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Bladder ship

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Bladder ship
Production information

Class:

Auxiliary support ship

Role:

  • Fuel collector[1]
  • Munitions carrier[1]
Technical specifications

Hull:

Nanolaminate

Shielding:

Equipped[2]

Complement:

Space fighters[2]

Chronological and affiliation

Affiliation:

Covenant

 

The bladder ship is a classification of Covenant auxiliary support ship.[1]

Design details[edit]

Described as looking like an overstuffed or pregnant cigar with a large megaphone at the front,[2] bladder ships are used to replenish the ammunition used for starship plasma weaponry. To do this, they have a large collection cone that sucks up a specific type of gas within a planet's atmosphere, which is then compressed and stored within a liquefied form for shipment. The cone is composed of eight flexible poles, with flexible webbing that connects it together. When not in use, it is retracted into the ship's bow. ONI analysts suspect that they are also equipment freighters that carry spare parts and raw materials for their fleet.[1]

The bladder ship is unable to activate its shields when the cone is extended, which renders it vulnerable to infiltration or attack. To defend itself, it has several hangars for space fighters such as Elsedda-pattern Banshees and Seraphs.[2]

Operational history[edit]

In March 2526, three bladder ships traveling with Mjern-pattern agricultural support ship were left at Etalan to recover supplies for the Fleet of Inexorable Obedience.[1] On March 26, the ships were destroyed by Blue, Green, and Gold Teams.[2]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 19
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 20