Libyan Gernade

The Libyan gunman readies the RPG for firing.

A rocket-propelled grenade (or RPG) was used by the Libyan terrorists to try and kill Marty McFly at Twin Pines Mall on October 26, 1985.


The terrorist gunner, who was standing through the sunroof of the Libyans' Volkswagen Station Wagon, retrieved the RPG and readied it for firing, but never got to blow up both the DeLorean time machine and Marty with it as Marty inadvertently accelerated to 88 m.p.h. — therefore getting sent to the Peabody farm in 1955.

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  • The rocket-propelled grenade does not feature in George Gipe's novelization. During the chase between the terrorists' black van (confirmed as such on page 63) and the DeLorean, the gunner uses only an AK-47 and nothing else.


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