Rise Of The Reds is an expansion mod for Generals: Zero Hour that adds the Russian Federation, European Continental Alliance and is packed with overhauls and changes to the original factions. Whether it's steamrolling Russians, indomitable European defenders, American high-tech, Chinese strength in numbers or the brutal cunning of the GLA - Rise of the Reds has a faction for everyone's tastes - even to take your opponents on land, air and sea!

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Silvermarch Jul 3 2012, 4:18am says:

It certainly looks awesome.

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cronos35 Jul 3 2012, 4:24am says:

err... looks like a mutant chinook if you ask me.. which makes it unique!

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CommanderDef Jul 3 2012, 4:40am replied:

agree with mutant chinook

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kijebe Jul 3 2012, 9:28am replied:

pfft, not mutant...

its been russianafied

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Jester_6873 Jul 3 2012, 5:28pm replied:

Chinook in a bag...JUST ADD STEROIDS!

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Commandodiamond Jun 29 2013, 9:15am replied:

Detailed to hell!

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pato203 Jul 8 2012, 3:13am replied:

that "chinook-looks" it have only because it carries trooptransport container
without it, it may look similar like this: Minihelicopter.net

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ZidaneRob Feb 11 2013, 10:37am replied:

No its what happens when a Chinook makes out with a Hind. :3

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nukeu Jul 4 2012, 1:53am replied:

nah, its more like a Chinook on steroids

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Jester_6873 Jul 4 2012, 1:18pm replied:

That's what I said...

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yavuztezcan Jul 3 2012, 4:32am says:

loved it!

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phoenix8 Jul 3 2012, 4:37am says:

Disgusting! I love it! :D

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Comanche_Prime Jul 3 2012, 4:40am says:


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CptIstvanofArdeal Jul 3 2012, 4:47am says:

ugly and durable

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TheNodCommander Jul 3 2012, 5:37am says:

Chinook crossbreed with a Hind?

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tutituti87 Jul 3 2012, 5:40am says:


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Iscariot24 Jul 3 2012, 5:47am says:

This is will be added in 1.71?

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SpiritOfNimruzîr Jul 3 2012, 6:10am replied:


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shekdog Jul 3 2012, 5:57am says:

What're those giant red buttons for?

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed Jul 3 2012, 11:49am replied:

Air intake hoods, they're used to block rocks and stuff kicked up from the downdraft being sucked into the engine.

Here's a good pic of the Mi-26 Halo's intake hoods:

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shekdog Jul 3 2012, 6:37pm replied:

I see. Thx for explaining.

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Cam-C&C Jul 5 2012, 10:18am replied:

Will the Halo be in ROTR as a heavy transport for transporting tanks?

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BossGeneral Jul 3 2012, 6:00am says: +1 vote     reply to comment
NergiZed Author
NergiZed Jul 3 2012, 11:49am replied:

Didn't know the designation was already taken. Oh well.

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Dynamo128 Jul 3 2012, 6:00am says:

Hmm... So... What's the use for this exactly? Hind replacement or brand new helicopter?

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TehBossRegime Jul 3 2012, 6:09am replied:

Looks like a transport helicopter to me, like the US's Osprey/Chinook

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed Jul 3 2012, 11:52am replied:

Replaces nothing. It's added just so you can try it out before we split the factions to their respective generals.

The Hunchback is lower tier than the hind, so you'll see it early game as opposed to the Hind which is solidly late-game. It's also cheaper and holds more troops than the Hind.

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Cam-C&C Jul 7 2012, 11:01am replied:

Will Vanilla generals still be playable in 2.0 or will you have to pick a general?

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SveaRikeSoldier Jul 3 2012, 6:57am says:

Holy dogshit! Neat!

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X1Destroy Jul 3 2012, 7:17am says:

So Orlov will have this as replacement for the Hind?

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Erick_Auron Jul 3 2012, 8:42am replied:

no, the description said it will be a complementary unit.

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steward Jul 3 2012, 7:34am says:

this helicopter's parents are chinook and Mi 24. I wonder how they made love :))))))

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WerewolfGeneral Jul 3 2012, 2:59pm replied:

Hind has a long head and Chinook can fit a Humvee in its back.
If you know what i mean...

