Emplacement Gun

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| name=Emplacement Gun
| affiliation=Combine
| manufacturer=Combine
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| type=Mounted heavy pulse WikipediaHeavy machine gun|machine gun
| damage=15 per pulse shot
| magazine=Infinite
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| fire=Automatic
| ammotype=Dark Energy pulse rounds
| operation=
| rate of fire=Fast
| recoil=Low
| spread=Medium
| projectile speed=Hitscan
| accuracy=Fair
| range=Short to medium
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| usedby=*Civil Protection|Metrocops
*Overwatch Soldier
*Overwatch Soldier Prospekt Prison Guard|Nova Prospekt Prison Guards
*Gordon Freeman
*Alyx Vance
| counterpart=M2 Browning Machine Gun
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| entity=func_tank
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The '''Emplacement Gun''',''Half-Life 2 Prima Guide'' also known as the '''Mounted Gun''',''Half-Life 2'' is a mounted pulse gun manufactured by the Combine. It is similar to the Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle, except that it cannot be removed from its mount and does not fire Energy Balls. It also has the same magazine.

FileCP Emplacement Gun Station 12.jpg|Metrocop firing an Emplacement Gun on Rebels at Station 12.|200px|left|thumb

*The Emplacement Gun is used by the Overwatch forces to lay down suppressing fire on groups of rebellious Citizens in Combine Bunker|bunkers, on Combine Barricade|barricades, and other fortified positions suitable for placing a mounted machine gun. Rebels also use captured Emplacement Guns to protect Resistance bases such as Shorepoint Base or the Vortigaunt Camp from Antlions.

*It is held with two handles, one of them apparently housing the trigger. Using it to shoot rapid fire pulses directly into the enemy is a simple but effective method of destroying groups of enemies.

*However, the lack of rotation and peripheral vision exposes the user to attacks from the sides or behind. 

*Due to the apparent lack of trigger, the gun may utilize the butterfly trigger system, in which the weapon is fired by squeezing the handles towards each other. 

*A usable Emplacement Gun normally hints at many enemies incoming.

*When activated, the three panels protecting the cannon expand, releasing it, and the whole device slightly rises above its mount. 

*When used by a friendly NPC, the player can, use it by pressing the "USE" key to gain control of the Emplacement Gun when the Alyx Vance|Alyx is operating. 

*The Emplacement Gun includes an inbuilt flashlight, automatically switched on (during nighttime) when the post is manned.
*When idle, the NPC manning the weapon randomly positions itself in left, right, up and down position.

*On the body can be seen the alphanumerics "V952", also featured on other Combine devices.

*It is the Source equivalent of the GoldSrc M2 Browning Machine Gun, as well as the heavier M198 Howitzer.

*The Emplacement Gun is very powerful because of high rate of fire and high damage; only few shots are required to kill most enemies. However, the lack of rotation and peripheral vision exposes the user to attacks from the sides or behind, so one should always be ready to get off the gun when overwhelmed by enemy attacks or when being attacked from behind.

*The Emplacement Gun is supplied with unlimited ammo and has low recoil unlike the OSIPR|portable version, so the player can fire the gun in full auto without worries of out the ammo or need to reload while against the groups of enemies.

*Shooting the gunner directly with normal weapons is not advised because the barricade adds more protection for the gunner, though this method can still be used, the player may be losing lot of the health if doing so. Other weapons like MK3A2 Grenade|grenade can be used to force the enemy dismount it, but the enemy should be dispatched so soon as possible. If the enemy is not killed or the player wait too long, the target will eventually re-mount the gun again. The MP7|Grenade launcher from MP7 is also effective method to take the gunner out in one hit. A skilled snipers can use Resistance Crossbow|the Crossbow or the Colt Python pluck the gunner with a headshot at long ranges.


The Emplacement Gun appears in the games in the following order

===''Half-Life 2''===

*It is first seen at Station 12 in the Canals, mounted on a Combine Barricade. There a Metrocop uses it to kill Rebels. Gordon Freeman uses it afterward against Metrocops, City Scanners, and if the player does not proceed, an APC.

*Another Emplacement Gun is used near the APC garage in the Canals, also by a Metrocop.

*When going back inside the APC garage before going back to the Airboat, a Metrocop uses a newly installed Emplacement Gun inside the building.

*At Shorepoint Base, Rebels use two Emplacement Guns to protect the pier from Antlions. Another is placed above the Vortigaunt Camp entrance, for the same purpose.

*Most bunkers on the The Coast|beaches before Nova Prospekt are equipped with Emplacement Guns, manned by Overwatch Soldiers.

