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Ekesan-pattern Umbra

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Ekesan-pattern heavy transport
An illustration of the Umbra.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Assembly Forges[1]

Technical specifications

Length:

19.6 meters (64.3 ft)[1]

Width:

12.0 meters (39.4 ft)[1]

Height:

6.8 meters (22.3 ft)[1]

Mass:

75 tons (68 tonnes)[1]

Armament:

1 medium plasma cannon[1]

Crew:

One driver and one gunner[1]

Complement:

Usage

In service:

Human-Covenant War

Role(s):

Troop Carrier [2]

Affiliation:

Covenant

 

The Ekesan-pattern heavy transport[1], known to humanity as the Umbra, is a fast, lightly armored Covenant surface transport vehicle used to ferry troops into battle.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Description[edit]

The Umbra is an arch-shaped ground vehicle that features the same anti-gravity technology most standard Covenant ground vehicles use. At the top of the Umbra's arch is the driver's cockpit and a gunner's seat with a plasma cannon. Below the driver and gunner seats is the carrier pod. On each side of the Umbra's carrier pod is a square, luminous touchpad that, when pressed, releases the lock and causes the outer wall to lower and extend a ramp leading into the vehicle.[2] The ramp on each side of the vehicle leads to ten troop stations for a total of twenty troop stations per carrier pod.[3]

Operational History[edit]

Usage on Netherop[edit]

In 2526, Kelly-087 witnessed the Covenant deploy two Umbras via air drop by a Mokol'ta-pattern Spirit on Netherop. With some assistance, Kelly-087 was able to secure an Umbra [2] and rendezvous with Amalea Petrov and her First Platoon in order to aid John-117 and the rest of Blue Team on their mission to secure the Covenant frigate, Lucky Break.[3]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 275
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo: Oblivion, chapter 13
  3. ^ a b Halo: Oblivion, chapter 16