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"A small unmanned boat carrying a large rocket launcher and a basic gun turret." -- Mission Editor description[]

The Rocket Boat is a variant of the enemy navy's Gun Boat with an unguided medium-range rocket launcher turret located in the back. It is designed with naval superiority tactics in mind. Though it is easily destroyed like its sibling, its added rocket launcher makes it a significant threat nonetheless, especially to other naval ships. Though not its main priority, the Rocket Boat is also capable of firing rockets at ground targets as well. The rockets seem to function similarly in application to the rockets launched by Rocket Artillery Trucks. The Rocket Boat is incapable of performing actual artillery fire missions, so the rockets are fired at enemies within a range of ~8 km, similarly to the "Engage Enemies" functionality of the artillery truck.

The Rocket Boat is most widely-known for its role in mission 7 of The Island, the vanilla campaign for the AV-42C. After clearing out the airbase, a group of five of these Rocket Boats is spotted moving towards the carrier fleet. Left unchecked for long enough, they could easily down the whole fleet from afar within minutes.

Armament[]

  • 1x Double-Barrelled CIWS Turret; located at the bow of the ship.
  • 1x Heavy unguided rocket launcher, 11 rockets loaded; located on a raised platform at the stern of the ship. Launches rockets at hostile ships from afar and can even down a distant Allied Cruiser with 1-2 good shots.
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