G81 Condor

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G81 Condor
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Production information



Heavy gunship

Technical specifications


42.8 meters (140.4 ft)[1]


25.2 meters (82.6 ft)[1]


13.0 meters (42.5 ft)[1]

Slipspace drive:



Chronological and affiliation


Post-Covenant War conflicts


United Nations Space Command


The G81 Heavy Gunship, also known as the G81 Condor is a custom 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]

Design details[edit]

The AC-220 Vulture is currently the heaviest “official”, standard combat air unit the UNSC has to offer, since the condor gunship is custom made and not utilized by the UNSC as a whole. Described as a flying fortress,[1] the G81 Condor is slow-moving but extremely powerful. Although it breaks several UNSC weapons platform and safety regulations, this does not impact its impressive combat performance.[1][2]

The Condor gunship's armament consists of five twin pulse lasers, whose high rate-of-fire and ability to independently target enemy units makes them ideal against massed opponents. A Ballista mini-MAC turret is also fitted, whose power allows it to defeat heavy targets. It can be upgraded to fire three shots in rapid succession. The weapon systems are powered by older capacitor banks which replace the slipspace drive, which also removes its faster-than-light capabilities.[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]


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
  • Building Time: 120 Seconds / 102 Seconds / 90 Seconds / 78 Seconds (No Logistics to Logistics Level 3 applied)

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 Barukaza Workshop 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.

In gameplay, the Condor can effectively strike slow-moving targets. A main drawback of the G81 Condor is that it's not capable of hitting any fast-moving unit - for instance, Ghosts, Hornets, Banshees, and other units can quickly evade its projectiles. Therefore, a constant escort for G81 Condor is required. Its Mini MAC abilities deal small area-of-effect damage and are devastating to all units that get hit. Do note that the Mini MAC may also miss when attempting to hit fast-moving targets.


List of appearances[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 Gunship
  3. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Last Stand
  4. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Not on My Watch