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Generalcube Jul 3 2012, 8:12am says:

nice design! but I think it will look better without the eye drawing near the cockpit.

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed Jul 3 2012, 11:53am replied:

That's probably a handle, the textures a little stretched due to the complexity of the model.

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Jul 3 2012, 12:11pm replied:

It's actually supposed to be a painted-on eye. This may not come across very well in the render, but the chopper actually has grinning shark teeth painted on its 'chin', as seen on many warplanes. It looks quite cool in-game.

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ConscriptDavid Jul 3 2012, 9:48am says:

A face only a (blind) Pilot could love. Keep the enemy terrified, good.

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B.O.M Jul 3 2012, 10:29am says:

Me thinks the Russians know their shnitzle

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StrykerCraft Jul 3 2012, 10:52am says:

Chinook on Russian steroids? Is it meant to be WW3 or 2 in the description?

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Jul 3 2012, 12:06pm replied:

It -is- actually supposed to be WW2. Ever since 1945, the Russians throw a massive victory parade in Red Square on May 9, and in-universe, the Hunchback was first shown to the public during the parade of 2042. At that point, the actual Third World War is still three years away.

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StrykerCraft Jul 4 2012, 2:44am replied:

Thanks for the clarification

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Panter22 Jul 3 2012, 11:20am says:

******* awesome ALL HALL RUSSIA

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Stubbornpony Jul 3 2012, 11:50am says:

this upcomming patch is great, it's like a dlc, but a good one that's also for free.

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HybridTheory713 Jul 3 2012, 12:22pm says:

The description says it's a heavy lift heli - can this transport vehicles? I know it's complimentary to the Hind but unless it can lift vehicles it's use is sorta limited. Once the Hind becomes available I don't see much motivation to use this for infantry transport.

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WerewolfGeneral Jul 3 2012, 3:03pm replied:

I agree, i don't see much use for it if it can't transport vehicles

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Jul 4 2012, 1:27am replied:

It's actually an infantry-only transport (hence why the description says 'medium-lift' in the very first sentence). Think of it not as a Russkie Chinook but rather a 'mirror version' of the Sea Knight helicopters that the USMC uses.

What makes it useful? It's available earlier than the Hind, cheaper, carries 8 rather than 6 infantry units and let's be real: Hinds are expensive and most people would rather use them for their epic firepower rather than transport.

As for vehicles, this is actually intended by design. ROTR Russia is a steamroller faction: Unstoppable in the late game with great firepower and armour, but lacking in vehicular mobility. If Russia could somehow air-lift tanks - up to and including Golems and Sentinels no less - you'd be taking away one of the very things that make them somewhat vulnerable.

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Erick_Auron Jul 17 2012, 2:52pm replied:

true, but orlov should break this rule a litle bit.
(not that he should lift sentinells)

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Aviation2001 Jul 18 2012, 1:25pm replied:

You should make the helo lift up to Tunguska

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Iscariot24 Jul 3 2012, 1:05pm says:

Maybe this is one of those Super secret stuff what was announced earlier?

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t95blackeagle Jul 3 2012, 1:22pm says:

nice model
mi-24 hind + ch-47 chinook = this

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Originally conceived as a versatile medium-lift cargo helicopter for the Russian Navy in the late 2030s, the Mil Mi-40, affectionately called the "Hunchback" due to the peculiar shape of its airframe, can serve in a variety of combat roles. When the new helicopter made its first public flight during the World War II victory parade of 2042, General Orlov of the Air-Landing Forces commented that the Hunchback would have made a major difference during the disastrous African conflict in the previous year. A few days later, his Tula Division was the first unit to issue an order for a full squadron of Mi-40s to complement their Hind and Hokum gunships. The VDV's version of the Hunchback is equipped with an armoured cargo container that has enough internal space for up to eight fully equipped infantrymen. In order to provide immediate and decisive fire support to the ground troops after their deployment, this "assault transport" version is also armed with a powerful twin-barrel 23mm auto-cannon and has two weapon-hardpoints that can be loaded with free-falling thermobaric bombs.

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