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Rocket Launchers are any devices that launch a rocket-propelled projectile, although the term is often used in reference to mechanisms that are portable and capable of being operated by an individual.

These weapons utilizes a mechanism that sends the rockets flying on a determined path and destroys an objective by blowing up in a similar fashion to grenades.

On the Grand Theft Auto series, Rocket Launchers are a mean to take out large groups of enemies and destroying vehicles, but very slow and harming for inexperienced players. Being hit by a rocket usually means either an instant death or, in the case of HD Universe games, a serious harm that would send the player to "fly" and are usually dead uppon hard impacts.

Rocket Launcher

Main article: Rocket Launcher

Widely known as the RPG, The Rocket Launcher is the basic portable, shoulder-launched artillery introduced in the series.

Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher


The Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher is a variation that has the ability to lock-on vehicles. It is based on the Russian/Soviet SA-18 Igla and its available on a grey color.

Firework Launcher

Main article: Firework Launcher


The Firework Launcher is a heavy weapon in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, introduced in the Independence Day Special update.

The Firework Launcher is designed to look like a cross between the WWII-Era Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck, with a skyrocket loaded instead of the standard Anti-Tank Shell. It appears to be made out of wood, cardboard, PVC-pipe, and random bits of junk. The blast shield is also simply made of a flimsy cardboard, having a drawn on cross-hair and painted over poorly. This reinforces the theme of Independence Day, as it implies rednecks made it.

Homing Launcher

Main article: Homing Launcher

The Homing Launcher is a weapon that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is part of the Festive Surprise update.

The weapon is a shoulder-fired surface-to-air (SAM) missile launcher, based on the SA-7 Grail, though it has a tracking antenna and trigger guard from a FIM-92 Stinger. The launcher's warhead is also exposed, instead of housed in the tube.

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