Gears of War Wiki
Gears of War Wiki

The Rocket Gantry Crane is a specialized gantry crane used to transport and connect the nosecone of a UIR Rocket. These cranes are modified to hang from the roof of the UIR Rocket Hangar via railings and cables and are specialized in transporting rocket parts.[1]

The machine is split into two parts. The first section is the crane itself, which can move through two rail bogies and a cable system to go up and down. The crane house four magnetic clamps to gently carry the nosecone of the rocket. The second section is the operator's deck, which is where the operator along with some assistants are there to control the machine. The deck itself has its own cable system to lower and park itself on various floors.

Control of the machine rests upon multiple levers, with the operator standing behind it. It can become self-autonomous if there is a manual override. The deck has two landing platforms on either side for passengers to disembark or to act as safety railings when on the move. As such, the crane could also act as a makeshift transport vehicle if need be.


Pendulum Wars[]

The crane alongside the rest of the UIR Space Program was left abandoned and defunct after the Mutiny at OZP-11 and the conclusion of the Pendulum Wars.

Swarm War[]

During their quest to retrieve and launch the UIR Hammer of Dawn satellites, Delta Squad came across the Rocket Gantry Crane. The crane was already carrying the nosecone before it was abandoned, but the satellites was yet to be attached.[2]

Fahz Chutani have shown some experience in controlling the machine and needed to be protected when Delta Squad came under assault from the Swarm. When the squad met a locked hangar door, Fahz disembarked the team to manually override the door. However, they did not realize that by doing so, it made the crane go self-autonomous and quickly left the team behind. This led to a short chase sequence to figure out where the crane was heading before finally meeting to its destination.[3]


See Also[]


  1. Carlo Balassu UIR Rocket & Transport Design
  2. Gears 5: Act 3 Chapter 2: Rocket Plan
  3. Gears 5: Act 3 Chapter 2: Rocket Plan
Vehicles and Transportation
COG: All-Terrain Vehicle · Ambulance · Armadillo · Assault Derrick · Behemoth · Bot-Transport Cart · Car · Cargo Cart · Cargo Truck · Centaur · CIC Truck · COG APC · COG Tank · COG Train · Construction Mech · Cougar Interceptor · Emergency Management Command Vehicle · Forklift · Gondola Lift · Grindlift · Mammoth · Mechanical Loader · Mega Mech · Mine Cart · Minotaur · Nethercutt Tunnel Boring Machine · Ore Transporter · Port Gantry Crane · Packhorse · Rat Bike · Rat Truck · Rock Cutter Machine · Silverback · Tac-Com Vehicle · Track Mule · Tyro Pillar
UIR: Asp · Car · Cargo Cart · Forklift · Light Armored Vehicle · Matador Sport · Pariah Tank · Rocket Gantry Crane · Rocket Transport Train · Ski-Bike · UIR APC · Vasgari Passenger Train
Locust Horde: Bloodmount · Brumak · Seeder · Shibboleth · Siegebeast · Swarmak · Torture Barge
Other: Horse Wagon · Junker · Skiff
COG: Amphibious Assault Ship · Battle Trawler · COG Attack Submarine · COG Battleship · COG Boat · COG Cargo Ship · COG Patrol Boat · COG Imulsion Tanker · Fishing Boat · Landing Craft Tank · Marlin · Raven's Nest Class · Rowboat · Seabass Model · Submersible
UIR: Fishing Boat · Gelen Class Frigate · Gorasni Attack Submarine · Gorasni Destroyer · Rowboat · UIR Battleship · UIR Cargo Ship · UIR Imulsion Tanker · UIR Miniature Submarine · Vasgari Cruise Ship
Locust Horde: Assault Barque · Locust Barge · Locust Gunboat
Other: Reaction Ferry · Weilehan Raft
COG: COG Rocket · Condor · Corva · Kestrel · King Raven · King Raven Mark 2 · Petrel · Sea Raven · Tern · Vulture
UIR: Khimera · UIR Rocket · UIR Space Capsule · UIR Transport Helicopter · Vasgari Passenger Plane
Locust Horde: Gas Barge · Hydra · Reaver · Tempest