|For Renegade version of the vehicle, see SSM launcher (Renegade).|
Two "Honest John" napalm warhead missiles
Using the successful MLRS frame, replacing the rocket pods with two large Honest John missiles, the SSM launcher is a rocket artillery vehicle supporting the M110 artillery that can deal massive damage to infantry and structures
The technology that goes into the "Honest John" missiles is quite advanced - the missiles require sophisticated guidance and electronics, so Nod only delivers them to bases guarded by an Obelisk of Light.
The most important quality of these launchers is their extreme range. Their missiles have significantly more range than both the Obelisk of Light and an Advanced Guard Tower, and could thus be used to slowly wear down an enemy's defenses.
The SSM Launcher is probably the most elusive "regular" unit in the history of C&C. It only appears in multiplayer (for both sides in the original version of the game, but only for Nod later on), and as the original C&C did not have a skirmish mode, most single-players never saw it. Even on The Covert Operations, there are no missions where you start with or can build a SSM Launcher, though the Nod computer player does regularly build and use them. The only single player mission where it can be built is the fourth dinosaur campaign mission, if the player selected Nod as side.