PROFILE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS
Some of the impounded rockets at the port
A rocket or rocket vehicle is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle, which obtains thrust from a rocket engine before use while a rocket launcher is any device that launches a rocket-propelled weapon. The rocket launcher is slow and heavy but its severely limited ammunition is balanced by its sheer power.
It is made of fiber-reinforced plastic, a firing mechanism, front and rear aiming sights; carry handle, front and ear caps to keep debris out and a sling while the rocket consist of an explosive warhead, stabilizer wings and rocket.
The exhaust is formed entirely from propellants carried within the rocket before use and works by action and reaction in the forwards simply by throwing their exhaust backwards extremely fast. While comparatively inefficient for low speed use, they are very lightweight and powerful, capable of generating large accelerations and of attaining extremely high speeds with reasonable efficiency.
When a rocket launcher is shot across long distances at subsonic speeds, they are characterized by having extremely internal magazines, high to very high damage ratings at the site of impact and additional area-of-effects or splash damage and find usefulness against clusters of fragile targets, where the blast effect can damage or kill multiple enemies.
Rocket launchers also deal extra damage to vehicles and turrets.
A model rocket though small is commonly advertised as being able to be launched by anybody to generally low altitudes, usually to around 100-500 m (300-1500 ft) for a 30 g (1 oz.) model.
A rocket is the most accurate weapon that can be fired in a straight line, surpassing even the Heavy Plasma or the X-Com standard rifle. The rocket launcher is cheap and ammunition is easy to obtain in large quantities and of various types. The sound intensity from these shock waves depends on the size of the rocket as well as the exhaust speed. The sound intensity of large, high performance rockets could potentially kill at close range.
The hand grenade is an anti-personal weapon that explodes a short time after release. Today, some grenades are fired from rifles or from purpose-designed grenade launchers and are often used in the field to construct booby traps using some action of the intended target like starting a car to trigger the grenade.
When it is launched, buildings fall faster to grenade than to any other damage type. It can inflict friendly fire on one's own unit, particularly if they are using infantry.
Another downside of grenade damage is the tendency towards low range and/or slow projectile speed.
The general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) is a multi-purpose weapon and is intended to fill the role of either a light machine gun or medium machine gun, while at the same time being man-portable.
They are generally operated from a stationary prone position from either a bipod or tripod, or mounted on a vehicle, as they are usually too powerful and heavy to be fired effectively on foot from an unsupported standing position or on the move.