Mark 2555 heavy railgun
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|Mark 2555/20cm heavy railgun|
The Mark 2555 railgun mounted on the left shoulder of a Colossus.
Post-Covenant War conflicts (presumably 2555-present)
The Mark 2555/20 cm heavy railgun (HRG) is an electromagnetically-operated heavy artillery piece in the service of the United Nations Space Command.
The Mark 2555 follows the older Mark 2547 model, operating as a heavy railgun. The weapon was originally designed to fire from a fixed position, and was intended to be mounted atop static structures and fortifications. However, they have since been installed on the modular hardpoints of the HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark II (J) Colossus walker, with the vehicle's most common configuration mounting a Mark 2555 on the left shoulder, above the M193LP autocannon. In this configuration, the weapon is capable of targeting only ground units.
The Mark 2555 railgun fires a 20 cm slug from its rails, and is considered a long-ranged weapon.
Based on its model designation, the Mark 2555 presumably entered service in the eponymous year of 2555. It was used by the forces of UNSC Spirit of Fire in the Second Ark Conflict in 2559. During the war on the Ark, multiple Colossi sporting Mark 2555 HRGs were used during Operation: SPEARBREAKER.
Earlier concept art for the Colossus, depicting a railgun turret more obviously lineaged from the ARC-920 railgun in the Halo FPS games.
List of appearances
- Halo Wars 2 (First appearance)
- ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 146
- ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs: Colossus
- ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level Not On My Watch