Recon Bike

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Recon Bike
ReconBike
Faction Nod
Function Vehicle
Health
  • 250 (Recruit)
  • 300 (Veteran)
  • 350 (Elite)
  • 400 (Heroic)
Armor Type Light
Armaments Hydra-70 Rockets
Seats 1
Cost N/A
Hydra-70 Rocket
Projectile Type Explosive - Rocket
Projectile Speed 3500
Range 9000
Rate of Fire 0.15
Clip
  • 6 (Recruit)
  • 8 (Veteran)
  • 10 (Elite)
  • 12 (Heroic)

The Recon Bike is a recon and interceptor Vehicle of the Brotherhood of Nod from Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. It is known as the Attack Cycle in Tiberian Sun, which is an improved version of the previous Recon Bike (which can be found in Command & Conquer 95 and Command & Conquer: Renegade but not in Renegade X). It is mainly obtained through Mystery Crates and can be purchased in Fort. On the map Toxicity there are 2 spawn points for Recon Bikes in both the GDI and Nod base

Appearance

The Recon Bike is a small speed motorbike with red elements and the driver cockpit covered with red panels. It's armed with two small rocket launchers on its sides.

Damage Table

Base Damage Headshot Multiplier Kevlar Armor Multiplier Flak Armor Multiplier Lazarus Armor Multiplier Heavy Armor Multiplier Light Armor Multiplier Aerial Armor Multiplier Building Multiplier MCT Multiplier
60 x5 x1 x0.5 x1 x0.48 x0.48 x0.60 x0.96 x3.84

Full damage will be inflicted only if the target body is struck completely by the rocket.

Higher Veterancy ranks will increase the base damage by a specified multiplier.

Function

The Recon Bike, armed with 6 Hydra-70 Rockets, can tackle on any kind of vehicle and lock-onto aerial vehicles, and hit the dust before the opponent can retaliate.

Strategy

Usage

Considering the rarity of "Tiberian Sun" vehicles, it is likely that each team only possesses one at time, so they should carefully protect it since they are usually better counterparts of the "Tiberium Dawn" vehicles.

The Recon Bike is used as a hit-and-run vehicle, going into the battlefield to finish off heavily damaged vehicles before retreating.

Against aerial vehicles, wait for the lock-on to target them before firing the rockets. Recon Bikes can also harass lonely and unsupported vehicles. They have the lowest health among all vehicles, so they should never be exposed to enemy forces for long.

The Recon Bike has only one seat, so it cannot carry any passengers; in addition, it offers about no cover to Engineers repairing it because of its small size.

On the map Toxicity the bases on both GDI and Nod has Recon Bikes. These are not available for purchase instead they spawn in like vehicles in other combined arms FPS.

Counters

The Recon Bike is small, so chances of getting rammed by it are low, yet its size makes it hard to hit.

Still, the Recon Bike is lightly armored and it has only 200 point of health, thus making it vulnerable to most attacks, even machine guns. Two shots from Sydney/Raveshaw's main weapon will pulverize it; Sniper Rifle or Ramjet Rifle shots will damage it considerably; Missiles, flamethrowers, and tiberium based weapons will also make short work of it. Since Recon Bikes are usually moving around, try to aim at the spot where they would go next.

Also, a Remote C4 explosion is all that it takes to destroy the Recon Bike, should a Engineer be able to successfully attach one on it.

Trivia

  • The Recon Bike was an additional vehicle for Nod in C&C Renegade, that could be purchased on some custom maps and delivered at the Nod Airstrip.
  • The Recon Bike only fired 2 rockets in C&C Renegade, and was slower.
  • The Recon Bike is the smallest vehicle in the game, able to fit into the ramps on the aerial versions of Buildings.

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