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G81 Condor

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G81 Condor
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Production information

Manufacturer:

Class:

Dropship

Role:

Heavy gunship

Technical specifications

Length:

42.8 meters (140.4 ft)[1]

Width:

25.2 meters (82.6 ft)[1]

Height:

13.0 meters (42.5 ft)[1]

Slipspace drive:

None[2]

Armament:

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

 

The G81 Heavy Gunship, also known as the G81 Condor is a heavy gunship variant of the D81-LRT Condor dropship employed by the stranded UNSC Spirit of Fire during the Second Ark Conflict.[1] It was created by Isabel.[2]

Overview[edit]

The AC-220 Vulture is still currently “officially” the heaviest standard combat air unit the UNSC has to offer, though there is nothing official about the Condor Gunship.[1] The Condor is a slow-moving but powerful gunship variant of the civilian dropship armed with multiple pulse laser turrets and a ballista mini-Magnetic Accelerator Cannon [MAC], all of which can independently target enemy units. The pulse lasers fire quickly, making them effective against massed units, and the MAC is unmatched in hard target elimination. It can be upgraded with a heavy gauss barrage, which fires three quick MAC blasts at enemy targets.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Condor gunships produced on the Spirit of Fire lack a slipspace drive, however, with those systems replaced by older, bulkier. capacitors Isabel used to power the pulse lasers and magnetic accelerator cannon.[2] The Condor Gunship does break a large number of UNSC weapons platform regulations.[1][2]

Operational history[edit]

Condor gunships were created in 2559 during the Second Ark Conflict. The AI Isabel modified several civilian D81-LRT airframes to provide heavy air support for the ground forces of the Spirit. It was first employed during the Banished attack on the control room of Installation 09. [3] One of the G81s employed by Spirit of Fire were destroyed by Forerunner defenses during Operation: SPEARBREAKER, in an attempt to stop a Forerunner Despair-class fighter from being launched by the Banished.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Targets multiple units, Devastating attack, Very heavy armor, Super Unit.
  • Abilities: Mini MAC
  • Tier: 3
  • Cost: Population 40, Supplies 2,000, Power 2,000

The G81 Condor can be built by all UNSC leaders at the Firebase. As the Super Unit for UNSC, it is able to take on both Banished Scarabs and Retriever Sentinels. It is effective against vehicles, aircraft, and structures, but is only okay against infantry. In Blitz, the Condor costs 300 energy, and is only on the field for 60 seconds.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - The Art of War(s)
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - Condor
  3. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Last Stand
  4. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Not on My Watch