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This article is about a subject from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]
The LAG-2 was made mostly of plastic to keep costs down, meaning its production was meant to benefit the national economy more than national defense. However, the contractor that developed the weapon also made a customizable version meant for use against cyborgs via their private armory. The modifications included a magnetic locator, which avoided the risk of causing interference due to the gun itself being made of plastic. The ammunition was also a 2 kilogram HEAT-MP shaped warhead, which was capable of exploding into a thousand ceramic flechettes. As a result, it also had enough explosive power to completely stop an APC in its tracks when making a direct hit. However, a drawback was that it used an inertia-based charge, meaning the cyborg could easily evade the attack when given enough time.
- See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
In 2018, several cyborgs of Desperado Enforcement LLC. and World Marshal Inc. utilized the LAG-2 launcher in their operations, including an ambush in Africa, as well as firing on Raiden's car during his trek into Denver. Raiden himself also procured several of these weapons systems during his missions against Desperado. The World Marshal Inc. HQ building's main lobby also had glass cases containing the LAG-2.
Behind the scenes
The LAG-2 rocket launcher, simply called "Rocket Launcher" in-game, is a weapons system utilized in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance both by the enemy, as well as a subweapon by the player. Although the weapon itself is fictional, it combined several design traits from both the RPG-7 and the Panzerfaust.
- "A high explosive anti-tank multipurpose [HEAT-MP] launcher, for use against large UGs and cyborgs. Customized for Desperado cyborg shock troopers, it utilizes numerous plastic components to cut down on weight and production costs."
- ―Rocket-Propelled Grenade description in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance