M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Cannon

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M6 Grindell/Galilean nonlinear cannon
An AV-22 Sparrowhawk firing its M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Cannon in Halo Wars.
Production overview

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Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War[2]


The Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Cannon (W/AV M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Cannon or M6 G/GNC) is a chin-mounted laser cannon that is equipped on the AV-22 Sparrowhawk and its AV-22B variant.[1] It is an upgraded variant of the M6 Spartan Laser.[3]


Design details[edit]

The M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Cannon has similar firing and recharge rates to the man-portable M6 Spartan Laser, though it has a higher damage potential and a faster charge up. Unlike the standard Spartan Laser, however, the W/AV M6 G/GNC fires a bluish-white beam, which may suggest higher intensity.[2] The cannon allows gunners to conduct devastatingly effective long-range strikes with pinpoint accuracy.[1] After the Human-Covenant War, the components of the M6 G/GNC were miniaturized and installed on infantry-portable M6/E variants.[4]

Production notes[edit]

In the Halo Wars: Official Strategy Guide, the M6 G/GNC is discrepantly listed as the "H6 Spartan Hawk Laser".[5] In the personnel profiles included in Halo Wars' limited edition and Steam rewards, it is referred to simply as an "M6 Spartan Laser".[6]


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