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The Stukabat[1] is an alien cut from Half-Life. It can be found in the game files.

Behavior and skills[]

A bat-like creature with six eyes, the Stukabat would have been met in open spaces - at least during the Half-Life chapters Blast Pit,[2] On A Rail,[3], and on Xen[4] - and attack the player from the air with its claws. According to its animations and early gameplay footage,[3] it was able to hang itself on ceilings like a normal bat, walk on the ground after being forced on it, aided by its single rear leg and its wings, and would not always attack the player.[3] It would also emit bird of prey-like noises.[3]


  • The Stukabat may have been named after the Junkers Ju 87 'Stuka' dive-bomber, used by the German Luftwaffe in World War Two. Both the Stukabat and the aircraft share similar wings and 'Stuka' originating from the term "Sturzkampfflugzeug"; which in German means 'Dive-bomber', and usually refers to the Ju-87 alone.
    • Another reference is that it has a dive-bombing animation.


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