Lotus anti-tank mine

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Lotus mines being used on Installation 00 in 2559.

The Lotus anti-tank mine (or Lotus for short) is a type of UNSC area-denial ordnance that can be described as "flowerlike".[1] It is a disk a quarter meter across with spikes along the rim to stabilize it when buried.[2]

The shaped charge[3] may be triggered in a number of ways. A proximity sensor[4] makes the Lotus effective against lower hovering vehicles such as those used by the Covenant. The sensor may also be enabled remotely[3] and its sensitivity altered for use against infantry.[5][3][4] The Lotus Anti-Tank Mine also has a countdown mode.[2]The charge itself is powerful enough to penetrate the armor of a Scorpion Tank.[1]

The Lotus should not be confused with the TR/9 antipersonnel mine or the Type 14 Magnetic/Anti-Tank Mine.

Gameplay[edit]

Halo Wars 2[edit]

The Lotus mines appear in Halo Wars 2 as a leader ability for UNSC leaders and as a constructible fortification in Terminus Firefight.

Leader ability[edit]

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Lotus minefield[edit]

The Lotus Minefield fortification in Terminus Firefight.

The Lotus minefield can be constructed on the map The Last Bastion for 100 supply and 50 power. The proximity-detonated mines explode when enemy units get near them.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, "chapter 39"
  2. ^ a b Halo: First Strike, page 314
  3. ^ a b c Halo: The Fall of Reach, "chapter 27"
  4. ^ a b Halo: The Fall of Reach, "chapter 35"
  5. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, "prologue"