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D80 Condor

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One of three crashed D80 Condors on the surface of Installation 07 in Halo Infinite.
A crashed D80 Condor.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Misriah Armory[1]

Class:

Condor[1]

Role:

Dropship[1]

Technical specifications

Slipspace drive:

Equipped (Limited)[1]

Chronological and affiliation

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command[1]

 

"Three UNSC Condors. Seeing one is rare. Finding three? It's a miracle."
Fernando Esparza to John-117 upon finding a Condor trio.[2]

The D80 Condor (Formal classification: Dropship 80),[3] more commonly known as the Condor, is the original model of the Condor heavy dropship.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The D80 Condor is built on the airframe of the D77C Pelican. It has limited slipspace capabilities, with transit times roughly double those of concurrent larger, more efficient aircraft.[1]

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Manuals[edit]

Service history[edit]

Post-war[edit]

Main article: Battle for Installation 07

During the Battle for Zeta Halo, at least three D80 Condors were used against the Atriox's Banished, and have been ended up having crash-landed in the region south of the Silent Auditorium, where a trio of Gorespike cannons were deployed.[2] After a pair of Gorespikes shot down the Pelican Echo 216 and forced it to land in the area, Fernando Esparza found the three Condors' wrecks crash-landed on the same place as he sought to fled Installation 07 by digging through them and find one with a still working slipspace drive, once John-117 is done with the war with the Banished.[2] After the Spartan destroyed all three local Gorespike cannons and killed Hyperius and Tovarus, Esparza, however, was unable to find any intact Condor as they were all revealed to have been completely gutted and cratered, alongside their obliterated slipspace drives.[2]

Non-canon and dubious canon appearances[edit]

Silver Timeline[edit]

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The "SuperCondor" Condor 325 is used by Silver Team during humanity's war with the Covenant.[4]

Production notes[edit]

Appearances in Halo: The Television Series[edit]

The D80-LRT "SuperCondor" in Halo: The Television Series.

In Halo: The Television Series, the D80-LRT "SuperCondor",[5] which is considered a larger form of the standard Condor, was used in the live-active series, instead of the normal D80 Condor design introduced in Halo Infinite.[5] Although the "SuperCondor" was seemingly based partially on the standard D80 Condor frame, including its cargo-bay (albeit slightly longer) and feature a slipspace drive, it bears additionally many similarities to the D81-LRT Condor; it features an extra level, which what appears to be an additional bay on the tail boom, and as well as eight maneuvering thrusters identical to the D79-TC Pelican, similar to D81-LRT's so-called "Mission Package".[5] The D80-LRT "SuperCondor" is also armed with at least a nose-mounted chaingun, unlike seemingly the D80 Condor in Halo Infinite as it appeared to have no any armament at all.[6]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Waypoint - Universe, Vehicles, Condor (Retrieved on Mar 4, 2021) [archive]
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite, campaign mission Graveyards: Pelican Down
  3. ^ a b Halo Infinite, D80 Condor Dropship 80 Service Manual model
  4. ^ Halo: The Television Series, episode Contact
  5. ^ a b c YouTube - IGN, How the Halo TV Series Aims to 'Honor the Games': D80-LRT "SuperCondor" models (Retrieved on Mar 16, 2022)
  6. ^ Halo: The Television Series, episode Transcendence