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This article documents its subject as it pertains to the gameplay of the Halo games, rather than the lore.
Universe and lore
The AV-14 Hornet is a VTOL capable aircraft in service since at least 2524, during the Insurrection. It served all the way into the Human-Covenant War from the Battle for Arcadia to the Battle of Installation 00.
Halo Wars 2
The most analogous vehicle to the Hornet is the Falcon from Halo: Reach. It acts as the mainline UNSC air that game as well and features dual gunner seats. In-game versions can carry more passengers and some have a pilot-controlled main gun. Halo 4 also brings in the Pelican, which has two exposed side seats.
The Hornet is often the mainline UNSC aircraft, that can carry two passengers and can hover in place over areas.
The Hornet is usable in the Halo 3 multiplayer on certain maps and modes. A Spartan riding on a Hornet's skids can deploy equipment while an Elite cannot.
In Halo 2: Anniversary, the Hornet can be found on Bloodline in certain game modes. It can be affected by the base EMPs.
The Hornet is a Forge object on a few maps in Halo 3. This includes Sandbox and Sandtrap. Prices and amounts that can be placed are different depending on the map and whether they are being played in the Halo 3 component of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
The Hornet in Halo Wars is the mainline UNSC aircraft and is capable of engaging both ground and air targets. It can be built at the Air Pad for a cost of 250 resources and 2 population with a tech level of 2. It has several upgrades:
Halo Wars 2
Changes from Halo 3/Halo 3: ODST to Halo 2: Anniversary
List of appearances