Howler missile

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Howler missile
Production overview


Ship-to-ship missile


Ammunition type:

High explosive



Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


The Howler missile is a ship-to-ship missile used by the UNSC Navy.[1][2]


Warships usually carry Howler missiles to complement their Magnetic Accelerator Cannons. Unlike missiles such as the Archer, the Howler does not pack as powerful a punch individually, but is instead designed to overwhelm enemy defenses in mass saturation attacks against dense anti-missile networks. Accordingly, they are extremely fast and agile but lack many of the warhead options available to other systems like the Archer.[3]


M96 Howler[edit]

The UNSC Infinity is armed with 500 pods of twenty M96 Howlers.[2][4] One hundred M96 Howlers can easily neutralize a fully shielded Covenant destroyer, as occurred to Defender of Faith in 2553.[5]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 12-127
  2. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, The Halo Bulletin: 10.10.12 (Retrieved on Oct 10, 2012) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Encyclopedia Extravaganza (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2022) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 188
  5. ^ Halo: The Thursday War, pages 302-303