator, instead of the traditional building methods. The Nanocore when completed, would be ordered to be deployed in an area and unfurl themselves. It is speculated that the MCV is a Mobile Nanite Factory, producing nanites (nanometre-sized robots) and nanomaterials both packed into the Nanocore for initial deployment, and sent to the building site either to assist the construction or to repair any damages. This effectively labels the Nanocores as beacons for the nanites. The Imperial army uses submersible platforms for offshore buildings. The Japanese construction method is somewhat cumbersome and arduous, but it enables multiple construction and deployments at once and in larger areas. This is a new construction process that was never before seen in any of the Command & Conquer franchises.
And because the Japanese use Nanocores, setting up defenses in front of the MCV can render japanese enemies hopeless, Unless the MCV packs up and runs away.