Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher (Half-Life)

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| image=FileRpgw 1.png|250px
| name=Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
| affiliation=Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
| manufacturer=
| model=
| type=WikipediaRocket launcher|Laser-guided rocket launcher
| damage=100
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| maxammo=5
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| ammotype=Rocket
| operation=Unguided/Guided
| rate of fire=Slow
| accuracy=High
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| usedby=*Gordon Freeman
*Adrian Shephard
*Barney Calhoun
*Gina Cross
*Colette Green
| counterpart=Other CategoryRocket Propelled Grenades|RPGs
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| entity= weapon_rpg
| designer=*Steve Theodore{{IA|20070513091613/http//216.39.145.248/resume.html|Steve Theodore's homepage|Theodox.com}}
*Stephen Bahl (Half-Life High Definition Pack|HD version)http//www.valvetime.net/threads/marc-laidlaw-vault.114535/page-5 Stephen Bahl as quoted on ''Marc Laidlaw Vault'' on the ValveTime.net Forums
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The '''Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher''', abbreviated to '''RPG''', and called '''GAM14B'''''Half-Life High Definition Pack'', is a laser-guided rocket launcher effective at destroying both flying and immobile targets.

==Overview==

* The RPG fires a powerful rocket that can either be guided towards a moving target using the integrated laser, or fired without the laser, a method known as dumb-firing is excellent for destroying powerful immobile enemies like the M1A1 Abrams.

* Despite being found in HECU-controlled areas, this weapon is never seen to be used by HECU soldiers (besides Adrian Shephard). However, rockets for it can be found scattered throughout HECU-controlled areas, such as in the surface areas of Black Mesa, as seen in the chapter ''Surface Tension''.

* The weapon is first acquired in a supply cache in the cliff portion of ''Half-Life storyline Tension|Surface Tension.'' An AH-64 Apache appears soon after, giving Gordon a good opportunity to test its capabilities.

==Tactics==

* The RPG is primarily used to destroy heavily-armored vehicles such as the M1A1 Abrams tank, the M2A3 Bradley armored fighting vehicle and the AH-64 Apache helicopter. It usually takes about three rockets to the turret to destroy the tanks, while it takes just two rockets to destroy the Apache.

* It can also be used to destroy a large group of enemies with ease, as it has a large damage radius from the point of impact. HECU Soldiers, Alien Grunts and Vortigaunts will try to run away from it, but rarely escape in time.

* The RPG is one of the few weapons that can damage a Gargantua.

* The RPG's laser can be used to guide rockets fired from enemy vehicles, an effective method of conserving ammunition for other more powerful targets, and often useful for destroying the vehicle with its own rockets.http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkk3bsBdPBo Half-Life - Backfire on YouTube

* On Xen, the RPG is effective against the Gonarch. It takes only a few rockets for the Gonarch to try to escape to another part of its arena.

==Behind the scenes==
In an older version of ''Half-Life Opposing Force'', the RPG's laser sight could be used to throw off the Desert Eagle's bullets.

==Trivia==
*The http//teamfortress.wikia.com/wiki/Incendiary_Cannon Incendiary Cannon in ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Team_Fortress_Classic Team Fortress Classic'' uses ''Half-Life'''s RPG model.
*The RPG resembles the German-made Armbrust Rocket Launcher.http//world.guns.ru/grenade/gl33-e.htm Armbrust Antitank Grenade Launcher on World Guns
*The early HUD icon for the RPG can be found in the ''Half-Life Day One'' files.

==Gallery==

===Pre-release===

FileRPGDayOneHUD.png|Early HUD icon found in the ''Day One'' files.
FileEarly rpg world.png|Early worldmodel.
FileRpg_garg.jpg|Early viewmodel, aiming at a Gargantua.
FileEarly rpg and heavy.jpg|Ditto, aiming at the Human Sergeant.
FileRPG early trail.jpg|Early rocket trail.
FileRPG early laser-guided.jpg|Early laser-guided rocket.
FileEarly RPG and shotgun in deathmatch.jpg|Early multiplayer characters with early Shotgun (Half-Life)|Shotgun and RPG in an early Subtransit map.


===Retail===

FileRpghl1 hud.png|HUD icon.
FileRpgw 1.png|Worldmodel.
FileRpg world hd.jpg|High Definition version.
FileRpg5.png|''Half-Life'' viewmodel.
FileRpg hd.png||High Definition version.
FileRpg view op4.jpg|''Opposing Force'' viewmodel.
FileRpg view op4 hd.jpg|High Definition version.
FileRpg view bs.jpg|''Blue Shift'' viewmodel.
FileRpg view bs hd.jpg||High Definition version.
FileRpg rocket.jpg|Rocket model.
FileRpg rocket hd.jpg||High Definition version.
FileRpg ammo.jpg|RPG rocket in case model.
FileRpg ammo hd.jpg||High Definition version.


==List of appearances==
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*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''

==References==
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{{Black Mesa}}
CategoryWeapons
CategoryHECU weapons
CategoryRocket Propelled Grenades
CategoryBlack Mesa weapons