M363 sticky detonator
The M363 Remote Projectile Detonator (M363 RPD), colloquially known as the "Sticky Detonator", is a single-shot handheld, remotely detonated, adhesive/explosive weapon. It is manufactured by Acheron Security and is used by the UNSC Armed Forces.
The M363 RPD is a low-profile single-shot weapon that launches a magnetically latched explosive, which the operator can remotely detonate when at a safe distance. Although previously manufactured in low quantities, this weapon’s size and ease-of-transportability has made it ubiquitous in the years which followed the Human-Covenant War. The weapon has a fold-out screen on the left side which shows a motion tracker display from the view of the fired projectile. Once fired, the projectile activates a strobe light indicating its status.
In 2548, the Nazari's stored a sticky detonator prototype in a locked room of their house on Meridian along with prototypes of their other weapons. Due to her parents' ties to Insurrectionists who they often sold their weapons to, Saskia believed that the prototype weapons might not be totally legal. During the Battle of Meridian, Saskia eventually led Spartan-III Owen-B096, Victor Gallardo, Evie Rousseau and Dorian Nguyen to the room holding the prototype weapons which they began practicing with for their operation to rescue the survivors of Brume-sur-Mer. When the group set out, Evie chose to arm herself with the sticky detonator alongside a Covenant plasma pistol. Later, while rescuing Victor, Dorian and Owen on Brume Beach, Evie used the sticky detonator to take out part of a squad of Sangheili, firing the weapon one-handed out the window while driving Victor's car. As Victor and Dorian struggled to get Owen into the car, Evie reloaded and fired another shot into the heart of the advancing Covenant soldiers, blowing many of them up and allowing the four time to escape.
The Sticky Detonator can be used as a highly effective tactical weapon. While it is not overly effective at straight on engagement, it can be fired onto the floor of heavily trafficked areas, or into vehicles, and then delay-detonated when an enemy appears. This strategy is best used with cloak, or with a faraway teammate (preferably a sniper) to spot when the targets arrive.
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