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- « "You know, one day your Maghook isn't going to work." »
- — Book II on Schofield's luck with Maghooks
The Armalite MH-12 Maghook is a piece of equipment like a grappling hook, employed by the U.S. Marine Corps. Shane Schofield has used them many times, often saving his life.
Some Maghooks were kept inside Marine One during the President's visit to Area 7. After the base's forces turned against them, Schofield and his team eventually managed to get a hold of a few of the Maghook's.
Schofield had a Maghook on him when his research unit was forced to confront a hostile force at Dragon Island, but upon seeing the French varient, the Magneteux, he opted to use them in his plan to steal the Red uranium spheres due to their superior weight-bearing capacity.
While falling into the chasm, Jack took Switchblade's Maghook from his back holster and used its grappling hook to stop his fall.
It is shaped like a Tommy Gun with a double handed grip. The 'head' of the Maghook is a magnetic plate, which can be switched on and off. There are also standard hooks that emerge from the plate so that it will act as a standard grappling hook. It has up to 150 feet of cable.
The MH-12A variant is smaller, about the size of a large pistol.