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This article may seem complete to the untrained eye, but the gaps in information are still large enough for this elite team of Panauan Ninjas to hide inside of.
As seen when standing at Don Ernesto Harbor.
|Vehicle in Just Cause|
|Type||Destroyer, Stationary vehicle|
|Weapons||Several, see the section below.|
|List of owners||San Esperito Military / Salvador Mendoza|
|Top speed (km/h)||Unknown, it's a Stationary vehicle|
The Buccaneer is a military ship in Just Cause (1).
The ship is only ever seen in the mission Sink the Buccaneer, however this article tries to avoid unnecessary spoilers.
As a destroyer, it's among the smallest types of military ships, but it's the largest armed vehicle in the game, because the others are more like boats. The size is second only to the Tanker and possibly also Mendozas submarine.
The mission has no time limit, so once the player has entered the gate of the Don Ernesto Harbor (thereby triggered the missions save point), there will be infinite time to explore the mission environment. If the player gets killed, the first option will be to "continue", which reloads the save point. It's possible to use several different vehicles to approach the ship:
- Hijack a Jackson Z-19 Skreemer that is circling the port.
- Use the unique Underwater Scooter that is hanging from a port crane.
- Use a Mullen H45 Dragonfly from any of the nearby Cartel Villas. It's advised to take over the nearest villa before starting the mission.
This is one of the Stationary vehicles which never actually moves. In fact it's programmed as a building in the game files.
- 3 x SAM launchers.
- 3 x Containers with 4 torpedoes each. Tom Sheldon misidentifies these as 3 "long range missiles". The mission info in the PDA also calls them "nuclear tactical missiles".
- This controversy has been acknowledged by Avalanche Studios. Promotional materials for Just Cause 3 include a comic strip that summarizes JC1 and JC2. In the comic Rico opens a vault and immediately realizes that those look a lot like torpedoes: "These the same 'supposed' nukes that could just as easily have been torpedoes?" He decides to blow up the ship anyway, because: "Nukes? Torpedoes? What does it matter? What mattered was that we got the job done--".
- 1 x Mounted Gun (the front, just forward of the bridge). This weapon is rather poorly positioned in a way that greatly limits its usefulness.
- 2 x Unique rocket-propelled grenade launchers. One is on either side of the forward bridge structure. The only ways to get to them are either to Parachute onto the ship, or to land a helicopter on the ship. However both of these options are very difficult. Confusingly these weapons are still called Mounted Guns on the HUD, despite having a completely different function and model.
- "Buccaneer" is another word for the type of pirate who operated in the Caribbean Sea during the 17th and 18th centuries. See wikipedia about this. A fitting name to a military ship from a Caribbean "rogue state".
- The destroyer bears a strong resemblance to the Arleigh Burke class destroyer.