Road transport

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*Walter Bennet
*Barney Calhoun
*Eli Vance
*Alyx Vance
*Black Mesa personnel
*HECU Marines
*Black Ops
*Overwatch|Combine Overwatch forces
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{{Quote|You want him to take the coast road? He won't last five minutes on foot! It's spawning season for the Antlions!|Leon|Half-Life 2|FileLe onfoot.ogg}}

'''Road transport''' is, in the barest of sense, vehicles adapted for road use, although some may also possess off-road capabilities. Road transport is featured commonly in the Half-Life and Portal universe|''Half-Life'' series as both a mode of transport as well as obstacles or cover.

==Types of road transport==
Road vehicles, existing in the ''Half-Life'' and ''Portal'' universe, are wide ranging, featuring varieties with either threaded wheels or rubber tires, and encompassing CategoryCars|cars, CategoryTrucks|trucks, CategoryAPCs|APCs and CategoryTanks|tanks.

===''Half-Life'' and its expansions===
The selection of road vehicles available in ''Half-Life'' are confined to those used by the Black Mesa Research Facility, as well as the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit and Black Ops. None of the vehicles can be driven, but some of them feature functional armaments (i.e. turrets) or contain supplies.

Road CategoryBlack Mesa transportation|transport in the Research Facility relies on Black Mesa SUVs, used as an alternative to the Black Mesa Transit System|Transit System for above ground transport, and Black Mesa trucks, WikipediaNon-military armored vehicles|armored vehicles transporting goods that require special care.

Both the CategoryHECU transportation|Hazardous Environment Combat Unit and the CategoryBlack Ops transportation|Black Ops use M44 cargo trucks to transport personnel and equipment. The M1A1 Abrams, a main battle tank, and the M2A3 Bradley, a military infantry fighting vehicle, are only used by the HECU.

===''Half-Life 2'' and its episodes===
FileRebel fixing car.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Revel fixing a car at Station 21.
With the inclusion of the Combine and the Resistance as the two factions in ''Half-Life 2'', the player is introduced to a new range of road vehicles affiliated with those two groups.

Whilst the player has no control of Combine vehicles, the CategoryResistance transportation|Resistance owns several controllable road vehicles constructed using salvaged parts. The Resistance's vehicles in particular are integral to two storyline arcs in ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'', during which they are used by the player to traverse great distances to a particular destination. The vehicles are indicated to be of utmost importance to the missions, as the player automatically fails if he manages to lose the vehicles by dropping it onto off-limits areas of the map (i.e. deep water or cliffs). They include the Scout Car, used on the Coast, and the Muscle Car, used in the Outlands.

The CategoryCombine transportation|Combine notably uses Armored Personnel Carriers, which feature pulse rifles and a guided rocket launchers, and Advisor Platforms, needed to transport the Advisor pod. Interestingly, the second version of the APC, apparently based on the American wikipediaCadillac Gage Commando|V-100, can be seen above a crushed car in the ''Half-Life 2'' chapter ''Half-Life 2 storyline 10 Anticitizen One|Anticitizen One''.

In addition, civilian car wrecks exist throughout much of the games. These wrecks are primarily used as obstacles to the player, but may also be punted as heavy projectiles or used to plug Antlion Soldier holes in ''Half-Life 2 Episode One'', both with the aid of the Gravity Gun; at the beginning of the episode, Gordon and Alyx are thrown inside a car wreck by Dog over a pit near the Citadel. Moreover, the Ravenholm traps trap|car traps in Ravenholm employ wrecks to crush Zombies. With the exception of the hatchback wrecks, most road vehicle wrecks featured are East European in origin.

Although the game features no vehicles, a parking lot can be seen outside the Aperture Science Enrichment Center.

==Related Achievements==
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!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''The Orange Box Achievements 2 Episode One|Half-Life 2 Episode One''
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!style="text-alignleft"|Car Crusher (5G)
|''Use the cars to squash 15 Antlions in Episode One.''

==Behind the scenes==
''Half-Life 2'' was originally to feature more road vehicles. These include several brush sedans, vans, and trucks, the AirEx Truck, which was to be seen in the Air Exchange, School Buses, apparently to be used by the Combine as the primary local Citizen transportation in City 17, Merkava, a Combine battle tank, and the Combine SWAT Truck, which can be found as concept art in ''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''.

The ''Episode Two'' car was originally a Volkswagen Beetle in a poor condition, named "Jalopy". The team decided to redesign it so that players would feel excited rather than disappointed when they saw the car.''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' commentary

An unknown open-air Aperture Science car was to be seen in a diorama exhibit sequence cut from ''Portal 2''. It features two seats and an "Area 20" label on the front and the back.

