M6/V Spartan Laser
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|Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6/V Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle|
19.07 kilograms (42.0 lb)
299,792,458 m/s (983,571,056 ft/s)
The Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6/V Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle (W/AV M6/V G/GNR), colloquially known as the M6/V Spartan Laser, is a variant of the M6 Spartan Laser directed-energy weapon manufactured by Misriah Armory and used by the United Nations Space Command.
- Main article: M6 Spartan Laser
The M6/V Spartan Laser is one of a myriad of variants of the M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle, an initially exorbitantly expensive weapon which underwent several refinements and iterations to reduce its cost.. As with all variants of the Spartan Laser, the M6/V has an integrated and smart-linked Wyrd III optics suite, capable of 3× magnification. The weapon is also equipped with a foldable targeting display on its side, much like the M6/X Spartan Laser. The variant was designed with a larger focus on operator safety via a versatile focus canopy.
The M6/V is typically used in both anti-vehicle and anti-personnel roles, and was heavily employed in the final years of the Human-Covenant War. In late 2552, the M6/V Spartan Laser was extensively used throughout the Fall of Reach, including during the Siege of New Alexandria and the Battle of Asźod. The use of this Spartan Laser model was also used in Battle for Earth, with Corporal Taylor Miles of 103rd Shock Troops Battalion's Alpha-Nine employing one such variant at some point during the Battle of Mombasa after Prophet of Regret's Solemn Penance departure from the city.
Almost seven years after the Human-Covenant War, the Jerome-092's Red Team from crews of the UNSC Spirit of Fire used M6/V Spartan Lasers during the Second Ark Conflict against the Banished.
- Main article: Spartan Laser
The M6/V Spartan Laser is featured in Halo: Reach as a usable weapon known as the Spartan Laser. It is a power weapon, which fires a powerful laser that deals an incredible amount of damage, destroying all vehicles with a single well-placed shot. The Spartan Laser is one of the most powerful weapons in the game, and to compensate, it has a limited use of four shots, a short cooldown after a discharge, and inability to pick up ammo.
As a reference to its development program, the side of the M6/V has the Norse symbol for Gungnir etched into it, which was the mythical spear wielded by the god Odin in Norse Mythology. Gungnir was described as having the ability to always hit its mark. Part of the mythology is that Odin would hurl his spear over the doomed side of a battle.
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The HUD icon for the M6/V Spartan Laser's icon.
SPARTAN-B312 firing an M6/V.
A burst of Spartan Laser destroys a UH-144 Falcon mid-air.
A Spartan charges the M6/V while flying on the jetpack.
Spartan Laser model in Halo Wars 2 gameplay.
Jerome-092 using a M6/V during the Second Ark Conflict.
A M6/V used by Red Team on Installation 09.
List of appearances
- Halo: Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: Spartan Strike
- Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo
- Halo: Ground Command
- Halo Wars 2
- ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 179
- ^ a b c d Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 183
- ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 329
- ^ a b c d e Halo: Reach, Gameplay
- ^ a b Halo Wars 2, Halo: Reach Model used in gameplay
- ^ a b The Toyark, News: Official Photos of Jazwares Halo The Spartan Collection Figures (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
- ^ a b Gamestop, Halo: Reach Kat-B320 The Spartan Collection (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
- ^ Halo Waypoint - Universe, Spartan Laser (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
- ^ a b Bungie.net, Ordnance: Spartan Laser: "The M6 G/GNR (more formally Weapon/Anti-Vehicle, Directed Energy, M6) is a semi-automatic only laser weapon. It can be used in both anti-vehicle and anti-personnel roles. The weapon has an integrated Wyrd III optics suite (smart-linked)." (Retrieved on Apr 12, 2016) [archive]
- ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 69
- ^ Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo, page 112