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Sentry Drone
Generals Sentry Drone
Sentry Drone: basic, upgrade with Sentry Drone Gun
Unit
Affiliation
Role

Reconnaissance drone

Armament

Machine gun (upgrade)

Protection

Low

Properties
Hit points

300

Armour type

Humvee Armor

Production
Cost
  • $800
  • $1000 (General Alexander)
Build time

0:10

Produced by
Hotkey

S0

Combat
Ground attack

8 (Comanche Vulcan)

Cooldown

200

Speed

60 (50 if badly damaged)

Attack range

150

Sight range

200-350

Function
Upgrades
ZH Sentry Drone Gun Icons
Sentry drone gun
DroneArmorIcon
Drone armor
Abilities
  • Stealth
  • Detect stealth
Notes
  • Strong vs infantry, vehicles.
  • Weak vs tanks, aircraft.
ZH Sentry Drone Icons

Sentry drones are American remote-controlled drones with scanning equipment, deployed during the War against the GLA.

Background

Sentry Drones are very fast. When not moving, they enter stealth mode. The are also able to detect other stealth units. When upgraded Sentry Drones gain access to a 20mm autocannon. Rumor has it that the Chinese General Leang also had the ability to construct sentry drones.

Upgrades

ZH Sentry Drone Gun Icons Sentry Drone Gun Upgrades all Sentry Drones with 20mm machine guns. Purchasable at any USA War Factory in Zero Hour for $800
DroneArmorIcon Drone Armor Boosts up Sentry Drones' armor by 25%. Purchasable at any Strategy Center for $500

Game unit

Individual Sentry Drones are vulnerable to most other vehicles, and in particular enemy armour, which their machine guns are next to useless against. They take up one unit space on Chinooks allowing them to be deployed in several per transport. They are most effective at guarding supply piles and destroying unarmed dozers, supply trucks, and GLA workers.

It suffers from a delayed response to commands, making Humvees more practical to use as scouts. Sentry Drones are unarmed by default and quite costly; being limited machines, they can not gain battlefield experience and veterancy. They are, however, indeed quite useful as sentries. Positioned around a base they can detect any stealthy infantry units attempting infiltration, and then gun them down. Jarmen Kell and Hijackers, in particular, are easy prey for the drones as they have no defense against them.

Assessment

Pros

  • Available early in the game
  • Cannot be hijacked or depiloted
  • Stealthed when stationary
  • Stealth detection
  • Fast moving
  • Can be upgraded with Sentry Drone Gun to give it an anti-infantry attack
  • Can be upgraded with Drone Armor to improve durability

Cons

  • Cannot gain veterancy
  • Weak armor
  • Has a delayed response to commands
  • Cannot attack without Sentry Drone Gun upgrade
  • Cannot crush infantry

Trivia

  • The sentry drone appears to be a larger version of the TALON robot presently used by the US military, the larger size appears to be needed to accommodate the 20mm auto cannon, that it can be upgraded to.
  • Sometimes the sentry drone doesn't respond to commands, but some mods can fix this problem.

See also

Internal

External

Generals USA icon United States of America First GLA War Arsenal Generals USA icon

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