Canon

Barukaza Workshop siege-hauler

From Halopedia, the Halo wiki

Barukaza Workshop siege-hauler
A render of the siege-hauler.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Armory of Barukaza[1]

Technical specifications

Length:

54.5 meters (178.8 ft)[1]

Width:

55.0 meters (180.6 ft)[1]

Height:

54.52 meters (178.862.9 ft)[1]

Mass:

2,703.4 metric tons (2,660.7 LT; 2,980.0 ST)[1]

Other system(s):

Auto-pilot[2]

Crew:

1 pilot[1]

Usage

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

Role(s):

Heavy-lift dropship

Affiliation:

The Banished

 

The Barukaza Workshop siege-hauler is a type of heavy-lift transport craft employed by the Banished.[2]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The siege-hauler is a large aircraft employed by the Banished. The craft sports a layout broadly similar to the Dovotaa Workshop Griever and Mokol'ta-pattern Spirit, employing three primary parallel hulls. The two outermost hulls are each equipped with two rotating thrusters, while the spaces linking the outermost and inner hulls are lined with lifting equipment. The siege-hauler appears not to be fitted with any sort of armaments, though is coated in a thick layer of armour plating. Siege-haulers are manufactured by the Armory of Barukaza.[1]

Usage[edit]

Siege-haulers are equipped aboard most Banished spacecraft, allowing them to safely transport equipment and loot across a besieged world. The Siege-hauler is typically unarmed, though heavily armoured, and thus able to survive on the front lines though generally not suited for direct combat. As such, they are often deployed with an escort of Banshees. Despite this, some warlords and chieftains modify their siege-haulers to include additional equipment including weaponry, stealth systems, additional gravitic controllers and emblazoning the hulls of their craft with clan sigils and totems.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Installation 07 conflict[edit]

Main article: Installation 07 conflict

Throughout the course of the war on Installation 07, numerous such craft were employed by the Banished during the xenoarchaeology digs across the ringworld. One such craft was stationed at the Banished outpost at Annex Ridge, where it was ultimately stolen by Spartans Jaide and Rosado. The craft was fitted with an autopilot system which prevented the Spartans from commandeering it fully, though the Spartans remained resolute to find out where the autopilot system was taking them and its cargo of three Forerunner artifacts.[2] The vehicle was later reported as lost by Zeretus.[3]

In May 2560, John-117 encountered and destroyed another siege-hauler at Annex Ridge by detonating the fuel tanks around it.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 472
  2. ^ a b c Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Outpost Intel #11 - A Hastily-Assembled Plan
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, Banished Audio log: Outpost Intel #12 - Whispers from the Past