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This article is a list of weapons and equipment that appear in Metal Gear.

Guns

Handgun (Beretta M92F)

MG1 M92F

Handgun

Main article

A semi-automatic pistol that is the standard-issue sidearm of the United States Army. Can be equipped with a suppressor.

MG1 submachine gun

Submachine Gun

Submachine Gun (Ingram MAC-11)

Main article

An American submachine pistol. Can be equipped with a suppressor.

MG1 Grenade Launcher

Grenade Laucher

Grenade Launcher (M79)

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Used to fire grenades, this weapon is used to defeat the Hind D on the roof of Building 1 in Outer Heaven, as well as the bulldozer in the sewers.

MG1 rocket launcher

Rocket Launcher

Rocket Launcher (RPG-7V)

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A man-portable anti-tank rocket launcher that is used in the battles against Bloody Brad and Big Boss.

Explosives

Plastic Explosive (C4)

MG1 plastic explosive

Plastic Explosive

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This can be placed on the ground or on walls and is detonated shortly thereafter. It can be used to destroy weakened walls, in order to find certain equipment or alternate pathways.

RC Missile

MG1 RC missile

RC Missile

A remote controlled missile that travels at ground level. Solid Snake uses it to disable control panels that are connected to electrified floors. It can be used in the battles with Machinegun Kid and Fire Trooper so that Snake can attack from a safe location.

Mine

Main article

MG1 mine

Mine

A mine that is set off by a proximity sensor. Once primed, it cannot be retrieved, and will explode if Snake walks too close to it. Equipping a mine detector, will reveal its location to the user. A maximum of three mines can be set in the same screen.

Equipment

Antenna

MG1 antenna

Antenna

Allows the user to send and receive communications within enemy jamming zones.

"You can send and receive communications using the antenna, even when you are in an enemy jamming area"
―Antenna description in Metal Gear
MG1 Binoculars

Binoculars

Binoculars

Main article

Allows surveillance of the surrounding area. Used to look out at distant terrain and check enemy positions. Cannot be used in small spaces.

MG1 Body Armor

Body Armor

Body Armor

Main article

Halves the damage caused by enemy weapons.

Bomb Blast Suit

MG1 bomb blast suit

Bomb Blast Suit

Main article

Protects the wearer from strong winds and explosive blasts. Protective clothing for bomb disposal work.

Card

MG1 card

Card

Main article

Used to open doors. The required card number depends on the door’s security level.

Cardboard Box

MG1 cardboard box

Cardboard Box

Main article

Used to hide from cameras and other enemies in plain sight.

Cigarettes

SnakeLucky Strikes

Cigarettes

Main article

Surgeon General's Warning: Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health. It does have a limited use in revealing the location of infrared sensors.

Compass

MG1 compass

Compass

Main article

"Use this to cross the desert."
―Compass description in Metal Gear

Allows navigation through uncharted deserts.

Flashlight

MG1 flashlight

Flashlight

Main article

"Useful when walking down subterranean passageways."
―Flashlight description in Metal Gear

Illuminates underground passages.

Gas Mask

MG1 gas mask

Gas Mask

Main article

Required for survival in gassed areas.

Infrared Goggles

MG1 infrared goggles

Infrared Goggles

Main article

"Wear these to discover the location of infrared sensors"
―Infrared Goggles description in Metal Gear

Used to detect infrared alarm sensors.

MG1 mine detector

Mine Detector

Mine Detector

Main article

Identifies the location of enemy mines.

O2 Cylinder

MG1 O2 cylinder

O2 Cylinder

Main article

"Oxygen Cylinder
Using the oxygen cylinder in the water will preserve your LIFE gauge.
"
―O2 Cylinder description in Metal Gear

Allows the user to breathe underwater.

Parachute

MG1 parachute

Parachute

Main article

Allows the user to safely descend from elevated locations.

Ration

MG1 ration

Ration

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Emergency food supplies that replenishes the user’s health.

Silencer

MG1 silencer

Silencer

Main article

Reduces the noise generated by firing a gun. Can be attached to the handgun and submachine gun. Snake will immediately attach this item when obtained.

Enemy Uniform

MG1 uniform

Uniform

Used to successfully bypass enemy checkpoints.

Ammunition Cache

Contains ammo for all four of Solid Snake's firearms. Contains 20 handgun bullets, 20 submachine gun bullets, 6 grenade round, and 2 rocket rounds.

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