== Gallery ==
=== Pre-release ===
==== ''Half-Life 2'' ====

FileCar concept art.jpg|Concept art of a wikipediaMoskvitch 2140|Moskvitch 2140 by Eric Kirchmer.
FileCars small.jpg|Car studies by Eric Kirchmer.
FileLeak sedan.png|Brush sedan from the WC mappack. Appears to be a 1980s-esque Chevrolet Caprice.
FileLeak van.png|Brush van from the WC mappack. Appears to be a Chevrolet G20.
FileLeak pickup.png|Brush pickup truck from the WC mappack. Appears to be a worn out Ford flatbed.
FileMetalcar002.png|Texture for a missing car model.
FileCremator street02 parking.jpg|Brush sedan, pickup truck and van in the WC mappack.
FileZombie town02 s03.jpg|Ditto.
FileCremator 039 cartunnel5.jpg|Ditto.
FileAirex truck fixed.jpg|The AirEx Truck.
FileApc brush1.jpg|wikipediaVéhicule de l'Avant Blindé|VAB Armored Personnel Carrier|APC.
FileMerkava dark.jpg|Merkava.
FileCombine SWAT Truck.jpg|Combine SWAT Truck.
FileSchool Bus brush.jpg|School Bus.
FileTruck01 leak.jpg|Truck.
FileNlo leak trucks.jpg|Trucks blocking the road to New Little Odessa.
FileTruck001 leak.jpg|Truck wreck.
FileE3 seafloor shore mi.jpg|V-100 APC and several car wrecks in the map "e3_seafloor".
FileProto church s02.jpg|Wrecks in a Ravenholm church prefab map ("proto_church").
FileDangerted car.jpg|Sending a car flying with two weld tanks attached to it with the Physgun in the map "dangerted.vmf".

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

FileJalopy close.jpg|The ''Episode Two'' Jalopy.
FileRaven 01.jpg|Truck from the cancelled ''Half-Life 2'' Episode ''Return to Ravenholm''.

====''Portal'' and ''Portal 2''====

FilePotato 79.jpg|Car wrecks inside the ruined Enrichment Center, in the second, fourth, and fifth frame.
FileAperture diorama1.jpg|The diorama car.
FileAperture diorama2.jpg|Ditto.

=== Retail ===
==== ''Half-Life'' ====

FileSUV brush c2a5g.jpg|Black Mesa SUV.
FileSuv decay.jpg|''Decay'' model, without windows.
FileSuv lift.jpg|Lifted Black Mesa SUV in a garage of the Topside Motorpool.
FileBs outro.jpg|Bennett, Simmons, Rosenberg and Calhoun on their way to freedom and safety outside the Black Mesa South Access Tunnel.
FileDecay truck model.jpg|Black Mesa truck.
FileCargo truck br.jpg|M44 cargo truck.
FileAbrams brush.jpg|M1A1 Abrams.
FileBradley common.jpg|M2A3 Bradley.

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

FileScout Car.png|Scout Car.
FileMuscle Car.png|Muscle Car.
FileAPC.jpg|Combine Armored Personnel Carrier|APC.
FileEp2 outland 05004406.jpg|An Advisor Platform pulled by an APC.
FileWreck (car001a).png|wikipediaVolkswagen Golf Mk2|Volkswagen Golf Mk2 wreck.
FileWreck (car001b).png|Heavily damaged version.
FileThe Wasteland chapter 1.jpg|Ditto, in the Wasteland.
FileWreck (car002a).png|wikipediaTrabant|Trabant wreck.
FileWreck (car002b).png|Heavily damaged version.
FileWreck (car003a).png|wikipediaMoskvitch 2140|Moskvitch 2140 wreck.
FileWreck (car003b).png|Heavily damaged version.
FileWreck (car004a).png|wikipediaGAZ-24|Volga GAZ-24 wreck.
FileThe terminal 2.jpg|On ''The Terminal''.
FileCar Trap.jpg|Used in a car trap in Ravenholm.
FileWreck (car004b).png|Heavily damaged version.
FileWreck (car005a).png|wikipediaZaporozhets|ZAZ-968 Zaporozhets wreck.
FileWreck (car005b).png|Heavily damaged version.
FileWreck (van001a).png|wikipediaRAF-2203|RAF-2203 Latvija wreck.
FileWreck (truck001a).png|CommonsFileAvia A31.JPG|Avia A31 wreck.
FileWreck (truck002a).png|wikipediaLIAZ (Czech Republic)|LIAZ Škoda 706 RT wreck.
FileWreck (truck003a).png|wikipediaGAZ-53|GAZ-53 wreck.
FileAPC green model.jpg|wikipediaCadillac Gage Commando|V-100 APC.
FileOld APC streetwars.jpg|The V-100 APC as seen in the ''Half-Life 2'' chapter ''Anticitizen One''.
FileD1 town 050011.jpg|Car wrecks at Shorepoint Base|Shorepoint.
FilePileup.jpg|Wrecked vehicles blocking the road near Dock 137.
FileEp1 citadel 000042.JPG|Car sent flying by Dog at the beginning of ''Episode One''.
FileEp1 citadel 000074.JPG|Alyx inside the vehicle.
FileEp2 outland 09 car cache.jpg|Supply crates equipped with Transponders, hidden in a car.


FileAperture Labs entrance.jpg|The parking lot of Aperture Science Enrichment Center.

==List of appearances==
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*''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''
*''Half-Life 2''
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''
*''Portal'' {{C|Car park only}}
*PotatoFoolsDay ARG|''PotatoFoolsDay'' ARG