AV-19 SkyHawk

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AV-19 SkyHawk
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Production information

Model:

AV-19[1]

Technical specifications

Armament:

  • 50mm cannons (4)
  • Scorpion anti-tank missiles
Usage

Role(s):

  • Jumpjet strike fighter
  • Atmospheric fighter
  • Close air support

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

 

The AV-19 SkyHawk is a United Nations Space Command jumpjet strike fighter.[2][1]

Design details[edit]

The SkyHawk is a supersonic VTOL-capable jumpjet that can execute quick turns at high speeds. The fighter bears a very strong resemblance to the AV-22 Sparrowhawk, though it lacks the Sparrowhawk's twin tail.[3] It is armed with four 50mm cannons that flank the cockpit, as well as Scorpion anti-tank missiles.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Several SkyHawks were located at Fairchild Field on Reach during the Fall of Reach in summer 2552. On August 30, a SkyHawk was dispatched by Colonel James Ackerson to attack SPARTAN John-117 and the AI Cortana during a test of AI integration with the Mark V MJOLNIR armor. With Cortana's assistance, the SPARTAN was able to endure the SkyHawk's cannons' strafing run. He then avoided one of its guided anti-tank missile by deflecting it at the last moment. The test showed the Spartan-AI team to be far more successful than expected.[2]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder: Local Units
  2. ^ a b c Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 261
  3. ^ Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion