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| name=Crane
| affiliation=Resistance
| type=Lifting machine
| usedby=*List of minor Resistance members
*Gordon Freeman
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| designer=Laura Dubuk''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
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{{Quote|Hello, Dr. Freeman. The car's all ready for you. Hop in and I'll lower you down to the beach.|List of minor Resistance members|Half-Life 2|FileCr car ready.ogg}}

Humanity, and along with it - the Resistance, uses '''cranes''' to lift and lower heavy objects and transport them to another place.
The crane comes in two variants one featuring an electromagnet, the other one - not. Both are supported by metal bases, and include one or more ladders for easier access, as well as a retractable and extendable arm. The main body can turn 360° thanks to the use of rail wheels, and features a seat along with a set of buttons and control sticks. The magnet can be lowered (turned on) and raised (turned off), allowing it to pick up metal objects, such as containers, vehicles, barrels, dumpsters or clusters of I-beams.
===''Half-Life 2''===
After escaping Ravenholm, Gordon Freeman arrives at Shorepoint Base|Shorepoint, a major Resistance base. In order to reach Nova Prospekt sooner, he is given the Scout Car. When he enters the vehicle, List of minor Resistance members uses the magnetic crane to lower him down to the beach. However, the magnet fails during the sequence and the car lands upside down.

Another electromagnetic crane can be seen again near Dock 137. It is there used by Gordon to transport the Scout Car onto the pier, knock down the bridge, and kill Overwatch Soldiers.
===''Half-Life 2 Episode One''===
A crane can be seen outside the Technical Trainstation.
===''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''===
In the northwestern part of the White Forest valley, near a sawmill, two rusty cranes can be found, acting as merely a landmark indications for the Strider progression, like the water tower. Pieces of lumber hang from them.
===''Portal 2''===
Two cranes can be seen in the abandoned mine below the Enrichment Center, near Test Shaft 09.
==Related Achievements==
{|class=wikitable style="vertical-aligncenter;" width=50%
!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''The Orange Box Achievements 2|Half-Life 2''
|rowspan=2 width=64px|FileHl2 kill enemies withcrane.png
!style="text-alignleft"|OSHA Violation (5G)
|''Kill 3 enemies using the crane.''
==Behind the scenes==
In ''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'', Laura Dubuk reveals that "when it came time to gather reference for the magnetic crane, I got my camera and a friend and I drove down to west Seattle where there are a number of them. For the crane interior, I used the inside of a bulldozer and the reference was complete."

FileCrane sketch.jpg|Sketch of the crane.
FileShore people.jpg|One of the first pre-release screenshots of ''Half-Life 2'', in the map "e3_docks". The cranes seen here seem to be more complex, featuring more ropes and hooks.
FileShore people 2.jpg|Ditto.
FileShorepoint Base Beta.jpg|The Shorepoint Base, as seen in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak.
FileE3 seafloor docks mi.jpg|Dock 137, as seen in the ''Half-Life 2'' leak, featuring two magnet-less cranes.


FileShorepoint Base view.jpg|The crane of Shorepoint Base.
FileD2 coast 01000.jpg|Ditto.
FileNoriko.jpg|Noriko in her crane.
FileD2 coast 010003.jpg|The Buggy being lowered on the beach by the crane's magnet.
FileDocks overview.jpg|The crane of Dock 137.
FileMagnetic crane seat.jpg|The interior of the crane.
FileOutland basemap.png|Map of the White Forest valley, featuring two cranes in the top-left corner.
FileEp2 outland 120005.jpg|The cranes.
FileAperture mine.jpg|Near Test Shaft 09.
FilePortal2 2011-05-30 00-00-25-79.jpg|Ditto.

==List of appearances==
*https// ''Half-Life 2'' at E3 2003 Coastline {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''
*''Portal 2''


CategoryResistance technology
CategoryHalf-Life 2
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode One
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two
CategoryPortal 2