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A soldier prepares to catapult himself through the air in order to reach his target.

A catapult is a device used to throw or hurl an object a great distance without need of explosives. It was often used during ancient times, although they largely fell out of large-scale military use after World War I outside of launching aircraft.

Usage

San Hieronymo Incident

Main article: San Hieronymo Incident
Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]

During the events of the San Hieronymo Incident in late 1970, ARPA was developing several advancements in technology, including a catapult that would launch special forces members to high places.

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Guns of the Patriots Incident

See also: Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son

Eventually, the catapult technology entered full use. During the Guns of the Patriots Incident in 2014, the FROGS utilized catapults to launch their operatives high up onto rooftops when attacking a building, as demonstrated during their mission into the Middle East.

During their fight with Outer Haven, the USS Missouri also utilized catapults to launch Solid Snake, Johnny Sasaki, and Meryl Silverburgh onto Outer Haven, supplied to them by Drebin 893 after Liquid hijacked the SOP system and planned to launch a nuke into JD with Metal Gear REX's rail gun.

World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]

An on board, rocket-propelled catapult installed on the MQ-133C aircraft was utilized to insert Maverick agent Raiden into Sukhumi, Abkhazia in order to quell a military coup instigated by European extremist Andrey Dolzaev, of which the PMC Desperado Enforcement LLC. was involved in. This method was used because the craft did not possess stealth camouflage, and thus was unable to insert Raiden into the Desperado-controlled capital directly via landing.

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Behind the scenes

Metal Gear Online

Catapults could be utilized by the player to reach high-up buildings in Metal Gear Online, with maps including them being Urban Ultimatum and Groznyj Grad.

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