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Soviet Structure & Unit Index

The Soviets are naturally the lowest tech faction in Red Alert 3 relying on updated technology from the past decades. Although these units are technologically pale in comparison to the Allied and Empire units they still cast an ominous shadow on the battlefield.


Structures


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Power Plant
The Soviet Power Plant is slightly smaller than its counterparts, the Empire of the Rising Sun Power Plant and the Allied Power Plant. To balance this out the Soviet Power Plant produces slightly less power than the other power plants...
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Barracks
The Barracks is usually one of the first buildings you construct in any game you play. The reason for this is that the sooner you start to scout your opponent, the better. The Soviet Barracks, like its counterparts, are the same in size and...
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Refinery
The refineries for each faction are basically the same concept. One refinery and ore collector per ore node. Each Refinery has the ability to construct more ore collectors if you lose yours, however an ore collector is very costly and having...
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War Factory
The Soviet War Factory is one of the lowest tech looking structures when compared to their Empire of the Rising Sun and Allied counterparts. It is the only War Factory that does not have the ability to repair units, which leaves...
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Naval Yard
The Soviet Naval Yard is basically the War Factory, except it can be constructed on the water. This is an extremely important structure, especially if there are a lot of water expansions to defend, or if the maps only means of...
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Air Field
The Soviet Air Field is probably the only structure that you can really do without in a game. Although it does produce good units, it is usually more effective to invest your resources elsewhere. The Soviet Air Field and the Allied equivalent...
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Super Reactor
The Soviet Super Reactor is an extremely important structure which allows you to gain access to all the Tech Level 2 Units. The Super Reactor also provides a huge power boost which is extremely important for supporting multiple...
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Battle Lab
The Soviet Battle Lab is much like the Soviet Battle Lab in Red Alert 2. This Structure allows you to produce the Tech Three units and structures in the game, but it also requires massive amounts of power. Like the Soviet Super...
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Crusher Crane
The Soviet Crusher Crane is an extremely important structure that every player should take advantage of. The Soviet faction is the only faction that can acquire additional build queues by constructing the Crusher Crane. Unlike the Allies...
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Defensive Structures


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Wall
The wall is one of the most useful defensive structures in Red Alert 3. They are also the most cost effective defense compared to the other defensive structures. They have a relatively low construction time so you can have an effective...
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Turret
The Turret is a good way to defend your outer expansions from attack, and it can also be an effective way to protect your base from infantry attacks. Although these are a little costly they are a good way to defend your base if you do not...
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Flak Cannon
The Flak Cannon is an effective air deterrent. It's long range gives it the ability to attack planes as they are coming in for an attack, even to the point where your opponent will have difficulty reacting to a Flak Cannon. These are also very...
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Tesla Coil
The Soviet Tesla Coil is one of the most powerful defensive structures you have at your disposal playing as the Soviets. The Tesla Coil is good against small groups of armor, light vehicles, and infantry. It is an extremely effective...
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Iron Curtain
The Soviet Iron Curtain is their tier two super weapon. This weapon provides a group of units with invulnerability for a set period of time. It is not usually economical to use in competitive play but it can be fun to use in less...
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Vacuum Bomb Silo
The Vacuum Bomb Silo is the Soviet tier three super weapon. It is extremely destructive and is very good at killing units that are in a very tight range. The Soviet tier three super weapon is very expensive and will probably never...
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Infantry


