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Ares missile

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Ares missile
Production overview

Type:

Ship-to-ship missile[1]

Specifications

Ammunition type:

High explosive[1]

Operation:

Tube/silo fired; Computer guided[1]

Service history

In service:

Insurrection[1]

 

The Ares missile is a series of ship-to-ship missiles carried by Colonial Military Authority warships, intended for engaging enemy ships in space combat.[1][2] The transfer of CMA military assets into the control of the United Nations Space Command would see it used by the UNSC, though seemingly eventually retired.

Overview[edit]

Unlike its successors, whose pods carry thirty or more missiles, an Ares silo carried only a single missile. Warships historically carried far fewer Ares missiles than Archer missiles.[1] Ares missiles were typically mounted on the ships of the CMA Navy while the UNSC Navy preferred Archers.

Models[edit]

M35 Ares[edit]

The M35 Ares missile is employed as a weapon system aboard the Dilligence-class destroyer. The Dilligence carries forty M35 launchers.[3]

M44 Ares[edit]

M44 Ares missiles were employed during the Insurrection conflict during the 25th century. The Scholte-class missile corvette was designed by the CMA to carry two such missile pods, alongside a complement of M58 Archer missiles.[2]

M48 Ares[edit]

The M48 Ares missile is employed as a weapon system aboard the Hillsborough-class heavy destroyer. The Hillsborough carries fifty-six M48 missiles.[4]

Trivia[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo: Evolutions - The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, section 4
  2. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Foundations (Retrieved on Jan 12, 2022) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 124
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 125