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It will be a smoking crater!
- A Demolition Truck driver seconds before a loud bang is heard
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The Demolition Truck is a suicide unit carrying a powerful B.O.O.M. warhead used by Soviet factions except the Latin Confederation, which uses the faster but more fragile Bomb Buggy instead.

Official description

Demolition Trucks are a simple but lethal weapon, utilized by the Soviets since the days of the Second World War. In the aftermath of the war, the Soviets were forced to dismantle their entire nuclear arsenal. Nuclear warfare has been strictly moderated by the Allied Nations ever since.

However, the restrictions the Allied Nations had laid down proved to be futile once the Third World War broke out as the communist war machine began producing nuclear weapons on a large scale. Due to the rather exorbitant price tag that came with building, arming, and maintaining of nuclear missile silos, the Soviet countries decided to reproduce and load the warheads used years before in their M.A.D. Tanks onto large trucks as a cheaper alternative.

With the safety off, the trucks are a staple of ambushes, being able to rush past enemy defenses and detonate their payload where it hurts the most. The warhead isn't too effective against enemy infantry so it's something the trucks should avoid. Commanders are to handle the vehicles with great care, as the trucks themselves are fragile and can easily trigger each other in a cataclysmic reaction.[1]

Overview

The Demolition Truck is a special suicide unit which can be used to take out key enemy structures. It is particularly effective against large, fragile structures such as War Factories and Airbases.

Although the Bomb Buggy has a faster speed than the Demolition Truck, its weak armor often causes multiple attacks to fail. Having the heavier armor, the Demolition Truck is able to destroy the more defensive enemy positions, even though they are slower.

Demolition Truck is not suitable for destroying a large number of enemy units, as it is specifically used to destroy buildings. In addition, using Invulnerability for them to rush to enemy bases is also a common and effective tactic. For this reason, Demolition Trucks are best deployed as an element of surprise.

As with Bomb Buggies, be careful not to keep Demolition Trucks too close to friendly troops or structures (especially other Bomb Buggies or Demolition Trucks, although they have resistance to this explosion).

Appearances

Act One

  • The Demolition Truck is first introduced as a buildable unit in Side Effect.

Assessment

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  • Very effective against structures.
  • Very dangerous when used together with the Iron Curtain, Shadow Ring or Chronosphere.
  • Good against groups of light armor vehicles.

  • Not effective against infantry.
  • Enemy commanders can destroy them from a safe distance.
  • Vulnerable to mind control and air units.
  • Chrono weapons can remove them safely, causing no explosion.
  • Dangerous to keep inside bases.

Trivia

See also

References

  1. Soviet Units page on the official Mental Omega website
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20140715080123/http://mentalomega.com/index.php?page=soviet_units#dtruck