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The F-41 Broadsword is a Misriah Armory designed space fighter. It had been in production since the mid-2530s, but only gained widespread use in the late Human-Covenant War. It was present for the Battle for Tribute, the UNSC Infinity's commissioning, and was prominently used by John-117 during the New Phoenix Incident in 2557. It would continue in service all the way to The Reclamation in 2558.
The Broadsword acts as the stereotypical, fast moving space fighter craft.
There are a few counterparts to the Broadsword. In Halo: Reach, the Seraph and Space Banshee fill very similar roles on the Covenant side, while the Sabre is analogous to the Broadsword in that game. The Sabre and Seraph are usable vehicles that operate almost exactly the same.
The Broadsword is piloted in third-person with a unique Heads-up display. Weapon choice, amount of boost, and current shields are shown.
Unusable Broadswords can be seen as background details in the Halo 4 map Landfall.
When Halo 4 was added to PC in Season 4: Reclaimer of Halo: The Master Chief Collection the Broadsword was able to be used in Forge on certain maps. It can be found in the "Vehicles (MCC)" category on the maps Forge Island, Erosion, Ravine and Impact.
Halo: Fleet Battles
UNSC Broadsword Interceptor Flight (+Sabre)
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