The Tomahawk launcher was useful for breaching enemy defenses and pounding buildings from a distance. Thinly armored, it required protection at all times, but the missile itself was heavily armored and could withstand considerable damage from anti-air attacks. The Tomahawk could also be used to support armor by firing on enemy tanks from a distance while combat vehicles fought on the front lines. The missile’s locking ability also meant that it bore the unique advantage of high accuracy among siege weapons against fast ground units. In addition, the missile had a small but significant area blast. If the conditions were desperate enough, the Tomahawk launcher could also be used as an anti-air weapon by launching a missile at aircraft while taking off. The Tomahawk launcher had the greatest range of all land-based siege weapons employed in the conflict. With its missiles’ homing ability, it gave the USA a huge advantage on the battlefield.
Historically, the BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile was a version of the Tomahawk missile which could be fired from ground-based launchers, similar to the Tomahawk Launcher in Generals. However, the real-life Tomahawk has a range far in excess of what is seen in Generals. It is also a very expensive weapon, and would never be expended against targets such as infantry, bunkers, or even tanks in real life.
In addition, the ground-based variant of the Tomahawk was retired under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, as it was meant to carry a nuclear warhead; modern Tomahawks are launched from ships and submarines.
1/35 scale, unpainted resin kit.