M8823 drop pod
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The M8823 is a box-like design when compared to other drop pod designs, boasting a door and airframe coated in Titanium-A armor. When expelled, the door can be employed as cover by the occupant inside. The ODST inside sits in a crash web with minimal inertial dampening and comfort, and basic controls for course correction. However, the pod's internal computer directs the overall descent and evasive maneuvers. Upon entering atmosphere, the M8823 extends its drogue panels, as well as release decoys to draw enemy fire away while they begin to decelerate. At one kilometre above the surface, braking rockets engage to slow the pod down.
The side panels of the M8823 are storage bays, capable of holding spare food, weapons, ammunition and other supplies to sustain planetary operations for a short time without resupply.
During the Human-Covenant War, M8823s were commonly employed by Charon and Stalwart-class UNSC frigates. 600 were also present aboard the Phoenix-class colony ship refit UNSC Spirit of Fire, and 124 aboard UNSC Infinity. For its refit for Operation: RED FLAG, 216 were part of the complement of the UNSC Pillar of Autumn.
During the Battle of Installation 05, John-117 and First Platoon deployed to the surface of the ring from UNSC In Amber Clad, with ODSTs later deploying from UNSC Forward Unto Dawn during the Battle of Installation 00. M8823s were later used to transport Sunray 1-1 to the surface of the Ark during the Second Ark Conflict.
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