M400 Kodiak

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M400 Kodiak
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Technical specifications

Armament:

Cannon
Machine gun

Usage

Role(s):

Artillery

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command[1]
Surakan Militia Volunteers[2]

 
"If you can see it I can shoot it."
— A Kodiak operator during the Banished occupation of Installation 00.[1]

The M400 Kodiak is an eight-wheeled siege vehicle that features a pivoting cannon. The Kodiak can also lock itself down similar to the SP42 Cobra.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Kodiaks were used by the United Nations Space Command during the Human-Covenant War.[3] In 2557, a couple of them were collected by Ram Chalva's salvage crew from beneath the glassed surface of Mesa.[4] During the Battle of Carrow in September 2558, the Surakan Militia Volunteers used multiple Kodiaks against Hekabe's forces.[2] In April 2559, Kodiaks saw action on Installation 00 during the fight between the UNSC Spirit of Fire and the Banished.[1]

Known Kodiaks[edit]

  • G271: This Kodiak was used by the Spirit of Fire and saw action on Installation 00.
  • X038: This Kodiak was used by the Spirit of Fire and saw action on Installation 00.
  • X105: This Kodiak was used by the Spirit of Fire and saw action on Installation 00.
  • X120: This Kodiak was used by the Spirit of Fire and saw action on Installation 00.

Gameplay[edit]

Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Artillery, Fires when deployed, Very long range, Strong against infantry.
  • Abilities: Artillery Deployment
  • Tier: 2
  • Cost: Population 6, Supplies 525, Power 0

In Halo Wars 2 Kodiaks can be built by all UNSC leaders at the UNSC Garage. Kodiaks are effective against infantry, vehicles, and structures while deployed. They are only able to attack aircraft when not deployed and perform poorly against them. Due to the range of the Kodiak's artillery attack, a spotter is required to designate targets for the cannon. If the player picks Anders as their leader, the Kodiak's shells get an upgrade through the Sentinel Beacon Leader Power, which allows the shells landing to summon a Sentinel to encircle an area. If the player picks Serina as a Leader, the Kodiak can be upgraded with Cryo Shells through Cryotech Advances Leader Power, allowing the shells to give a chill effect to the area around it.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Kodiak is seemingly based on the cut Fox Cannon from Halo Wars.
  • Following the UNSC tradition of naming vehicles after animals, the M400 is named after the Kodiak bear, the largest species of brown bear native to the Kodiak Archipelago.
  • The Kodiak is similar to the GDI Rhino from Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, a vehicle which can be deployed into artillery mode.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Halo Wars 2
  2. ^ a b Halo: Envoy, page 216
  3. ^ Halo: Smoke and Shadow
  4. ^ Halo: Smoke and Shadow, page 67 (Google Play edition)