Goliath

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Axis Unit
Goliath RC mine
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Equipment:
Remotely usable mine
Average stats:
Health Rifle Exp
? N/A N/A
Morale Speed Priority
N/A na px/s N/A
Specialties:
Description:
German remote controlled mine, explodes on contact with your troops/defenses.
"This little bugger is a remotely controlled mine called a Goliath."
— Official game quote

These units are driven to your defenses at a high speed, slowing down if taking damage, then will explode when near your units. They are easily destroyed by bullets and explosives, and are mainly dangerous if you do not have automatic weapons and one of these is rushing towards your trench. However, sandbags work as a good defense against one of these and can limit the damage to your troops. You can concentrate fire on them, which helps if your trenches are in danger of obliteration. If they appear to be slowing down, it is likely that they will soon explode.

Beware, they have their own blitz wave!

Fun Facts

  • Goliath does not count as a flanker if it passes your line. But it does count as a flanker if you leave one behind when advancing.
  • It is a remotely controlled mine but it can still capture your supplies.
  • They will slow down when they're hit.
  • They initially move faster than a medic, but their speed will be reduced more and more as they take damage.
  • These are the fort-destroyer units.
  • In real life these were known as the 'beetle tank' to the Allies.
  • Sometimes it's better not to shoot them, because they detonate upon death, which can destroy nearby structures or units.
  • If a grenade hits the Goliath in its center, the wreckage will not be a Goliath but a PAK-38's, and also a German will be dropped.
  • It's top speed was 6mph, so it really shouldn't be the fastest unit in the game.
  • Goliaths usually detonate before they reach a bunker's hitbox, so their role as bunker busters is limited.
  • It will not explode if it passes over a German soldier
  • Its sound stops after a while, sometimes even when it's driving and sometimes its sound continues when it's destroyed.

Real Life

The Goliath mine was invented during 1940 by the Germans who found a prototype of the small tracked vehicle developed by the French vehicle designer Adolphe K├ęssegre from the River Seine. The Germans began developing their own version capable of transporting explosives to be used against tanks, dense infantry formations and for demolishing buildings and bridges. They had 650 meters of cable what supplied power to the electric driven versions and for the controlling. They had major drawbacks; thin armor made them vulnerable to AT-weapons, they had low ground clearance that reduced their mobility, were slow and were expensive to produce. 7 564 Goliaths were produced and they were used on all fronts. The most notorious use of them was during the Warsaw Uprising to crush the remaining pockets of fierce resistance, some were also seen on the beaches of Normandy, though artillery blasts disabled most of them as their command cables were destroyed.

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