Harrier-class vessel

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Harrier-class vessel
Production information

Manufacturer:

Forerunner

Role:

Attack vessel

Technical specifications

Engine(s):

Reaction drive

Slipspace drive:

Yes

Armament:

Unknown beam weapon

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Forerunner-Flood war

Affiliation:

Forerunner ecumene

 

Harrier-class vessels,[1] also known as attack harriers[2] or simply harriers,[3] were relatively small and maneuverable third-order Forerunner warships used for interception and containment.[4] They possessed cloaking systems allowing them to remain undetected to enemy sensors. Their armament included a form of beam weapon, as well as gravity slings which allowed them to turn asteroids or other objects into projectiles.[3]

History[edit]

During the later years of the Forerunner-Flood war, the Falchion's forces stationed at the 78th Thema included 700,000 Harriers, deployed from twelve Fortress-class vessels serving as apex control stations. The harriers acted as the primary offensive element of the Falchion's fleet, launching a number of swift precision strikes against the incoming Flood ships,[3] allowing the Forerunners to eventually emerge victorious in the battle.[5] A large number of attack harriers, supported by numerous sentinels, also defended the greater Ark during the Flood's attack.[2] The Keyship Anodyne Spirit posessed a number of Harriers as part of its complement.[6]

Variants[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Silentium, page 212
  2. ^ a b Halo: Silentium, page 258
  3. ^ a b c Halo: Silentium, page 213
  4. ^ Halo: Warfleet - Page 91
  5. ^ Halo: Silentium, page 258
  6. ^ Halo: Warfleet - Page 84