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The Y-Rack is a "Y"-shaped launcher mounted on the Powered armor.

Starship Troopers novel[]

The Y-Rack was frequently mentioned in use during Raid on Skinnie Homeworld.

Starship Troopers anime[]

The Y-Rack is an optional equipment of the Soldier Suit. It can shoot a high explosive shell via the electrical magnetic catapult.

Because the launcher is shaped like "Y", the shell can be shot in three directions. In addition, the shell spins while been launched, so it can travel steadily without aiming.

The equipment can carry 18 shells. The power of each shell can reach 5 to 10 times of a hand grenade. The shooting range can reach 1.2 to 1.5 times of a hand grenade.

In the early design sheet, the Y-Rack was originally going to be mounted on the back of the Powered Suit instead on the left shoulder. [1]

Starship Troopers: The Miniatures Game & The Roleplaying Game[]

The M-4A1 Grizzly Exosuit is equipped with the Y-Rack.

The M8 Ape is capable of firing grenades from the SW-422 Hellseed Y-Rack Grenade Launcher .





  1. Page 74, Starship Troopers Memorial Handbook
Powered Armor
Types Marauder - Command - Scout
Weapons Rifle - Flamethrower - Y-Rack - Rocket Launcher - Grenade
See also Mobile Infantry - Light Armor - Jump jet - Armors and Suits