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AV-49H Wasp

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AV-49H Wasp
H5G - Hannibal Wasp.png
Production information

Manufacturer:

Model:

AV-49H[2]

Technical specifications

Length:

7.6 meters (25 ft)[3][4]

Width:

6.4 meters (21 ft)[3][4]

Height:

2.2 meters (7.3 ft)[3][4]

Mass:

1,360.7 kilograms (3,000 lb)[3][4]

Maximum speed:

500 kilometers per hour (310 mph)[3][4]

Engine(s):

Air cooled, vector-driven fusion thrusters[3]

Hull:

Heavy armor[1]

Armament:

  • 2 gauss repeaters[1]
  • 2 experimental ion field bomb launchers[1]

Crew:

1 pilot[3][4]

Usage

Role(s):

Close air support

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

 

The AV-49H Wasp[2],[6] colloquially known as the Hannibal Wasp[1][7], is a VTOL aircraft in service with the United Nations Space Command, and a variant of the AV-49 Wasp. The AV-49H is produced by Hannibal Weapon Systems in conjunction with Misriah Armory[2].

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

Main article: AV-49 Wasp

The AV-49H is a collaboration between Misriah Armory and Hannibal Weapon Systems on initiatives to evolve their existing offerings of weapon systems and vehicles.[1] This highly-advanced Wasp variant sports upgraded heavy armor, gauss repeaters, and experimental ion field bomb launchers[7] as well as higher speed and evasiveness than the ONI Wasp.

The armaments of the AV-49H appear to be based on the M199 heavy machine guns and M400 missile launcher of the standard Wasp variants.[3] It is unclear whether this implies that the gauss and ion field munitions fired are 7.62x51mm and 50mm, respectively, or merely aesthetically similar.

In-game information[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

"Misriah Armory and Hannibal Weapon Systems collaborate on initiatives to evolve their existing offerings of weapon systems and vehicles. Advanced Wasp with heavy armor, gauss repeaters, and experimental ion field bomb launchers."
— Hannibal Wasp REQ card description

The AV-49H appears in Halo 5: Guardians, added in the Monitor's Bounty update, as a vehicle REQ card available for use in the Warzone and Warzone Firefight gamemodes via the requisition system, and is also useable in Forge and custom games.

In Warzone, the AV-49H can be called in. Its REQ card has the following attributes;

REQ information
Category Vehicle
Rarity Legendary
Energy cost 6 energy
Sale price REQ Points 200

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo 5: Guardians, REQ Card: Hannibal Wasp Description "Misriah Armory and Hannibal Weapon Systems collaborate on initiatives to evolve their existing offerings of weapon systems and vehicles. Advanced Wasp with heavy armor, gauss repeaters, and experimental ion field bomb launchers."
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Outpost Discoveries (Retrieved on Jun 30, 2021) [archive]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 156
  4. ^ a b c d e f Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual, page 204
  5. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, Hannibal Wasp in-game vehicle
  6. ^ Twitter, Jeff Easterling (@GrimBrotherOne): "Q: This is the AV-49H Wasp and the Colossus Mark II [J] ADS respectively right.
    Yes to both."
    (Retrieved on Nov 24, 2021) [archive]
  7. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Bounty Hunters (Retrieved on Jul 30, 2021) [archive]