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Ore Collector

Eine Diskussion über Ore Collector im Forum Alarmstufe Rot 3. Teil des Command & Conquer-Bereichs; Unit Spotlight: Ore Collector http://na.llnet.cnc3tv.ea.com/u/f/ea...OreUnitVid.swf Ausbildungsort: Waffenfabrik/werft Basic Facts: "One-touch" reactive armor coat Collapsible aqua-sensitive pontoons Canopy-style cockpit Rugged cargo ...

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    Alarmstufe Rot 3 Sowjet Ore Collector


    Unit Spotlight: Ore Collector





    http://na.llnet.cnc3tv.ea.com/u/f/ea...OreUnitVid.swf

    Ausbildungsort: Waffenfabrik/werft

    Basic Facts:
    • "One-touch" reactive armor coat
    • Collapsible aqua-sensitive pontoons
    • Canopy-style cockpit
    • Rugged cargo bin
    • Accounting abacus



    Hintergrundinformationen:

    Spoiler:
    The Soviet Union's nearly unaccountable military spending required the nation to rapidly fill its coffers with resources that could be directly applied to production. Therefore, fleets of vehicles known simply as ore collectors became a common sight in resource-rich areas. Some say the modern ore collector symbolizes many aspects of Soviet ideology (excluding an obsession with heavy ordnance): After all, each ore collector is dutifully assembled by loyal Soviet men, women, and children from recycled parts taken from other Soviet vehicles expended in battle. In that sense, each ore collector represents the pride and indomitable steadfastness of the Soviet spirit, in spite of being relegated to the rather thankless and monotonous task of transferring volumes of ore between mines and nearby refineries.

    One can barely begin to imagine the hodgepodge of spare parts from other vehicles used to assemble each ore collector: Their cockpits are based on the same bubble canopies used in flak towers and in Kazminov Design Bureau's own KDB-2 Bullfrog transports; their collapsible pontoons are taken from resold Sputnik exploration vehicles; their reactive-armor coats are composed of sheeted alloys smelted from Hammer- and Apocalypse-class main battle tanks; their cargo bins are made from the recycled fuselages of downed MiG fighters, and so on. Each ore collector is machine-crafted with great care, and each collector's designated driver is given a framed, commemorative list of names and addresses of all the loyal soldiers whose vehicle parts were used to create that particular unit. Ironically, in spite of the rather conservative original design principle behind the ore collector, each one turns out to be fairly costly to manufacture, in part because of all the formality and ceremony around the respectful use of recycled vehicle parts.

    Collectors are unarmed to keep costs down and to meet the minimum standard for having civilian drivers--men committed to the Communist cause but, for various reasons, unable to fight on the front lines like their braver or more-self-sacrificing comrades. The Soviet Union created an expensive and elaborate publicity campaign that brought in collector drivers by the thousands from the swelling ranks of Soviet patriots, promising that volunteer drivers would not be incarcerated for thought-crimes against the Soviet leadership for not enlisting in military services. These drivers were assured their personal safety as well, due to the ore collector's ability to deploy full-body reactor armor plating that easily withstood 70mm tank shells during tests. Individuals particularly gifted in mathematics were given the cushiest ore-collection posts, where they could readily apply their skills to tabulating massive sums of the resources they themselves would bring in for the good of their countries. This gave these men some legitimate work to do on the job, in between occasionally having to defend themselves from Allied counteroffensives.

    One outspoken critic of the Soviet Union's military engagements once drafted an infamous 17-page paper entitled "On the Idiocy of Over-Dependence on Ore Collection", in which he lambasted the Union's strategy in using spare vehicle parts to create ore collector vehicles, as opposed to new military vehicles. He resolved to expose the connection between ore refinement and military production, but unfortunately died of natural causes before delivering on this promise. At any rate, ore collectors continue to be a fixture on Soviet front lines.


    Gameplayinformationen:
    • Replace if damaged -- Each Soviet ore refinery is assigned its own ore collector vehicle, which can normally go about its business without direct supervision. Should that vehicle become disabled for any reason, the refinery has enough spare parts to build another. Naturally, Soviet war factories and naval yards can also assemble additional ore collectors if needed.

    • Reactive Armor -- If attacked, ore collector drivers are wise to take advantage of their reactive armor, which envelops the vehicle in a thick metal coat. However, they are discouraged from using this defensive measure because it prevents them from fulfilling their primary responsibility of collecting ore.

    • Steer clear -- While lacking in weapons, ore collectors are not completely defenseless, and could crush a man careless enough to stand in their way. Ore collector drivers have been known to take advantage of this as a last resort, and some have even slain enemy combatants by accident in this fashion, while blindly trying to maneuver with their reactive armor engaged.

    • Amphibious resourcing -- Much like their cousins the Sputnik exploration vehicles, ore collectors may transition to an aquatic mode on contact with water at least one meter deep.

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    eigentlich ganz lustich das ding und sieht einwehnig aus wie ne raupe

    sind eigentlich alle 3 sammler gleich oder gibs da unterschiede

    wenn ja welche

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    hier gehts um den sowjetischen, welcher mit seiner Spezialfähigkeit erheblich mehr Panzerung hat als die anderen (siehe Video)
    Es gibt nichts Gutes,
    außer man tut es.
    Erich Kästner

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    Zitat Zitat von General Raveshaw Beitrag anzeigen
    sind eigentlich alle 3 sammler gleich oder gibs da unterschiede
    wenn ja welche
    Japanische Sammler: Kann als Spezialfähigkeit mit ner kleinen anti inf Kanone bewaffen. Kann aber dann nicht mehr sammeln.

    Alliierter Sammler: Kann als Spezialfähigkeit zu nem Außenposten aufbauen.


    Greez
    Elias


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    sag ich nicht
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    Der sieht ja echt schrecklich aus.

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    Raupi, ich rufe dich!
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    Die Dinger sehen eher aus wie Uboote!

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    Naja, auch diese Forschungs-U-Boote sehen doch ein wenig anders aus.

    Es seidenn du meinst fliegende U-Boote
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