Ibis-class freighter

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A side view of an Ibis-class freighter.

The Ibis-class freighter is a human transport ship in use by the UNSC and Insurrectionists.[1]


Design details[edit]

The Ibis boasts four nacelle-mounted engines capable of rotation to adjust the ship's orientation, primarily pointed down to assist in providing lift. Propulsion is provided by two additional engines on the ship's aft.[2] Unlike larger freighter classes such as the Laden- and Parabola-classes, the Ibis-class is not primarily run by an artificial intelligence but rather, a small human crew.[1]

Service history[edit]

Insurrectionist usage[edit]

In January 2553, Insurrectionists of the New Colonial Alliance boarded UNSC Infinity using an Ibis-class freighter.[3] The United Rebel Front had also acquired at least one of these ships for use on the moon of Talitsa.[2]

Ibis' continued to be used to supply UNSC Infinity by 2558, with one such vessel docking with Infinity on May 9 of that year just prior to the commencement of Operation: WHISTLE STOP.[4]

Production notes[edit]

An Ibis-class freighter can be found in the skybox of the Halo 4 Castle Map Pack map Outcast. When first announced the Halo Waypoint screenshot gallery for the map labelled the ship "Darter," initially leading to the assumption that this ship was in some way related to the D82-EST Darter prominently featured in the Halo Wars games.[5] A later comment on this website from Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide contributor Stephen Loftus clarified that the ship was not a Darter—noting the extreme size difference between the two craft. The Ibis' true nature was finally clarified in the Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition).[1]


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