M808B2 Sun Devil

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M808B2 Air Defence System
HGC SunDevil Model.jpg
Production information

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Technical specifications


Twin-linked 40mm autocannons[Note 1]


In service:

Human-Covenant War



UNSC Armed Forces


The M808B2 Air Defense System, also known as the M808B2 "Sun Devil", is a a modified variant of the M808B Scorpion main battle tank.[2]


Design details[edit]

Main article: M808B Scorpion

The Sun Devil is built on a slightly modified Scorpion tank hull, and uses a full-rotation turret fitted with four twin-linked 40mm autocannons.[3][4][Note 1] The Sun Devil's threat tracking and targeting systems make it extremely effective at attacking Covenant aircraft such as the Banshee.[5]


While ostensibly an anti-aircraft vehicle, the Sun Devil was used in anti-personnel role throughout the insurrection years, and proved to be very effective in clearing Covenant light infantry from contested points during the Human-Covenant War.[1][2]

Production notes[edit]

The concept of an anti-air Scorpion was first considered in early preproduction for Halo 2 - with early design documentation referencing the idea of an anti-air Scorpion.[6] The vehicle was later brought into the Halo universe with the release of the Halo Encyclopedia - which may have based the description on the intended Halo 2 vehicle similar to the Warthog variants similarly-cut from the game.[3] The vehicle was first-realised in visual form with the 2016 release of Halo: Ground Command.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition) entry for the Sun Devil lists it as having four twin-linked cannons, while the Halo Waypoint entry lists it as having two. Given the model produced for Ground Command displays four such weapons, this articles uses the Encyclopedia statistic.


  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Blitz Coverage (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  2. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint, Scorpion (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  3. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 238
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 248
  5. ^ Halo: Ground Command: Sun Devil stat card
  6. ^ Halo 2: Artifacts, Episode 4 - The Cutting Room Floor: 13:25