Cobra Grenade Launcher
Description: Two-handed weapon, short barrel,
firing large Packered Type 'G' grenades. Folding
stock, basic sights, with various options including
stock-mounted grenade rack. Barrel breaks at bore for
The Cobra Grenade Launcher stemmed from a
requirement to provide a man-portable, lightweight grenade
launcher. At least, that's the official story.
Rumour has it that, so impressed with Moose's demonstration
of his Packered Mortar Gun (a
demonstration that a squad of Stormtroopers were less than
impressed by. In fact, it could be said that they went
all to pieces over the matter.), they wanted their
own. After "acquiring" several examples and
placing them through extensive testing, it was decided that
the weapon and ammunition's sheer size made it impractical
for use within Lynx roles. Instead, investigations
were made into the Cobra grenade launcher, which was
procured and cleared for squad use.
Cobra was selected mainly due to its sheer simplicity
(practically no moving parts), and the small size,
particularly with the folding stock, which allows the weapon
to be reasonably concealable.
The Cobra, like the Adder grenade
launcher also used by Lynx, fires Packered Type 'G'
grenades. These grenades come with numerous warheads,
including HE-Fragmentation, Shaped-Charge, Concussion,
Flashbang, smoke, and various lethal and non-lethal chemical
compounds, to name a few. Mission parameters determine
number and type of ammunition carried, for example,
shaped-charge and blast-fragmentation are rarely used during
ship boarding operations due to the risk of breaching the
hull. Likewise the various gas types are rarely used
due to the fact that Stormtrooper armour incorporates
protection from these weapons.
practice, the Cobra can be used as both a direct and
indirect fire weapon. Indirect, the weapon can
"lob" grenades over obstacles, while Direct it can
be simply pointed and fired (preferably at a reasonable
range) at the target.