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Rocket launcher (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of rocket launcher models throughout the Fallout series, see Rocket launcher.
Rocket launcher
Fo1 Rocket Launcher.png
Fo RL Sprite.png
Damage & attacks
Damage35 - 100
Damage TypeExplosion
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 6
RangeIcon range.png Range: 40
Ammunition
Ammo TypeRocket
Capacity1
Requirements
Strength6
Hands2
Other
Weight15
Value$ 2300
weapon perkWeapon Long Range
Technical
Prototype id00000013
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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The Rockwell BigBazooka rocket launcher is a Big Guns weapon in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from Rocket launcher. To modify, please edit the source page.

Manufactured by Rockwell, the BigBazooka is a shoulder-fired anti-tank and anti-armor missile weapon, firing an unguided, fin-stabilized rocket. It is a classic design, with the rocket loaded into a reusable launching tube with a shock absorber and launched using a deluxe 3 pound trigger and tracker mounted on the tube. It is a line of sight weapon, requiring the operator to manually acquire and fire the weapon.[1]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The rocket launcher loses some effectiveness by the end game, where power armor is common among enemies. However, with the appropriate ammo, it can work wonders. Armor-piercing rockets are strictly superior to their explosive brethren, performing well against all manner of enemies.

Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
Rocket launcher Explosive

43.75 - 125

36.75 - 105

33 - 98

29.45 - 91.2

25.5 - 80.75

19.55 - 74.8

14 - 59.5

Rocket launcher Armor-piercing

52.5 - 150

45.5 - 130

41.25 - 122.5

37.2 - 115.2

33 - 104.5

25.3 - 96.8

19 - 80.75

Locations[edit | edit source]

Vendors

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The first time I shot the rocket launcher, I used the wrong art for the missile, and instead of a rocket shooting out and exploding, a man appeared in front of me, ran to my target, and blew up into tiny pieces. We laughed so much that I replaced the man with a dog so we had a puppy launcher.

Tim Cain

The second was the first time the rocket launcher was demonstrated. The object ID number for the rocket shell was entered incorrectly. Instead of a rocket crossing the screen, a dog popped out, ran to the target and blew up. We came *this* close to keeping Puppy Ammo, but eventually decided that Vince DeNardo, a colleague and dog lover, probably wouldn't be too happy with us.

Chris Taylor

References

  1. Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{1300}{}{Rocket Launcher}"
    "{1301}{}{A Rockwell BigBazooka rocket launcher. With the deluxe 3 lb. trigger. Fires AP or Explosive Rockets. Min ST: 6.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))