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C718 Longsword

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C718 Longsword
Artwork of the C718 Longsword.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Misriah Armory[1]

Role:

Space fighter[2]

Length:

37.1 meters (121.7 ft)[1]

Width:

30.8 meters (101.1 ft)[1]

Height:

11 meters (36 ft)[1]

Mass:

267.6 metric tons (263.4 LT; 295.0 ST)[1]

Armament:

Crew:

Era:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[1]

Introduced:

2558[1]

 

The C718 Longsword is a cutting-edge stealth fighter and a variant of the GA-TL1 Interceptor/Strike Fighter in service with the UNSC starting in 2558.[1]

Design details[edit]

The C718 Longsword is triangular in shape, much like the other variants of GA-TL1 Longsword. However, the C718 features six engines in total, and forgoes the distinct tail-like spinal ridge sported by the C709 and C712 Longswords. The C718's cockpit protrudes less prominently than the cockpits of the other variants, and the craft large intakes on both sides of said cockpit. The C718 is also known to sport some form of stealth technology.[1]

Armament[edit]

The C718 Longsword is heavily armed; it is commonly equipped with an ALI-50 110mm autocannon, four M9109 50mm coilguns, four ASGM-15 missiles, sixty M888 Octadart bombs, one M2475 Shiva missile silo, and an M1011 Moray space mine system.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Secretly pressed into production by Misriah Armory in response to the events of 2558, the C718 Longsword was the product of decades of research and reappropriated enemy technology.[1]

Trivia[edit]

The C718 Longsword shares many visual similarities with the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, a real-world aircraft that similarly makes use of stealth technology.

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