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M9407 drop pod

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M9407 Single Occupant Independent Entry Vehicle
A cropped screenshot of an M9407 drop pod, spawned manually in Halo 5: Forge.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Ushuaia Armory

Product line:

SOIEV

Model:

M9407

Technical specifications

Length:

2.3 meters (7.5 ft)[1]

Width:

2.7 meters (8.9 ft)[1]

Height:

5 meters (16 ft)[1]

Mass:

1,100 pounds (500 kg)[1]

Armament:

None

Crew:

One occupant

Usage

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts

Role(s):

Drop pod

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

 

The M9407 Single Occupant Independent Entry Vehicle is a post-war design of drop pod in the service of the United Nations Space Command.[2][3][4]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

In the years following the human-Covenant war, the UNSC partnered with experienced military contractors to make a number of improvements to the drop pod platform.[1] As such, the M9407 SOEIV is a modern drop pod design that incorporates a number of improvements over its M8823 and M8900 forebears. These include more reliable in-flight communications, limited inertial compensation, compatability with gravitic-assist launch tubes and significantly improved structural integrity. The M9407 also features a more configurable internal harness, with hookups and system interlinks compatible with the latest ODST armor and MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor variants.[2]

The M9047 also features more powerful manoeuvre thrusters, a new air brake design, significantly improved structural integrity with the incorporation of new metal matrix composites, and thermal superconducting elements incorporated into the composite heatshield.[1]

Usage[edit]

329 such drop pods are carried by the UNSC Infinity, and are deployed from R1295 Launching Systems.[5][3]

Gameplay[edit]

The M9407 appears in the Warzone gamemode in Halo 5: Guardians, used to deploy players onto the battlefield in the opening cutscene of a match. In-game, they act as static props though some house REQ terminals for players to call in weapons. The drop pods can also be spawned in Forge, alongside their associated airbrakes, as static props.

Gallery[edit]

Development images[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo Waypoint, UNSC Drop Pods (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  2. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 152
  3. ^ a b Halo: Warfleet, page 42
  4. ^ Steven Loftus clarifying the M9407 on his talk page
  5. ^ Halo 4: Limited Edition, Infinity Briefing Packet
  6. ^ ArtStation, Halo 5 Guardians: Work In Progress: "ODST Drop Pod Blockout: This is the block out of the ODST Drop Pod that I made that was used to give outsourcing for an external partner to finish." (Retrieved on Jun 18, 2024) [archive]