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M41B SPNKr

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M41B SPNKr
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Misriah Armory[1]

Model series:

M41

Type:

Surface-to-surface rocket launcher

Specifications

Length:

53.8 inches (137 cm)[2]

Ammunition type:

M19 102mm surface-to-surface missile[2]

Feed system:

2-rocket disposable tube assembly

Rate of fire:

Semi-automatic[2]

Effective range:

1,300 feet (400 m)[3][4]

Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War

 

The M41B Surface-to-Surface Rocket Medium Anti-Vehicle / Assault Weapon (M41B SSR MAV/AW or M41B SPNKr) is a variant of the M41 SPNKr and a heavy ordnance weapon used by the United Nations Space Command.[2][5] It is manufactured by Misriah Armory.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

Main article: M41 SPNKr

The M41B SPNKr is a variant of the standard M41 SPNKr. Unlike other variants of the M41, the M41B lacks a smart-linked sight and a trigger guard;[6] it possesses a pistol grip in place of an ergonomic thumbhole stock, resulting in a more skeletal overall appearance. However, the M41B features a 2× magnification optics sight,[2] allowing users to fire rockets over long distances without relying on the use of smart-linking.

Gameplay[edit]

Main article: Rocket Launcher

The M41B SPNKr is featured in Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST. In each of these games, it is a usable weapon known as the Rocket Launcher. It is a power weapon, which fires slow-moving rockets that deal an incredible amount of damage upon detonation, with a wide area of effect. The Rocket Launcher is one of the most powerful weapons in the game, and to compensate, it has a small magazine size, slow reload speed and ammo is generally very rare.

Production notes[edit]

  • The weapon was identified as the M19 SSM rocket launcher in the game manuals of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 as well as in the Art of Halo 3. It was also referred to in Halo: Ghosts of Onyx as the M19 missile launcher. It was established in Halo: The Essential Visual Guide that M19 SSM refers to the rocket ammunition while the launcher itself is designated as the M41.[1] The 2022 edition of the Halo Encyclopedia further expanded on the designation, giving the M41B designation to the variant first introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved.[2]
  • On the last level of Halo 3: ODST there are four rocket launchers with 1000 rockets each for use in Vidmaster Challenge: Deja Vu. These only appear on the Legendary difficulty when the Iron Skull is activated. If any player boards a Warthog, these rocket launchers will not spawn. These rocket launchers hold a tag separated from the the regular rocket launchers, as they can be picked up even when the player has a rocket launcher holstered as their second weapon, though the two weapons will not share the ammo reserve.

Gallery[edit]

Halo: Combat Evolved[edit]

Halo 2[edit]

Halo 3[edit]

Halo Wars[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 156
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 176
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 314
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 328
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint, Universe: Rocket Launcher (Retrieved on Apr 13, 2016) [archive]
  6. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 156