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Igla Trooper
Igla 1
Unit
Affiliation

Russia

Role

Anti-air

Armament
  • SA-24 missile launcher (air attack)
  • PP-2000 machine pistol (ground attack)
Tier

0

Properties
Hit points

100

Armor type

HumanArmor

Sight radius

300

Speed (land)

20 (10 when injured)

Production
Cost

$150

Build time

0:05

Produced by

Russian Barracks

Requires

None

Hotkey

I

Combat
Ground attack

3 GATTLING

Air attack

35 EXPLOSION

Cooldown
  • 1500 pre-attack delay (lock-on mode), 1500 between shots (air attack)
  • 500 pre-attack delay, 165 between shots, 1500 to reload after 8 shots (ground attack)
Attack range
  • 275, radius 5 (air attack)
  • 140 (ground attack)
Function
Upgrades
Abilities
  • Camaraderie
  • Heatseeking Missiles
  • Lock-on Missiles (upgrade)
Elite ability

Self-healing

Igla trooper icon
The Igla Trooper is Russia's basic anti-aircraft infantry. They can also defend themselves from enemy infantry with their sub-machine guns.

Lore

The Russian response to the lack of a early anti air weapons platform. Generals are urged to use these troopers as a counter to air units as RPG Conscripts are not equipped or trained properly to do so. As the Igla is designed as an anti air weapon, Igla troopers also carry PP2000 sub-machine guns to defend against ground targets.

Abilities

Ability Description
Igla trooper heatseeking missiles icon
Heatseeking Missiles
The Igla Trooper fires his missiles in heat signature tracking mode, which can be fired without delay but can be defeated by countermeasures.
Igla trooper lockon missiles icon
Lock-on Missiles
The Igla Trooper fires his missiles in radar lock on mode, which cannot be defeated by countermeasures but needs several seconds to lock on before fired.
Requires Advanced Infantry Munitions.

Overview

The Igla is an essential unit part of an attacking infantry division for Russia, since there is no other infantry unit that could defend the men of the Motherland against enemy aircraft, save from famed Boris, and sometimes that is even situational. Against infantry, they could defend themselves quite easily with their submachine guns, but they need dedicated anti-tank units if they are to be protected from enemy armor; that is where the RPG Conscript comes into play. When upgraded with Advanced Infantry Munitions they gain an additional firing mode which allows them to fire a special missile which ignores all countermeasures employed by an aircraft. However in this lock-on mode the Igla Trooper requires a few seconds of aiming before being able to fire, meaning that the standard firing mode is better suited against more immediate threats.

Quotes

See: Russian unit quotes#Igla Trooper

Gallery

See also

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