Class-5 Bumblebee

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This article is about the class of lifeboats onboard UNSC Vacuna. For other lifeboats named "Bumblebee", see Bumblebee.
Class-5 Bumblebee
Production information


Lifeboat shuttle[1]


  • Short-range personnel transfers[1]
  • Ship hull surveys[1]
  • Emergency evacuations[1]
Technical specifications


  • 1 pilot
  • Unknown number of passengers
Chronological and affiliation


United Nations Space Command


The Class-5 Bumblebee, or formally the Class-5 Heavy Lifeboat, is a variant of the UNSC lifeboat shuttle commonly known as the Bumblebee.[2]

Design details[edit]

Main article: Bumblebee

Found onboard UNSC prowlers,[2] the Class-5 Bumblebee has one pilot seat and an unknown amount of crash seats. The seats have harnesses to keep people from injury when crash-landing.[3] Though fast, tiny, and difficult to track, a single shot from a heavy plasma weapon will instantly destroy the craft. However, Class-5 Bumblebees are heavily armored, and resistant to small-arms plasma weapons. Like Pelican dropships and fellow Class-3 Bumblebees, each has a call sign, usually consisting of three letters from the Phonetic Alphabet, followed by a number. As with other models, the Class-5 Bumblebee features thrusters—forward and rear—as well as air-brakes. The Class-5 Bumblebee notably boasts a large rear bay capable of storing a heavy weapons cache, Slipspace drive, or even several cryo-chambers.[2]

Known Class-5 Bumblebees[edit]

Operational History[edit]

The prowler UNSC Vacuna carried at least one of these Bumblebees which was utilized by Spartan-II Gray Team to safely escape the destruction of Glyke in December, 2552 and, six years later, to flee the Unwavering Discipline before crash-landing on the planet Carrow.[2][4]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 153
  2. ^ a b c d Halo: Envoy, chapter 5
  3. ^ Halo: Envoy, chapter 7
  4. ^ Halo: Envoy, chapter 8