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M8900 drop pod

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M8900 Single Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicle
A cropped screenshot of an M8900 drop pod, cropped from the original image here.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Ushuaia Armory[1][2]

Product line:

SOIEV

Model:

M8900

Technical specifications

Length:

7.7 feet (2.3 m)[1]

Width:

8.7 feet (2.7 m)[1]

Height:

16.4 feet (5.0 m)[1][2]

Mass:

500 kilograms (1,100 lb)[2]

Armament:

None

Crew:

One occupant

Usage

In service:

Human-Covenant War

Role(s):

Drop pod

Affiliation:

 

The M8900 Single Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicle is a SOIEV variant employed by the ODSTs. It was heavily employed during the Human-Covenant War.[2]

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Design details[edit]

The M8900 is an angular design, featuring an armoured prow and several small armoured windows. The pod was favoured by the ODSTs during the later years of the Human-Covenant War, due to being significantly faster than the older M8823 HEV. This increased maneuverability makes the M8823 ideal for drops into areas heavily defended by anti-air weaponry.[2] The top of the pod is fitted with an air brake, while the bottom is fitted with reinforced impact plating to endure the landing.[1]

Operational history[edit]

During the Human-Covenant War, M8900s were the most common kind of drop pod favoured by ODSTs in the later war.[2] In 2544,[3] they were used to deploy ODSTs from UNSC Kronstadt onto Heian in Operation: GREY VEIL. During the engagement, one pod burnt up on entry, and another suffered a failure after landing in deep water - requiring rescue by Cal-141.[4] In the war's final years, they were employed by Alpha-Nine during Operation: FIRESIDE and the Battle of Mombasa.[5][6]

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