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Bear
The Soviet Bear is one of the most important units in your arsenal. It is an excellent unit for scouting and eliminating enemy infantry early on in the game. Using the Bear to scout is one of the best ways to take advantage of their...
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Conscript
The Soviet Conscript is the Soviet's anti-infantry infantry unit. This unit is effective against all types of infantry in the tier one range. This unit is able to kill dogs and bears before it is killed as long as you order it too attack once...
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Flak Trooper
The Soviet Flak Trooper is the Soviet's anti-air and anti-armor infantry. This unit can attack ground targets and is fairly effective against light armored and air units, but it is not as effective versus other infantry. If your opponent is...
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Combat Engineer
The Soviet Combat Engineer is one of the two amphibious infantry units for the Soviets. The Combat Engineer is most frequently used to capture neutral structures on the map so you can get extra advantages over your opponent. A...
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Tesla Trooper
The Soviet Tesla Trooper is the Soviets tier two anti infantry unit. This unit is extremely effective at destroying infantry targets and deals pretty good damage to tanks. It has a semi-long charge time so it does not do extremely well...
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Natasha
Natasha is the most powerful infantry unit in the Soviet Infantry arsenal. She is extremely effective versus both infantry and armor units. Her main attack which is a long range sniper rifle has the ability to shoot through several units...
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Armor


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Terror Drone
The Soviet Terror drone is one of the first harassment units you have access to. They are priced pretty low but they also die very easily to infantry so you must be careful with them. If you use a Terror Drone against a enemy Ore Collector...
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Sickle
The Soviet Sickle is one of the most important tier one units that you can produce from the War Factory. This unit is an extremely effective anti-infantry unit the Soviets have at their disposal at tier one. The Sickle is also effective...
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Ore Collector
The Soviet Ore Collector functions just as the rest of the Ore Collectors do in its primary mode. It delivers ore to the refinery from the ore node you place in front of it. The Soviet Ore Collector has a unique secondary function where it gets...
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Bullfrog
The Bullfrog is the Soviet's unit transport for tech level one. This flexible unit is extremely weak to attacks from heavily armored units but is very effective against the various air units you might see in combat. Having a few of these to...
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Sputnik
The Sputnik is one of the most important units, in terms of expansion, that you can construct. Once you deploy this unit, you get a build radius around it. This is one of the most effective ways to expand, because you do not want to risk...
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Hammer Tank
The Soviet Hammer tank is the backbone of the Soviet Armor. This tank is effective at just about everything you will have it do. It is not extremely effective against infantry, but it is fast enough that you will be able to run a small...
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Apocalypse Tank
The Soviet Apocalypse Tank is the most powerful tank that you can acquire as the Soviets. This monster tank has two barrels and deals huge amounts of damage to enemy tanks and structures. If the game lasts until tier three than...
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V4 Rocket Launcher
The Soviet V4 Rocket Launcher is the only artillery unit that the Soviets have at their disposal. This unit is extremely effective verses both infantry and armor. It has a very good range as well so you can leave it safely behind your army where it is...
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Mobile Construction Vehicle
The Soviet MCV is one of the most important structures/vehicles that you have in the game. If you lose your MCV, it is very hard to replace, especially if you did not have a crane. If the MCV is infected by a Terror Drone, the MCV can...
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Airforce


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Twinblade
The Soviet Twinblade is the only tier two aircraft the Soviets have that can attack the ground. The Twinblade fires a barrage of rockets as well as has a secondary machine gun, which makes it effective at killing both armor targets and...
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MiG
The Soviet MiG is the Air-Superiority fighter in your arsenal. This unit is very effective against other air units, so if you find that your anti-air is not cutting it, you can always use these as well. The MiG is not as effective as the Allied...
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Kirov Airship
The Kirov Airship is the Soviet's main bomber air unit. These units are extremely slow and cumbersome but if they get over a target, it is as good as dead. The damage this unit deals to every type of unit on the ground is huge and is an...
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Navy


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Stingray
The Stingray is one of the most useful naval units at the tier one level for the Soviets. They are extremely effective against other tier one naval ships like hydrofoils and other smaller lighter armored vehicles. They are also very useful...
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Akula Sub
The Akula Sub is the only submarine the Soviets have at their disposal. This sub is available to you at Tier Two and is a very good way to harass enemy targets as they are un-targetable when submerged. This sub has a fairly fast...
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Dreadnaught
The Soviet Dreadnaught is the most powerful naval ship at your disposal. This ship is extremely effective at taking down other naval units, bases, and targets far inland. This siege weapon is a unit not to be taken lightly by your...
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