*In the courtyard inside Nova Prospekt, several Emplacement Guns mounted on watchtowers are manned by Nova Prospekt Prison Guards. Inside, one is found in cell block B4.

*Two Emplacement Guns are used by Metrocops during the City 17 Uprising, in the tunnel filled by Manhacks preceding the plaza where Alyx is kidnapped. Freeman is then allowed to use it against Manhacks and Overwatch Soldiers.


FileEmplacement gun fire metrocop apc garage.jpg|Metrocop firing an Emplacement Gun at Freeman near the APC garage in the Canals.
FileEmplacement gun apc garage.jpg|Using the previous Emplacement Gun against Metrocops.
FileMetrocop mountgun canals07.jpg|Metrocop manning an Emplacement Gun during Freeman's way back through the APC garage.
FileD2 coast 010143.JPG|Rebel defending Shorepoint's pier with an Emplacement Gun. 
FileD2 coast 010154.JPG|Ditto.
FileRebel camp emplacement fire.jpg|Rebel firing at Antlions with an Emplacement Gun above the Vortigaunt Camp entrance. 
FileBunkers.jpg|Emplacement Gun lights on the beaches before Nova Prospekt.
FileNP bunkers.jpg|Ditto.
FileEmplacement Gun NP bunker fire.jpg|Firing at Prison Guards with an Emplacement Gun from a bunker.
FileEmplacement Guns NP bunker fire.jpg|Being fired at from a bunker.
FileEmplacement Gun NP bunker idle 1.jpg|Unattended Emplacement Guns in a bunker, after the Prison Guard have left their post to fight the incoming Antlions.
FileEmplacement Gun NP bunker idle 2.jpg|Ditto.
FileNova Prospekt first.jpg|Emplacement Guns in Nova Prospekt.
FileSoldiers np emplacement idle.jpg|Ditto, from above.
FileSoldier np emplacement idle.jpg|Prison Guard manning an Emplacement Gun in Nova Prospekt, idle.
FileSoldier np emplacement idle 2.jpg|Ditto.
FileSoldier np emplacement idle3.jpg|Ditto.
FileSoldier np emplacement fire.jpg|Ditto, firing.
FileNP empl gun B4.jpg|Prison Guard firing at Antlions in cell block B4.
FileNP empl gun B4 2.jpg|Ditto.
FileEmpl guns anticitizen one.jpg|Metrocops firing two Emplacement Guns in a City 17 tunnel during the Uprising.
FileEmpl guns anticitizen one firing.jpg|Freeman using one of the two previous Emplacement Guns against Manhacks.

===''Episode One''===

*In ''Episode One'', the first Emplacement Gun is featured under an Overwatch Sniper nest.

*Right after, when Alyx takes on the Overwatch Sniper Rifle to provide cover for Gordon, an Overwatch Soldier is seen hidden behind metal plates firing at Antlions with another Emplacement Gun. Alyx quickly dispatches him after Gordon removes the metal plates with his Gravity Gun.

*A third Emplacement Gun is found on the large plaza where the Antlion Guard is fought. Alyx uses it to cover Gordon while he blocks the Antlion holes with cars.

*Another, unmanned Emplacement Gun is placed in the Technical Trainstation. It is mostly used by Alyx while Gordon escorts Rebels and Citizens to the platforms.


FileAlyx empl gun street.jpg|Alyx firing at Antlions with an Emplacement Gun on a City 17 street.
FileOverwatch soldier empl gun sniper.jpg|Overwatch Soldier stationed under an Overwatch Sniper nest, firing at Gordon.
FileOverwatch soldier empl gun street1.jpg|Overwatch Soldier firing at Antlions.
FileOverwatch soldier empl gun street2.jpg|Ditto.
FileAlyx emplacement idle.jpg|Alyx manning an Emplacement Gun in the Technical Trainstation, idle.
FileAlyx emplacement fire.jpg|Ditto, firing.

===''Episode Two''===

During their assault of White Forest, the Combine forces installed an Emplacement Gun in the secondary silo. Freeman quickly uses it to dispatch the remaining forces after closing the silo. This is its only appearance in ''Episode Two''.


FileEmplacement gun white forest fired at.jpg|Being fired at by the Emplacement Gun in White Forest's silo 2.
FileEmplacement gun white forest fire.jpg|Firing at Overwatch forces with the Emplacement Gun while the hatch of White Forest's silo 2 is closing. 

==List of appearances==

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


CategoryCombine weapons
CategoryPulse weapons
CategoryHalf-Life 2
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode One
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two