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The Egret Spaceliner is a dual-purpose spacecraft that can accommodate 600 passengers, and requires 12 crew to operate. On their undercarriage, they are capable of hauling up to five massive cargo containers. The cargo container has the following dimensions:
As a civilian starliner, the Egret was the single-most common civilian transport found in the core worlds. During the Siege of the Inner Colonies, they were often shot down by Covenant forces while attempting to evacuate civilians from cities under attack.
Attacks in the Epsilon Eridani system
In use during the Battle of Tribute and the Fall of Reach, at least five were used to evacuate both soldiers and civilians from New Alexandria during the Covenant invasion of Reach. During this evacuation, one of these ships was destroyed upon take-off from the New Alexandria Starport. The craft were under attack from Covenant ground forces and were close to being overrun, while an Ceudar-pattern heavy corvette over the starport prevented them from taking off. As the situation got desperate, SPARTAN-B312 fired a missile battery at the corvette, severely damaging it and forcing the corvette to retreat, just in time for the transports which were able to take off and get to safety. Around this time, such craft were used to evacuate the populace of Casbah City, Tribute, another planet in the Epsilon Eridani system.
During the peace negotiations between the Sangheili and the Jiralhanae in 2558, the transport craft DS-004 served as a diplomatic shuttle for the ambassadors, transporting them to the surface of Ealen IV.
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