M79 rocket launcher

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M79 Multiple Launch Rocket System
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Misriah Armory[1]

Type:

Vehicle-mounted rocket launcher

Specifications

Length:

74.9 inches (190 cm)[1]

Width:

77.2 inches (196 cm)[1]

Height:

85.2 inches (216 cm)[1]

Ammunition type:

65mm M4510 ASGM-2[1]

Feed system:

6 Rockets

Operation:

Hydraulically powered

Rate of fire:

Two rockets per second

Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts

 

The M79 Multiple Launch Rocket System is a rocket launcher mounted on the M12R Light Anti-Armor Vehicle[2] and M510 Mammoth. It fires six 65mm Argent V missiles per volley every two to three seconds. The M79 MLRS' rockets are capable of achieving target lock on aircraft, though they cannot lock onto ground vehicles or infantry.

Gameplay[edit]

Despite having similar ordnance to a rocket launcher, the M79 should not be operated in a similar fashion to its hand-held brethren. Each individual rocket fired by the weapon is less damaging than a rocket launcher's (due in part to being nearly 40mm smaller in size), and have a much smaller splash damage radius. As such, the weapon is excellent for spam tactics; fire a barrage, wait, fire another, wait and so on. The near-unstoppable wave of projectiles is more than enough to flatten any resistance. It is also devastating against aircraft; while with a handheld launcher the user has only two rockets available before a reload, the M79 can overwhelm even the most expertly piloted vehicle with the sheer number of rockets it puts out. A single barrage is more than enough to eliminate a Banshee or Falcon.

Surprisingly, the weapon is only moderately effective against infantry. The small splash damage of the rockets, coupled with their long reload time and slow flight speed, means that an infantry target on foot can easily dodge out of the way of a volley.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 79
  2. ^ Bungie.net: Halo: Reach Career Stats