AR3

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{{Quote|Out in the field? I'm not going out in the field! I'm a radio operator!|Resistance radio operator|Half-Life 2 Episode Two}}

The '''AR3''' is a non-existent weapon referred to in a conversation between some Resistance members at White Forest.


FileAR3.jpg|The scene in ''Episode Two''.|200px|right|thumb

FileAR3 zoom.jpg|The radio operator arguing.|200px|right|thumb

==Overview==


When Gordon, Alyx and Dog get into White Forest, they are greeted by MIRT and must then meet with Eli Vance and Isaac Kleiner. Before the meeting, they come across several Rebels who sit around another one, explaining how the Combine AR2 works and how it can be useful against Hunters.

Early into the lecture, a radio operator clearly inexperienced in combat but not willing to show it (and probably wanting to impress the girl next to him, since he keeps looking at her while talking) interrupts the explanation to claim that

* While he has never used an AR2, he did use an AR3 back in City 17, which was "lousy" with them.
* He (and other "city folks") defeated Hunters with their bare hands. He claimed he was killing 10 to 20 a day back then.

The other Rebel dismisses his stories as made up and refuses to resume the AR2 explanations unless he leaves, which he does not.

==Behind the scenes==

Apart from its humorous purpose, this scene is also intended to indicate players that did not discover it yet that the AR2's secondary fire is efficient against Hunters.

==Trivia==
*Adam Baldwin voices the Rebel attempting to prove the AR3 does not exist.
*Some mods feature a weapon called "AR3", which often appears as a WikipediaLight machine gun|LMG.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' {{1st}} {{Mo}}

==External links==
*{{YouTube|url=FuiJIgfthgs|text=Video of the scene}}

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