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Scud Launcher
Generals Scud Launcher
Scud lauchers: basic, upgraded once, upgraded twice
Unit
Affiliation

Gla GLA (except Kassad)

Role

Artillery

Armament

SCUD missiles

Properties
Hit points

180

Armour type

Truck Armor

Production
Cost

$1200

Build time

0:20

Produced by

Arms Dealer

Requires

Palace
General's Promotion

Hotkey

L

Combat
Ground attack
  • 300 (375 with AP Rocket) (Explosion) (Explosive Warhead)
  • 200 (Explosion) (Anthrax Warhead)
  • 400 (500 with AP Rocket) (with salvaged 2) (Explosion) (Explosive Warhead)
  • 250 (with salvaged 2) (Explosion) (Anthrax Warhead)
Speed

20 (15 if badly damaged)

Attack range


350 (minimum 200)
450 (minimum 200) (with salvage upgrades)

Sight range

180-300

Function
Upgrades
Gen1 Anthrax Beta Icons
Anthrax Beta
ZH Anthrax Gamma Icons
Anthrax Gamma (Thrax only)
Gen1 Junk Repair Icons
Junk Repair
Abilities

Salvage parts

Shall I push the button?
- SCUD Launcher leaving the Arms Dealer
Gen1 Scud Launcher Icons

The MAZ-543 Scud Transporter Erector Launcher is an old Soviet ballistic missile launching vehicle acquired by the GLA by the time of the War against the GLA. It is the GLA's most advanced long-range weapon.

Abilities

Gen1 High Explosive Warhead Icons High Explosive Warhead Deals more damage and over a larger area. Unavailable to Dr. Thrax.
Gen1 Anthrax Warhead Icons Anthrax Warhead Spreads toxic discharge around the target area. Deals more damage to infantry and vehicles.

Upgrades

Base

SCUD launcher, poised to strike!
- SCUD Launcher
Gen1 Anthrax Beta Icons Anthrax Beta Improves the potency of the toxin warheads. Purchasable from a regular GLA Palace for a cost of $2000.
ZH Anthrax Gamma Icons Anthrax Gamma Improves the the potency of the toxin warheads further. Purchasable Dr. Thrax's Palace for a cost of $2000.
Gen1 Junk Repair Icons Junk Repair Allows the Scud Launcher to self-repair slowly to full health. Purchasable from any Black Market for a cost of $2000.

Salvage

In Zero Hour, the Scud Launcher can be upgraded from the salvaged parts of destroyed enemy vehicles, improving its range and firepower. When fully refitted, it surpasses other artillery, including the nuke cannon.

Variants

Dr. Thrax

  • Scud Launcher only has Anthrax Warhead missiles.
  • Automatically uses Anthrax Beta and can be upgraded furhter.
  • Anthrax Gamma upgrade gives a +25% increase to toxin damage. Can kill most units, and severely damage heavy vehicles. Ineffective against buildings.

Rodall Juhziz

  • Scud Launcher only has High Explosive Warhead missiles.
  • When attacking the Chinese Overlord tank, the Overlord is left with only 25% health.

Game unit

The Scud launcher is a slow, unwieldy, and poorly armoured vehicle. It has extremely high range and its missiles deal significant damage, but its missiles' trajectory can not be altered mid-flight (unlike the Tomahawk launcher). The Scud launcher requires protection from other units at all times. Like all projectiles, the Scud missiles can be countered by point defense lasers and ECM tanks.

Like the Chinese nuke cannon, the Scud launcher can be used as a impromptu base defense, but unlike the nukke cannon, the Scud launcher can engage opposing artillery when fully upgraded, and does not have to reposition itself like its Chinese counterpart does.

Assessment

Pros

  • The most powerful artillery when fully upgraded with salvage, otherwise second only to the nuke cannon
  • High explosive warhead is effective against buildings and vehicles
  • Anthrax warhead is effective against infantry and leaves behind a cloud of toxin
  • Salvage parts improves blast radius and missile range
  • Blast radius can damage moving targets missed by initial attack
  • Can destroy light vehicles in one shot if hit directly
  • Missile is stronger compared to that of the Tomahawk Launcher
  • Deals splash damage

Cons

  • Poorly armoured and very slow
  • Only available via General's Promotion
  • Ineffective against fast moving targets
  • Vulnerable to direct attacks
  • Missiles can be intercepted by point defense lasers, ECM tanks and sufficient base defenses
  • Anthrax warhead has lower damage than high explosive warhead.
  • Missiles do not home in on targets.
  • Causes friendly fire

Quotes

Shall I push the button?
- When emerging from the Arms Dealer
SCUD launcher, poised to strike!
- When selected
Look at my beautiful weapon!
- When selected
We'll send them running
- When selected
Their tragedy will come
- When selected
Something for the masses!
- When selected
Hehehehehehehehehehe!
- When selected
Moving carefully...
- When moving
Just close enough.
- When moving
Getting in range.
- When moving
Positioning for launch cycle.
- When moving
Without delay.
- When moving
Release... the SCUD.
- When ordered to attack
Sweet ascension of doom.
- When ordered to attack
How glorious.
- When ordered to attack
I've been waiting for this!
- When ordered to attack
Up, up, UP!
- When ordered to attack
Devastation on its way.
- When ordered to attack
To the heavens!
- When ordered to attack
Load the SCUD!
- When ordered to attack
They are too close, ram them!
- When ordered to run over
They are against us.
- When ordered to run over
Don't let them hurt the SCUD!
- When ordered to run over
Anthrax warhead in place.
- When ordered to use Anthrax Warhead
Anthrax missile ready.
- When ordered to use Anthrax Warhead
High-explosive warhead in place.
- When ordered to use High Explosive Warhead
High-explosive missile ready.
- When ordered to use High Explosive Warhead

Gallery

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