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Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher (Half-Life)

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Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
Production information
Faction

Hazardous Environment Combat Unit

Type

Laser-guided rocket launcher

Technical specifications
Damage

100

Max ammo

5

Ammo type

Rocket

Operation

Unguided/Guided

Rate of fire

Slow

Accuracy

High

Usage
Used by
Game information
Entity

weapon_rpg

Designer(s)

The Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher, abbreviated to RPG, and called GAM14B[3], is a laser-guided rocket launcher effective at destroying both flying and immobile targets.

Overview[edit]

  • The RPG fires a powerful rocket that can either be guided towards a moving target using the integrated laser, or fired without the laser, a method known as dumb-firing is excellent for destroying powerful immobile enemies like the M1A1 Abrams.
  • Despite being found in HECU-controlled areas, this weapon is never seen to be used by HECU soldiers (besides Adrian Shephard). However, rockets for it can be found scattered throughout HECU-controlled areas, such as in the surface areas of Black Mesa, as seen in the chapter Surface Tension.
  • The weapon is first acquired in a supply cache in the cliff portion of Surface Tension. An AH-64 Apache appears soon after, giving Gordon a good opportunity to test its capabilities.

Tactics[edit]

  • The RPG is primarily used to destroy heavily-armored vehicles such as the M1A1 Abrams tank, the M2A3 Bradley armored fighting vehicle and the AH-64 Apache helicopter. It usually takes about three rockets to the turret to destroy the tanks, while it takes just two rockets to destroy the Apache.
  • It can also be used to destroy a large group of enemies with ease, as it has a large damage radius from the point of impact. HECU Soldiers, Alien Grunts and Vortigaunts will try to run away from it, but rarely escape in time.
  • The RPG is one of the few weapons that can damage a Gargantua.
  • The RPG's laser can be used to guide rockets fired from enemy vehicles, an effective method of conserving ammunition for other more powerful targets, and often useful for destroying the vehicle with its own rockets.[4]
  • On Xen, the RPG is effective against the Gonarch. It takes only a few rockets for the Gonarch to try to escape to another part of its arena.

Behind the scenes[edit]

In an older version of Half-Life: Opposing Force, the RPG's laser sight could be used to throw off the Desert Eagle's bullets.

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Pre-release[edit]

Retail[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

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