Speaker Towers (also occasionally referred to as 'Propaganda Towers' or 'Prop Towers') function as China's cheap but stationary source of propaganda. Speaker Towers broadcast inspirational messages to all units around it, keeping them in good fighting shape and making them attack with redoubled vigor. It can also be upgraded to function as stationary ECM jammers and as a stealthed unit detector.
Courtesy of the Ministry of State Security, Speaker Towers can now be upgraded with ECM jammers. This allows the fragile towers to deflect incoming missiles in their immediate surroundings, providing upright citizens with a shield of protection against cowardly attacks in addition to broadcasting uplifting messages for the happiness of all.
These towers were most notably used by the Chinese forces in their various campaigns, were they would often install Speaker Towers in civilian areas in order to influence the population and counteract any attempts by the GLA to spread messages of their own. One such Speaker Tower, installed in a small village in Kazakhstan that was close to a known GLA hideout, had the rather unfortunate (and ironic) effect of inspiring nearby GLA forces to launch a ferocious attack on a Chinese base and a hydroelectric dam (that happened to be upstream of further Chinese outposts).
Speaker Towers could be constructed by Chinese generals to spout propaganda and improve the morale of their legions. Vehicle crews within range of a Speaker Tower would be sufficiently inspired to begin repairing their vehicles if damaged, while infantry would even attempt to heal themselves. In addition Speaker Towers encouraged units to fire a little faster.
While they could be constructed as stationary structures by Construction Dozer in Chinese bases, Speaker Towers were also available as upgrades for the Overlord tank and Propaganda Airship allowing the power of persuasion to be used on the move.
Furthermore the speaker tower can be upgraded with ECM Jamming and stealth detector equipment allowing the Chinese forces' defenses to be able to disrupt any enemy rockets firing on the base defenses and detecting any enemy stealth units near the base perimeter.
|Infantry||Black Lotus • Disruptor Team • Hacker • Minigun Team • Nukeneer • Pyro Technician • Red Guard • Tank Hunter • Volunteer Squad|
|Vehicles||Battlemaster • Dragon Tank • Dozer • ECM Tank • Gattling Tank • Hopper Tank • Inferno Cannon • Internet Truck • Listening Outpost • Nuke Cannon • Overlord • Shenlong • Supply Truck • Twin Fang • Troop Crawler|
|Aircraft||Interceptor MiG • Han Gunship • Hellfire MiG • Helix • Propaganda Airship|
|Structures||Airfield • Barracks • Breeder Reactor • Command Center • Internet Center • Nuclear Missile • Nuclear Reactor • Propaganda Center • Supply Depot • War Factory|
|Defenses||Bunker • Gattling Cannon • Speaker Tower|
|Support||Shaanxi Y-8 • Spy Plane • Xian H-6 • Xian Y-7 • Xian H-8|