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HAZOP-class Mjolnir

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HAZOP
GEN2
H4 MJOLNIR HAZOP.png
GEN1 Mark V
HAZOP-class Mjolnir from Halo: Reach armor permutation in Halo: The Master Chief Collection menu.
Production overview

Manufacturer(s):

Materials Group (GEN1)[1][2]
Acheron Security (GEN2)[3]

Testing site(s):

Damascus Materials Testing Facility (GEN1)[1]
Acheron Trauma Sim (GEN2)[3]

Type:

MJOLNIR (GEN1)

MJOLNIR (GEN2)
MJOLNIR (GEN3) (Compatible)

Role(s):

Extended operations in exotic and hazardous environments

 
Some operations are considered hazardous even for a fully armored Spartan.[4]

HAZOP-class Mjolnir (Hazard Operability), is a MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor, is a MJOLNIR armor variant originally designed by the Materials Group,[1] with the GEN2 version being manufactured by Acheron Security.[3]

GEN1 overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The HAZOP armor utilizes a specialized material that helps protect the user from heightened exposure to radiation that normal Mjolnir suits cannot. HAZOP also employs biothreat filters and corrosion-resistant sealing valves that operate in synchronicity,[2] which is a unique technology to process and manufacture oxygen in highly toxic conditions.[1] The helmet can mount an additional MK55 CBRN module, a AN/PCK-221 FARNDALE Command Network Module and an improved variant of the AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON Command Network Module.

The Mark V HAZOP armor includes a helmet and a shoulder piece.[1][5][6]

Development history[edit]

Early on in the Human-Covenant War prototypes of the suits were created for use for where the UNSC had to battle the Covenant head on in environments that were chemically volatile for average Mjolnir suits.[1] As late as 2560, GEN1 HAZOP could still be requisitioned by Spartans, upgraded to be roughly equivalent to GEN3.[7]

GEN2 overview[edit]

Manufactured and battle-tested just outside of the city of Gdynia on Mars.[8]

Design details[edit]

The helmet has a view-path stabilizing visor with AZ-T sensor array, with a modified rebreather castor lines. The chest contains a redundant oxygen filtration system (Unit A-7X43), with the reactor pack in a firm-case fusion pack to simplify withdrawal process.[3] The armor also has the most advanced radiation shielded underarmor mesh currently in production by the UNSC.[9]

Development history[edit]

Templates for the GEN2 were acquired by Acheron Security from the Materials Group in 2553, where a number of advances were engineered to enhance protective operability during EVA deployment while outside a vehicle in slipspace.[3]

Acheron Security re-architected the GEN2 HAZOP-class armor systems explicitly for extended operations within exotic and environmentally hazardous locales.[10]

Usage[edit]

While its process of operability during EVA deployment while outside a vehicle in slipspace is slow, many Spartans have adopted the framework of HAZOP.[3]

In-game information[edit]

Halo: Reach - GEN1[edit]

The HAZOP helmet was introduced in Halo: Reach. It can be unlocked for use in multiplayer.

Armor Description Unlock requirements (Halo: Reach) Unlock requirements (Halo: MCC)
HR HAZOP Helmet Icon.png
HAZOP helmet
Some operations are considered hazardous even for a fully armored Spartan.
Mk.V helmet variant for use in hazardous environments.
Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 7,000 cR Season 1, Tier 1 (Season point 1)
HR HAZOP CBRNHUL Helmet Icon.png
HAZOP (CBRN/HUL)
For operations in extremely hazardous environments; hardened uplink module. Halo: Reach rank icon Sergeant, 2,000 cR Season 1, Tier 27 (Season point 1)
HR HAZOP CNMI Helmet Icon.png
HAZOP (CNM-I)
Command network module-Improved; upgraded variant of the standard issue CNM unit. Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 1,000 cR Season 1, Tier 45 (Season point 1)
HR HAZOP RShoulder Icon.pngHR HAZOP LShoulder Icon.png
HAZOP shoulders
Some operations are considered hazardous even for a fully armored Spartan. Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 500 cR Season 1, Tier 12 (Season point 1)

Halo 4 - GEN2[edit]

HAZOP was one of the armor permutations to return, albeit completely redesigned for GEN2, in Halo 4. In The Master Chief Collection, the HAZOP set and its Forest (FRST) skin variant are available by default.

Armor Description Unlock requirements
(Halo 4)
Unlock requirements
(Halo: MCC)
HAZOP armor in Halo 4 with no skin.
HAZOP
Description (H4): Manufactured and battle-tested just outside of the city of Gdynia on Mars. Reach H4 Rank SR Icon.pngH4 Rank 4 Icon.pngH4 Rank 3 Icon.png Unlocked by default.
Helmet description (MCC): Battle-tested on Mars.
Shoulders description (MCC): Modular left/right spaulder from HAZOP-class armor.
Chest description (MCC): The suit's shield generators provide enhanced radiation shielding.
HAZOP armor in Halo 4 with FRST skin.
HAZOP Forest (FRST) skin
Description (H4): Customized with FOREST armor skin. Unlocked by default.
Helmet description (MCC) HAZOP helmet customized with FOREST coating.
Shoulder description (MCC) HAZOP left/ right spaulder customized with FOREST coating.
Chest description (MCC) HAZOP chassis customized with FOREST coating.

Halo Infinite - Upgraded GEN1[edit]

The Mark V HAZOP helmet and its attachments are available for multiplayer Spartan armor customization on the Mark V [B] armor core in Halo Infinite. The HAZOP shoulders are available under the SAP series of shoulder pads.

Helmet Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of the HAZOP Helmet.
HAZOP
Materials Group The HAZOP biothreat filters and corrosion-resistant sealing valves operate in synchronicity, which made adapting them to other helmets very difficult. Rare Purchase "HAZOP Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,00 cR (or 1,000 cR during a sale)
Icon of the SAP/HAZOP Left Shoulder.Icon of the SAP/HAZOP Right Shoulder.
SAP/HAZOP
Materials Group Materials Group was quick to identify useful field innovations made by Spartans, including their cunning re-use of discarded Titanium-A preformed plate elements. Rare
Icon of the UA/Type HAZ Chest.
UA/Type HAZ
Materials Group Supplemental leg armor. Rare

Attachments[edit]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 92
  2. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: HAZOP - Helmet Description "The HAZOP biothreat filters and corrosion-resistant sealing valves operate in synchronicity, which made adapting them to other helmets very difficult."
  3. ^ a b c d e f Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 155
  4. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: HAZOP description
  5. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: HAZOP Helmet - Description "Mk.V helmet variant for use in hazardous environments."
  6. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: HAZOP Shoulders - Description "Some operations are considered hazardous even for a fully armored Spartan."
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Parallel Threads (Retrieved on Jun 25, 2021) [archive]
  8. ^ Halo 4, Armory: HAZOP description
  9. ^ Halo 4 Limited Edition: Infinity briefing packet
  10. ^ Halo Waypoint, Halo 4 Interactive Guide - Armor Types: HAZOP (Retrieved on Apr 23, 2013) [local archive] [external archive]