Pulse weapons

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Many of the '''weapons''' manufactured by the Combine rely on '''WikipediaPulse (physics)|pulse''' technology, itself relying on Dark Energy resources. WikipediaPlasma weapon (fiction)|Plasma may also be involved.

==Overview==

Some Synths and mechanical units are equipped with pulse weapons. Some pulse weapons are handheld and can be carried by Combine units, others are either stationary and / or unmanned.

Pulse weapons have a distinctive, cyan triangular muzzle flash that is likely related to their Dark Energy|ammunition.

===Stationary weapons===

====Unmanned====


FileAutogun.jpg|The '''Autogun''', here firing at Zombies and Headcrabs. (may be using ions instead of pulse, according to its sound file names)
FileCeiling turret.jpg|The '''Combine Ceiling Turret'''.
FileNexus 2fturrets.jpg|The '''Combine Ground Turret''', here triggered in the Overwatch Nexus.
FileDepot Sentry firing.jpg|The '''Combine Sentry Gun''', here firing at Overwatch forces in the Depot.
FileSuppression Device close.jpg|The '''Suppression Device''' on the Overwatch Nexus roof.


====Manned====


FileCP Emplacement Gun Station 1.jpg|The '''Emplacement Gun''', here used by a Metrocop to kill Rebels at Station 1.
FileFixed gun chopper canals1.jpg|One of the two pulse rifles mounted in Gate 5's watchtower (the same as that of the Hunter-Chopper and the Airboat).
FileFixed gun chopper canals2.jpg|Ditto.
FileCombine Sniper Rifle.jpg|The '''Overwatch Sniper Rifle''', here idle within the Victory Mine compound.


===Handheld===


FileOverwatch Elite.jpg|The '''Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle''', here held by an Overwatch Elite.


===Within units===


FileApc pulse detail.jpg|The '''Armored Personnel Carrier''''s pulse rifle, detail.
FileHunter-chopper cannon.jpg|The '''Hunter-Chopper''''s pulse rifle, detail. It is equipped with a light. It is named "Tau Cannon|Gauss Cannon" in the ''Half-Life 2 Prima Guide''.
FileAirboatgun.jpg|The Hunter-Chopper's pulse rifle as used on the '''Airboat'''. It is equipped with a zoom function; the light has been removed to allow fixing it on the boat. The model is slightly different.
FileDropship container gun.jpg|The '''Combine Dropship Dropship container''''s pulse rifle, detail. Similar in appearance to the Hunter-Chopper's pulse rifle, it is also equipped with a light.
FileGunship cannon.jpg|The '''Combine Gunship''''s pulse cannon, detail.
FileStrider pulse cannon.jpg|The '''Strider''''s pulse cannon, detail.
FilePulse shield icon.png|The '''Pulse Shield''''s HUD icon. This weapon was cut.
FileHunter pulse cannon.jpg|A '''Hunter''' shooting its pulse cannon at a Rebel in the second ''Episode Two'' teaser, replaced in the final game by flechettes. 


==List of appearances==
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*''Half-Life 2'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''

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