Satchel Charge

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| image=FileHl satchel world.png|250px
| name=Satchel Charge
| affiliation=*Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
*Black Mesa
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| type=Explosives
| damage=150
| magazine=1
| maxammo=5
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| operation=Remote detonation
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| range=Short
| usedby=*Gordon Freeman
*Adrian Shephard
*Barney Calhoun
*Gina Cross
*Colette Green
*HECU soldier in the Topside Motorpool
| counterpart=*S.L.A.M
*CategoryExplosives|Other explosives
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| entity=weapon_satchel
| designer=*Steve Theodore{{IA|20070513091613/http//216.39.145.248/resume.html|Steve Theodore's homepage|Theodox.com}}
*Stephen Bahl (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 '''Satchel Charge''' is an explosive demolition bag featured in ''Half-Life'' and its expansions. It is more destructive than the Fragmentation Grenade (Half-Life)|Grenade and can be detonated from afar by a remote-controlled detonator, much like the S.L.A.M.

==Overview==
*Satchel Charges are basically very large grenades, or the equivalent of a C4 charge.

*As they are larger and heavier than hand grenades, they cannot be thrown as far the result will however be a larger explosion.

*Pressing the primary fire button drops a single Satchel Charge, then the detonator will be automatically equipped. One can then either detonate the Satchel Charge with the primary fire button or drop additional Satchels with the secondary fire button. If multiple Satchels have been dropped, pressing the detonator will detonate all of them.

*Satchel Charges can be found in the ''Half-Life'' chapter ''On A Rail''. Later on, they can be found in the Topside Armory in the Topside Motorpool during the chapter ''Surface Tension'', and in a small cache in the chapter ''Residue Processing'', along with the .357 Magnum|.357 Magnum and Laser Trip Mine (Half-Life)|Laser Trip Mines.

*At some point in the Topside Motorpool, Freeman is crawling in a duct and a HECU soldier opens a hatch at the end to throw a Satchel Charge in. To survive, Freeman must quickly go back at the end of the duct and dive into the water when flames engulf the whole duct. However, while the latter is the effect intended by the developers, the HECU soldier can be killed before he throws the Satchel Charge.

==Tactics==
*The Satchel Charge is rarely found in the game and should be used carefully.
*It is useful for destroying hard points.
*The Satchel Charge is ideal for destroying vehicles such as the M2A3 Bradley|Bradley tank.
*It can be used as traps for unsuspecting enemies.
*It can be used to eliminate entire squads of unsuspecting HECU soldiers.
*It can also be used to damage a Gargantua.
*When detonating, one must be at least 7 meters away from the charges to avoid being hurt.
*Using it against enemies such as Classic Headcrab|Headcrabs or Classic Zombie|Zombies is therefore a waste of ammunition. Simpler and lighter weapons should be used instead.

==Gallery==


FileSatchel hud.png|HUD icon.
FilePtest.png|Early texture, found in the ''Half-Life'' SDK.
FilePtest2.png|Ditto.
FilePtest3.png|Ditto. A model can be properly compiled with this version.
FileSatchel vmodel ptest3.png|Viewmodel with early texture.
FileHl satchel world.png|Worldmodel.
FileHl satchel world hd.png|High Definition version.
FileHl satchel view.png|''Half-Life'' viewmodel.
FileHl satchel view hd.png|High Definition version.
FileSatchel view op4.jpg|''Opposing Force'' viewmodel.
FileSatchel view op4 hd.jpg|High Definition version.
FileSatchel view bs.jpg|''Blue Shift'' viewmodel.
FileSatchel view bs hd.jpg|High Definition version.
FileSatchel radio.jpg|Separate detonator worldmodel.
FileSatchel radio hd.jpg|High Definition version.
FileHl radio view.png|''Half-Life'' detonator viewmodel.
FileHl radio view hd.png|High Definition version.
FileSatchel radio view op4.jpg|''Opposing Force'' detonator viewmodel.
FileSatchel radio view op4 hd.jpg|High Definition version.
FileSatchel radio view bs.jpg|''Blue Shift'' detonator viewmodel.
FileSatchel radio view bs hd.jpg|High Definition version.


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

==References==
{{Reflist}}

==External links==
*{{Wikipedia|url=Satchel_charge|text=Satchel charge}}

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CategoryHECU weapons
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CategoryBlack Mesa weapons