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For the weapon in Grand Theft Auto V, see Homing Launcher.

The Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher, sometimes referred as Lock on Missile, is a man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher is based on the Russian/Soviet SA-7 Grail only that the version depicted in-game is up-sized, with a shorter lenght and wide tube.

Performance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Unlike the Rocket Launcher, the Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher automatically selects the nearest available target. When pointed at a vehicle, the marker is green. After waiting for 3–5 seconds, it turns red and the missile is locked on. It then tracks toward the target, making it useful for taking out air vehicles, such as Police Mavericks.

If shot launched without finding a target, after 100–200 metres, the rocket explodes. However, if chasing a target, but the target disappears before the rocket could reach it, the rocket will keep on flying until it disappears (e.g. firing on Dodos or Rustlers.). Unlike the Hydra and SAM rockets, this type of Heat-Seeking rocket can destroy any vehicle instantly.

As it is a heavy weapon, the player is unable to sprint or jump when using the weapon.

GTA San Andreas Overview


Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapon.dat
N/A N/A N/A 1 N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined Single homing rocket Rocket insertion N/A

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Heat-SeekingRocketLauncher-LocationsMap-GTASA

Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher's locations map

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • It can be noted that firing in lock-mode at an aircraft, the missile will go much faster than firing it at any other vehicle, including helicopters.
  • The sign of the rocket on the map is a small white blip, comparing altitude with the player as normal.
  • The Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher (along with the normal RPG) is the only weapon which you cannot aim and shoot with while being on fire. Instead, CJ will start making movements similar to using a Shotgun.

See also

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