15 × 2 (machine guns) 75-30 (missile)
Machine guns: 150% vs. Basic/Animal 125% vs. Flak 50% vs. Riot Troopers and Libra 25% vs. Light 15% vs. Medium/Harvester and Heavy 10% vs. all structure armor types Missiles: 50% vs. all infantry and vehicle armor types, and ((Very) Big) Defensive Structure 40% vs. (Big) Light Structure and (Big) Heavy Structure
2 frames (0.13 in-game seconds) (machine guns) 10 frames (0.67 in-game seconds) (missile)
6.5, radius 0.3 (machine guns) 7.5, radius 0.5 (missile)
+40% firepower +25% speed Self-repair
The machine gun has 24 ammunition Each ammunition takes 10 frames (0.67 in-game seconds) (20 frames (1.33 in-game seconds) when empty) to reload Can fire while moving Can crush infantry. Takes 3 slots in transports
“ I do not have patience for this! ” —Hydra Cannon
Hydra Cannon is a Russian special unit delivered through Tank Drop, along with Tank Killer.
Hydra Cannon focuses on suppressing infantry groups, its machine guns can effectively kill infantry near the deploy zone and the rockets can take simple damage on multiple targets. The downside is that this unit is only suitable for assault and harassment, cannot be used for frontal attacks. To ensure the speed, it only equipped light armor.
“ Our Tank Killers and Hydra Cannons make for an excellent anti-unit support. You can deploy more of these units with a Tank Drop once a Palace is built. ” —Soviet intel during Operation: Juggernaut
Hydra Cannon first appears in Panzer Ace among the enemy tank divisions.
Hydra Cannon is first usable by the player in Juggernaut.
Effective against infantry.
Can crush infantry.
Can fire on the move.
Ineffective effective against tanks and structures.
Vulnerable to anti-armor weapons.
Vulnerable against aerial threats.
Despite being able to fire on the move, it can only target enemies that are directly in front of it.
Only available to Russia and limited through the Tank Drop support power.
The Hydra Cannon, along with its previous iterations, is based on the concept art of the
Anti-personnel tank, a vehicle cut from . Red Alert 2 The Hydra Cannon’s missile launcher uses the firing sound of Scorpion Rocket from Generals.