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According to the vignette Weather Control featured in Raising the Bar, the C-130 (referred to as "cargo plane") was to land in the Weather Control area during or after its assault led by Captain Vance and his Conscripts, Gordon Freeman, and Vance's daughter Alyx.
Gordon and Alyx were to board it to return to City 17 during the battle with "chips" of an unknown nature, and crash into the Skyscraper in City 17. As found in the Half-Life 2 leak files, Alyx was to be hurt in the crash, and would ask Gordon to find her father already fighting on the street, in his headquarters. This suggests a change in the storyline from the vignette Weather Control to the more recent leak files, since it has Vance heading back to City 17 earlier and by other means than that of Gordon and Alyx, since he is already busy in his headquarters when they crash. Parts of that journey to Vance consist of the Skyscraper chapter itself, various street battles and the sniper scene.
Behind the scenes
- No related files for the C-130 exist in the leaked files.
- According to sound files for the Skyscraper found in the Half-Life 2 leak files, Combine soldier chatter indicates the C-130 was later replaced by a chopper. The Half-Life 2 leak files also feature models and textures of parts of an Osprey, which is likely the kind of chopper it was to be.
List of appearances
- Fixed map of the Skyscraper, Palace version, with a chopper instead (requires Episode Two)
|Vehicles, vessels and transportation|
|Aperture Science transportation||Borealis · Teleportation|
|Black Mesa transportation||Black Mesa SUV · Black Mesa Transit System · Black Mesa truck · Rail cart · Teleportation|
|Black Ops transportation||AH-64 Apache · M44 cargo truck|
|HECU transportation||AH-64 Apache · Jet · M1A1 Abrams · M2A3 Bradley · M44 cargo truck · Osprey Heliplane|
|Combine transportations||Advisor Platform · Armored Personnel Carrier · Hunter-Chopper · Razor Train · Teleportation|
|Resistance transportation||Airboat · Mil Mi-8 · Muscle Car · Scout Car · Teleportation|
|Xen transportation||Alien Craft · Teleportation|
|Trainstations||City 17 Trainstation · Depot · Technical Trainstation|
|Other||Rail transport · Road transport|
|Black Ops (cut)||Osprey Heliplane|
|Combine (cut)||AirEx Truck · C-130 · Combine SWAT Truck · M2A3 Bradley · Merkava · Osprey Heliplane · School Bus|
|Resistance (cut)||Borealis · C-130 · Jalopy · Jet Ski · Osprey Heliplane · Submarine|
|Other (cut)||Digger · Stealth|