Anchor 9

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This article shows information for the space station. For the Halo: Reach level, see Anchor 9 (level).
Anchor 9
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Production information

Class:

Refit station

Role:

Repair and refit

Specifications

Length:

999 metres (3,280 ft)[1]

Height:

1,036 metres (3,400 ft)[note 1]

Armament:

Seven defensive turrets[2]

Service information

Destroyed:

2552

Participated battles:

Fall of Reach

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

Anchor 9 (SRRS-01007),[3] was a service, repair and refit station in service with the UNSC Navy, and one of 18 such stations orbiting the colony world Reach during the Human-Covenant War.[3][4]

Description[edit]

The station had three main hubs, each with its own hangar and repair station. Several YSS-1000 Sabre fighters could be stored and serviced inside. In addition, it had docking ports for larger vessels such as cruisers and frigates.[3] The station also was surrounded by a number of build-and-repair facilities, which had several half-built frigates in them.[2]

History[edit]

The station was in permanent orbit around Reach and in the later decades of the war was charged with the production of numerous warships to supplant the Navy's eroding firepower. By 2552 it was responsible for the construction for a number of Paris-class heavy frigates, with several still being assembled by the time of the Covenant's arrival.[2]

During the Fall of Reach in August 2552, Anchor 9 was defended by Sabres during Operation: UPPER CUT. The station's defenses were off-line when the Covenant attacked, and one squadron was deployed to repel the incoming waves of Banshees and later Seraphs. When the third wave of Covenant fighters arrived, Anchor 9's point defense guns came back online. During the third wave, several Phantoms arrived and attempted to attack the station, but were destroyed. After the Phantoms were destroyed, the remaining Seraphs and Banshees retreated.[2]

SPARTAN-B312 and Jorge-052 then docked in one of the station's hangars. Jorge left the Sabre to arm a slipspace drive attached to a Pelican dropship; this Slipspace drive would be used as an improvised bomb against Long Night of Solace, a Covenant supercarrier. The UNSC Savannah soon detached from Anchor 9 to provide cover for the Sabres as they attacked and attempted to board an enemy corvette which was inbound to refuel with the supercarrier. Almost immediately after the supercarrier was destroyed, the Covenant arrived en masse over Reach.[2] The station was subsequently destroyed by a Covenant support fleet, which arrived several days later.[3]

Trivia[edit]

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  • Anchor 9 is also the setting of a multiplayer map of the same name. Despite the name of the map being Anchor 9, the actual space station does not look like the Anchor 9 from campaign. The colors of the station are more white and yellow, and the geometry of the station is quite different.
  • The station was nicknamed the "space wafer" during the development of Halo: Reach. It was initially designed by Jaime Jones, later redesigned by Isaac Hannaford.

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List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is a rough deduction of the station's size, and has not been featured in any official sources.

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