The Rocket Launchers:
Bungie has proposed two types of rocket launchers...a standard stinger type unit
and a dual rocket launcher, both with magazines.
First off would guerilla troops even be hauling around such heavy ordinance?
My research points to no but I suppose since they are cyborgs they can lug
these things around and their ammo.
During the Afghanistani war was the Mujahadeen had plenty of stingers on hand.
Apparently they could transport stingers by whatever indigenous animals there were,
in addition to traveling the countryside on foot with lots of extra RPG rounds.
Stinger missiles can even be dropped via paratrooper.
So theoretically the indigenous life which I've heard referenced a few times
in some magazine articles, akin to the sand worms of "Dune" I believe, could be
harnessed in addition to any one driving in a vehicle. Or if the teleport
technology present in Marathon is still in effect they could just be beamed in,
used and disposed of? One of the things Bungie hasn't really commented on yet
are the load carrying abilities of your troops infinite ala Quake or Marathon
or is more realistic ala
Spec Ops 2
or Rainbow 6? Although it seems rational that
since the physics and everything else is so realistic that the load outs will be too
but I guess that depends on your idea of fun.
As for current portable missile technologies the latest
thing to hit the front line troops is the
Javelin anti-armor rocket, which is
replacing the Dragon as the heavy hitter for the grunts. Javelin is
disposable, like the medium level AT-4. I do believe it's a fire-and -forget
job. I don't see any reason against having a mag-fed rocket, aside from the
immense weight. A great deal of larger U.S. rockets come as clustered units,
like the Hawk (out of service?), Patriot, MLRS and especially smaller 2.75"
rockets, Mavericks, Hellfires...It's all a matter of weight. Futuristic
license would allow the size to be diminished, so why not?