An icon representing a time bomb.
Production and service
Operation Snake Eater
San Hieronymo Incident
Shadow Moses Incident A time bomb or timer bomb is an explosive device that runs on a timer before the charges are detonated .
use by Big Boss
In August 1964, Naked Snake utilized a C3 prison term bombard in rate to blow up the weapons lab at Groznyj Grad, to ensure that he could escape before being caught in the explosion.
Reading: Time bomb
- Main article: San Hieronymo Incident
|Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima’s core “Metal Gear Saga.” It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]|
During the San Hieronymo Incident in 1970, Big Boss ‘s immunity group developed a time turkey so they could destroy the switchboard at the peninsula ‘s power substation. The bombard detonated once they had reached the entrance to a missile silo, allowing them 5 minutes with which to infiltrate the complex, before aide world power systems reactivated the electromagnetic gate. During this time, the time fail possessed three sticks of what was presumably an explosive colonial such as credit card explosives and/or TNT a well as a dial clock in the middle. [ 1 ]
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- Main article: Peace Walker Incident
Although not used in this manner, the C4 charges developed by the Militaires Sans Frontières led by Big Boss possessed a timekeeper in the consequence that they were to be used as a time turkey .
habit by terrorist groups
- Main article: Shadow Moses Incident
During the Shadow Moses Incident, Revolver Ocelot planted a time bomb among Solid Snake ‘s belongings, anticipating that he would attempt to escape from enslavement. Snake managed to dispose of it before it exploded, subsequently swearing revenge on Ocelot for the sneaky tactic. Liquid Snake, while disguised as Master Miller, was besides slightly angry that Ocelot performed that tactic. A meter fail was besides placed within the underground maintenance base. Liquid late wired a prison term bombard to a prone Meryl Silverburgh and activated it when preparing to fight Snake on peak of Metal Gear REX during the impending bombard run commissioned by Jim Houseman. The clock time bomb in question was besides stated by Liquid to carry a nuclear charge, and was to detonate the precise moment that Meryl died. [ 2 ]
dead Cell penis Fatman utilized C4 time bomb calorimeter during his conflict with Raiden, and upon his death, which would demolish the Big Shell offshore plant upon detonating. Variants equipped with microwave proximity triggers would besides accelerate the countdown on the timekeeper, should person border on it within a range of seven feet .
|The following information has been detailed in official Konami-licensed media, written by various external authors. Its status in the Metal Gear canon is unconfirmed.[?]|
The “ Timer.B ” utilized during the Shadow Moses Incident was placed in a blank item container, and thus could be mistaken for a key card, an ammunition container, or flush rations, and was rigged with enough fictile explosive to destroy a light tank, besides being little enough to fit into a back scoop. An operative ‘s nanomachines would help identify it as such .
Behind the scenes
Metal Gear Solid
Should the musician survive Revolver Ocelot ‘s anguish in Metal Gear Solid, the Timer Bomb ( Timer.B ) will appear in Solid Snake ‘s inventory upon retrieving his gear. The time remaining until the bomb calorimeter explodes can be seen in the token windowpane, which is about 1,500 seconds ( 25 minutes ). It should be thrown away immediately, by pressing the button while the token window is unfold. When throwing the bombard aside the player should immediately move a safe distance away as it will explode within a few seconds careless of clock left cashbox explosion. If the player fails to check Snake ‘s inventory by the time the bombard is close to explosion, Deepthroat will contact Snake to warn him about it. After throwing it away, Colonel Campbell will then call Snake to tell him, “ that was a close one. ” Calling Miller after throwing it away and leaving the checkup facility will besides have him reacting angrily to Ocelot ‘s undertake at planting Snake with a meter bomb calorimeter before calming down. If the musician throws it away after Deepthroat warns him, Snake will besides note that Deepthroat ‘s decidedly within the enemy camp due to his warning him about the bombard.
Another Timer Bomb can be found in Metal Gear ‘s metro maintenance base. It is located submerged in the drain duct and can be unwittingly picked up by the player, while searching for the PAL Key with the Mine Detector. This one detonates after 30 seconds have passed .
Press while menu is open to throw.“
- ―Timer Bomb description in Metal Gear Solid.
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
The Time Bomb is created by the player ‘s technical unit in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and merely planted at the want placement. It is used by the player to sabotage the switchboard at the Power Substation, and disable the electromagnetic gate at the Silo Entrance. The delay explosion gives the musician 5 minutes to enter the Silo Complex before might is restored. Missing this deadline will annoy Campbell and another Time Bomb will need to be created in order to sabotage the compensate switchboard .
- “ A bomb equipped with a detonation timer.
Explodes after a set amount of time upon being planted. “
- ―Time Bomb description in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Notes and references
- ^ This can be seen with its weapons icon in Portable Ops .
- ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan ( 1998 )
Liquid Snake: There ‘s no manner out for us. Let ‘s finish this before the air fall. You stole everything from me. only your end can satisfy me. entirely your death can return to me what is rightly mine. She ‘ll make a beautiful sacrifice for our final examination battle. Do you see this ? It will be the clock limit for our final conflict. This nuclear faculty is set to detonate at the accurate moment of her death. If you win … you might still be able to save her. You could enjoy one brief consequence of love… before the end .