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- Stallion Transport
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The Stallion Transport is the Allies' airborne infantry transport.

Description

When the Bolsheviks took control of Russia after the October Revolution, they began to persecute religious followers as a part of the Communist manifesto, which had as ideological objective the removal of all religion. This resulted in thousands of people fleeing Russia to the United States. One of them was Igor Sikorsky, who later set up the well known Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The Stallion Transport is one of Sikorsky's finest transport helicopters and a standard in all Allied armies. Its large passenger capacity, coupled with radar invisibility, allows it to easily insert infantry battalions behind enemy lines. Just be wary of anti-aircraft fire, as the helicopter can't take too much.

Overview

The Stallion Transport is the Allies' primary method of infantry transportation. Unlike the Borillo/Armadillo and Driller, they can fly, allowing them to transport infantry across any terrain quickly. They will land on any terrain except for uneven terrain and body of water. Another benefit that the Stallion Transport has is its invisibility on radar, allowing them to transport units undetected through a gap in the anti-air defenses, then deliver them into the heart of the base.

The most common strategy is deploying either Tanya, squads of Navy SEALs or Engineers to cause a ruckus on the enemy base.

However, they are unarmed and lightly armored so any anti-air will bring it down with ease.

Appearances

  • Stallion Transport is introduced as a buildable unit in Eagle Fly Free.
  • In Happy Birthday, Michael Dugan and his personal bodyguards will evacuate via a Stallion Transport before he assassinated by Morales after the destruction of the Alamo. Once if he enters it, the mission fails.
  • In Huehuecoyotl, Rahn will evacuate via a Stallion Transport guarded by several Archers after his task finished.
  • In Power Hunger, Yunru will leave the map through a Stallion Transport if player spots her.

Assessment

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  • Invisible on radar.
  • Can transport up to six infantry.
  • Flying transport allows loaded infantry to travel across any terrain quickly.
  • Passengers may survive and paradrop when destroyed.

  • Unarmed.
  • Lightly armored.
  • Vulnerable to aerial threats; and when grounded, ground threats.

Quotes

The Stallion Transport uses the voiceset of the NightHawk Transport in Red Alert 2, but without its attack lines as the Stallion is unarmed.

When selected

  • Need a lift?
  • Take 'em up, set 'em down.
  • What's your request?
  • Air transport ready.

When ordered to move

  • Gotcha.
  • Tour underway.
  • Visibility clear.
  • Maneuvers in progress.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Stallion Transport is the successor of Red Alert 2's NightHawk Transport, though the former is unarmed and the latter could only transport five infantry units instead of the Stallion's six.
  • The Stallion Transport's name is a reference to real-life CH-53 Stallion helicopters used by the U.S. military.

See also