Anti-Infantry Base Defence
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The Sentry Gun is Soviet Union's basic base defense structure. It is basically three heavy machine guns on a 360-degree turning mount, surrounded by brick and mortar and manned by a single Conscript. The machine guns appear to fire armor piercing bullets, as it is very deadly against both infantry and light vehicles, and can even be a threat to tanks in large numbers.
These structures offer a somewhat cost effective resistance against lone commando assaults (Natasha's laser sight has less range than its machine guns), but are out-ranged by artillery units and defenceless against aircraft.
- Interestingly, the conscript inside is immune to weapons that would normally kill a conscript out in the open, including anti-garrison weapons, and will only be killed if the sentry gun itself is destroyed.
- If you carefully observe the conscript sitting behind the machine gun and the structure is not selected, the conscript will snuggle down and will begin to drink an unknown drink, possibly vodka, or even his Molotov cocktail.
- The Conscript of the sentry gun will sometimes suddenly disappear when the structure is destroyed.
- It is possible that the machine gun is electric powered, as it stops functioning when the power is low.