Mikpramu-pattern Phantom

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This article is about the Phantom introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. For other Phantom models, see Phantom.
Mikpramu-pattern Warrior Transport
Production information




Technical specifications


31.5 meters (103.5 ft)[1][3]


20 meters (66 ft)[1][3]


10.0 meters (32.8 ft)[1][3]


Twin impulse drive system[3]

Other system(s):

Gravity lift[3]



20 passengers[1][3]



Chronological and affiliation

First catalogued:



Swords of Sanghelios
Jul 'Mdama's Covenant


The Mikpramu-pattern Warrior Transport[1] (UNSC Type classification: Type-57 Dropship Troop Carrier, T-57 DTC)[3] is a dropship in the Phantom line of aircraft employed by the Sangheili.[5][2]


Design details[edit]

The Mikpramu design pattern of Phantom is based on ancient Sangheili designs,[1] sporting a more traditional appearance inspired by aquatic ray-like predators found on Sangheili colonies. They were seldom used during the Covenant due to the design being considered inelegant by San'Shyuum legislators, with the Ru'swum-pattern and later Kez'katu-patterns manufactured by the Assembly Forges instead preferred.[3] With the Covenant's collapse in 2552 and the emergence of a Sangheili civil war, Sangheili warlords instead turned to independent manufacturers such as Achoem Weapons, Kolaar Manufactorum, and Malurok Armory to begin supplying replacment Phantoms instead. To help maintain supply, these manufacturers looked back to older design patterns of Phantom and retrofitted them with more modern weapon and propulsion systems.[1] As such, the Mikpramu is easy to manufacture and maintain without access to high-tier fabrication facilities, at the sacrifice of exoatmospheric performance.[3]


  • Stealth-modified Phantom: stealth-equipped Mikpramus are a prototype craft currently in development as part of a partnership between the United Nations Space Command and the Swords of Sanghelios (and seemingly a follow-up on the basic premise of the Covenant separatists' green-coloured, active camouflage-capable Ru'swum-pattern Phantoms used in 2552). The initiative, pioneered especially by the UNSC Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Admiral Terrence Hood, seeks to share human stealth technology used on the UNSC's own dropships (such as the D102 Owl) to better improve the Swords' own stealth dropships. The program is apparently controversial within the UNSC, though is believed by its proponents to be of value in strengthening the ties that bind the UNSC and Swords of Sanghelios as to prevent another war from occurring; and if one were to break out, the unfettered access provided to vehicles of Covenant origin may be a boon to UNSC forces anyway. The work on the project is undertaken by human engineers (such as Ellie Gracio) working alongside Kolaar Manufactorum's own personnel, with the prototypes referred to by codenames such as "the toy" as to confuse the eavesdropping artificial intelligences of the Created. Due to previous issues caused by the strained working relationship between the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Sangheili, Olympia Vale remains convinced that at least one of the human engineers working on the project is an ONI agent working to slip an exploitable backdoor into the stealth project as to ensure it wouldn't outstrip UNSC capabilities.[6]

Identified Phantoms[edit]

Operational history[edit]

While the Mikpramu-pattern Phantom saw service as early as the Battle of Earth,[5] it was not catalogued by the United Nations Space Command until 2557. The craft did not see widespread service until the aftermath of the end of the Human-Covenant War due to dwindling numbers of Ru'swum-pattern and Kez'katu-pattern Phantoms.[3] Various factions—most notably Jul 'Mdama's Covenant and the Swords of Sanghelios—called upon allied colonies and renovated long-abandoned manufacturing facilities to produce the dropship, along with other war matériel.[3] The Mikpramu was used in multiple battles, including the Battle of Kamchatka and various engagements in the Blooding Years.[2] By October 2558, Mikpramu Phantoms were often used in Warzone simulations aboard the UNSC Infinity.[4]

The stealth Mikpramu program undertaken by Kolaar Manufactorum resulted in at least one operational prototype that was, in November 2559, covertly used by Thel 'Vadam in order to covertly exfiltrate from Vadam Keep on Sanghelios without being detected by the Created. To achieve this, he had five other spacecraft launch in unison, distracting the Created's patrolling Phaeton and Aethra aircraft in order to leave airspace around Kolaar free for launch.[6]

During the Banished invasion of Suban in 2560, a Mikpramu-pattern Phantom was used by a joined Sword/Spartan taskforce in a surprise attack to the Banished-occupied Mines of Shua'ree. Later, more Mikpramu Phantoms were used by the Swords of Sanghelios to fend off the Banished fleet attacking the moon.[7][8]

Production notes[edit]

Alex Cunningham's original concept art for the Phantom, produced for Halo 5: Guardians, lists the dropship as capable of carrying 28 passengers (of Hunter size, or smaller), 4 Ghosts, or 1 Wraith. For the final canon, this number was changed to 20 passengers.


Development images[edit]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 282
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Designs of the Times (Retrieved on Jun 29, 2017) [archive]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Halo Waypoint, Phantom (Retrieved on Nov 27, 2015) [archive]
  4. ^ a b c Halo 5: Guardians, Phantom in-game vehicle
  5. ^ a b Halo Infinite marketing, Halo Infinite Multiplayer Season 1 Cinematic Intro
  6. ^ a b Halo: Outcasts, chapter 3
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, multiplayer map Prism
  8. ^ Halo: Battle for the Blood-Moon