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They won't see us comin'!
- A confident Rocketeer
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The Rocketeer is an Allied aerial infantry used for both anti-ground and anti-air assault.

Description

For many centuries, man has wanted to fly. Though the invention of aircraft alleviated this desire to some degree, the concept of soldiers being able to fly around the battlefield almost indefinitely was a dream for the Allies that was finally realized through a joint project by Allied scientists.

Rocketeers are brave individuals who hover far above the battlefield, engaging ground and air targets with relative impunity. Though their high speed and maneuverability makes them excellent scouts, they are very vulnerable to anti-air emplacements, and should be kept well away from them.

Overview

Possibly the most versatile airborne infantry unit besides the hero Norio and the Chinese Gyrocopter, Allied Rocketeers are useful infantry to have when an Allied player cannot engage targets due to distance, terrain or other factors. In small groups, they are dangerous to infantry forces, while larger Rocketeer clusters can pose a threat to even armored columns. If used carefully, Rocketeers can quickly make short work of advancing enemy lines before racing back to base - without even taking damage.

In spite of their speed and versatility, they will easily fall if exposed to anti-air fire. Their short range also puts them at risk of being drawn into the range of anti-aircraft weapons when pursuing targets.

Appearances

  • Rocketeers make their first appearance in Eagle Fly Free. After the player recaptures the Air Force Academy Chapel, several Rocketeers will reach the Allied base, and more can be trained by Allied Barracks.

Assessment

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  • Versatile unit which can engage both air and ground targets.
  • Decent against infantry and air units.
  • Fast and mobile.
  • Effective at harassing enemy units.
  • Great scouting unit as it can travel across any terrain.
  • Inexpensive and can be trained in numbers.

  • Fragile.
  • Vulnerable to any anti-aircraft weapons.
  • Ineffective against heavily armored vehicles and defensive structures.

Quotes

The Rocketeer uses the voiceset of the same unit in Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

When selected

  • Rockets in the sky.
  • All fired up!
  • Check out the view!
  • I can go anywhere!
  • Got a clear view sir.
  • Ready to soar!
  • Fuel tanks are filled.

When ordered to move

  • Pushin' away!
  • Igniting boosters!
  • Got a steady flow.
  • I'll take the high road.
  • Riding high!
  • Up and over.
  • Lifting off.

When ordered to attack

  • He's no place to hide!
  • They won't see us comin'!
  • I got 'em!
  • I can see em!
  • Clear out the place!

When under fire

  • I'm losing compression!
  • I'm hit!
  • There's too much flak!

See also