Cargo 3

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Cargo 3
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Cargo 3 on an Arcadia City landing pad.[1]
Ship history
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Cargo 3


Banta-class colony ship[2]


Destroyed during the Battle for Arcadia[1]

General characteristics


76.1 meters (249.6 ft)[2]


45 meters (148 ft)[2]


21.8 meters (71.6 ft) (landing gear up)[2]


502.7 tons (456 tonnes) [2]


"Cargo 3 under fire! Screw the evac, proceeding with emergency launch."
— Pilot of Cargo 3 disobeying order, moments before the spacecraft's destruction.[1]

Cargo 3 was a Banta-class colony ship on Arcadia.[1]

Operational history[edit]

During the Battle for Arcadia, Cargo 3, alongside Cargo 1 and Cargo 2, was used to transport civilians away from Arcadia. The male pilot requested help after being attacked by Covenant forces. After being attacked several times during the battle, the pilot went AWOL and disobeyed orders by trying to leave the planet without rescuing the incoming civilians. The transport was destroyed by Covenant Type-26 Banshees as it attempted to take off and all inside, as well as the civilians nearby, perished.[1] The mother of Adam Andrews was on Cargo 3 when it was destroyed.[3]


Cargo 3's fate is similar to that of 6 Echo 2 from Halo: Reach, as the pilots of both craft attempted to take off early despite nearby Covenant forces and were shot down shortly thereafter.

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