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M8900 drop pod

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M8900 Single Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicle
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Production information

Manufacturer:

Ushuaia Armory[1]

Product line:

SOIEV

Model:

M8900

Technical specifications

Length:

5.5 meters (18 ft)[1]

Mass:

500 kilograms (1,100 lb)[1]

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.[1]

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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.[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.[1] They were employed during Operation: FIRESIDE and the Battle of Mombasa.[2][3]

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