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The most menacing of all Russian infantry, the Shock Trooper can deal with any situation. They are characterized by their gas masks and heavy equipment, and will be fielded by General Aleksandr in 2.0.


The Shock Troopers are General Aleksandr's elite heavy troopers. These men undergo extreme training and suspected brainwashing in Siberia. In the process, they lose all respect for human life. They become war machines, living only to defend the motherland. They display fanatical devotion toward their general and carry out even the most dangerous or merciless order without hesitation. They would adopt any means necessary to ensure victory and as a unit they have several charges of war crimes against them.


Shock Troopers conducting amphibious landing during the Battle of Ramsgate

They bear with them harsh training experience, and Russia's heaviest and most advanced equipment, including advanced body armor, enough to stop a tank from crushing them. This also includes their iconic heavy weapon, Valerya Aleeksev's 30mm Rocket Rifle, capable of unleashing a barrage of firepower upon their unfortunate foes. Their alternate weapon is a smaller version of the Tesla Coil, able to electrocute infantry, and disable any tanks that get in their way. During the failed Russian assault at the Battle of Ramsgate, the Shock Troopers carried out the assault by leading the charge, carelessly destroying military and civilian infrastructure alike.


Ability Description
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Rocket Rifle
Use the rocket rifle effective against all ground targets.
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Tesla Gun
Use the Tesla gun that can quickly kill infantry and disable vehicles.

Requires Advanced Weapons Technology.

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Grizon Airdrop
Call in a Mi-26 Halo helicopter to airdrop a Grizon on the Shock Trooper. 90 seconds cooldown (shared across all units who can use the ability).

Requires Airborne Assault.


The Shock Trooper is Russia's answer to ground mobilization. They are one of the strongest infantry units in the game, able to match heavy vehicles do to their uncrushable nature and their 30mm Rocket Rifle which shreds vehicles. Infantry is no issue to them due to their Tesla Coil which annihilates any infantry who dare to get too close. In addition, the Advanced Armor allows them to survive a shot from a hand-held sniper rifles. Their Tesla Coil also is able to shut down vehicles and buildings alike. Similar to USA infantry with Chemical Suits, Shock Troopers are able to resist toxins, flames and radiation like the Golem; both being part of Aleksandr's Shock Division.


Shock Troopers are great infantry to combine with your tank divisions because they are able to counter any anti-vehicle threats as well as do significant damage to buildings. They eliminate anti-tank infantry and significantly boost firepower against vehicles like the Jagdmammut Tank Destroyer.

A useful strategy is also placing multiple Shock Troopers in a Hunchback/Hind and deploying them behind the enemy base, with using heavier vehicles like Golems and Sentinels as a diversion. Not only is the Shock Trooper capable of holding his own under enemy fire as well as returning the favor, but the Helicopter is also able to provide cover fire as well. Hinds, for example are also able to use their anti-air missiles against aircraft to a minor extent.


Like most infantry, Shock Troopers have no way to retaliate against air units thus leaving them exposed to any air attack escpically from any aircraft with any cannons such as Comanches and Han Gunships, however this can be negated by bring Tunguskas or Igla Troopers with them. Another method to counter this unit is to utiliise artillery with a high AoE due to their long range abilities, thus being able to out-range the shock troopers with ease.


  • Very powerful armor
  • Can survive Pathfinder's first shot
  • Resistant to biological hazards
  • Can auto-heal (when upgraded)
  • Rocket rifle does heavy damage to both vehicles and infantry
  • Tesla coil can instantly kill infantry
  • Tesla coil can disable vehicles
  • Cannot be crushed by vehicles
  • Cannot be forced to surrender; they will commit suicide when disabled

  • Cannot attack aircraft
  • Does not have Camaraderie ability
  • Tesla coil requires a General Point to be unlocked
  • Not resistant to Neutron radiation


The Shock Trooper is voiced by George "Seòras" Exley.

Prior to 1.85 the Shock Trooper uses some of the Tesla Trooper's voiceset in Red Alert 3.

See: Russian unit quotes#Shock Trooper


See also