Muz-pattern Wraith

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Muz-pattern Mortar Tank
Production information


Lodam Armory[1]

Product line:


Technical specifications


8.7 meters (28.6 ft)[1]


9.3 meters (30.4 ft)[1]


3.7 meters (12.3 ft)[1]


47.2 metric tons (46.5 LT; 52.0 ST)[1]

Maximum speed:

82 kilometers per hour (51 mph)[2]


Boosted gravity propulsion drive[3]


Nearly 0.61 meters (2 ft) polymer plating[4]



1 driver


In service:


Light assault gun carriage

  • Armoured infantry support
  • Mobile Anti-vehicle / anti-armor battery
  • Mobile artillery / siege warfare




The Muz-pattern Mortar Tank[1] (UNSC Type classification: Type-26 Assault Gun Carriage, T-26 AGC),[4] and more commonly known as the Wraith, is a Covenant armored infantry support/assault gun vehicle for ground engagements. Unlike most Wraiths the Muz-pattern will often feature a dummy module that operates twin anti-personnel plasma cannons.[1]


Design details[edit]

Main article: Wraith

The Muz-pattern is one of two vehicles type-designated by the Office of Naval Intelligence as the Type-26 Wraith, the other being the more common Zurdo-pattern Wraith. Both vehicles overall feature an extremely similar chassis design, with a few minor morphological differences. The most major design differentiation that separates the two is their plasma cannons - the Muz-pattern features no separate gunner-operated plasma cannon ring mount atop the vehicle. As such, it instead relies on two medium plasma cannons automatically operated by dummy modules that free up the single driver's attention to focus on driving and operating the massive plasma mortar.[1]

Development history[edit]

Muz-pattern Wraiths were less common in the Covenant military than their Zurbo counterparts.[1] Following 2459, all production of Wraiths within the empire was shifted away from these vehicles towards those with a crew-operated plasma cannon mount.[6]

Operational history[edit]

Muz-pattern Wraiths were used as artillery by the forces of the Fleet of Particular Justice during the Battle of Installation 04 in September 2552.[7][8] They were later used by the Prophet of Regret's forces during the Battle of Mombasa and later the Battle of Installation 05.[9][10] During the Battle of the Quarantine Zone the Flood made use of Wraiths against the Covenant, UNSC, and Forerunner Sentinels.[11]. At the outbreak of the Great Schism many Wraiths were used by the Jiralhanae and the Sangheili against one another on Installation 05's surface.[12][13]

By 2559 the Banished had modified their stock of Muz-pattern Wraiths aboard the Enduring Conviction for their campaign on Installation 00.[14]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 275
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint, Wraith (Retrieved on Feb 23, 2016) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo 2: Special Collector's Edition Manual, page 17
  4. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 247
  5. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 117
  6. ^, Halo 3: ODST Service Record, Tools of Destruction: Wraith - Gunner "All post-2549 model Wraiths have an extended crew area with a Type-52 DESW in a ring mount." (Retrieved on Jan 19, 2021) [archive]
  7. ^ Halo: Fireteam Raven, campaign level Rubble
  8. ^ Halo: Fireteam Raven, campaign level Last Stand
  9. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Metropolis
  10. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Delta Halo
  11. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Quarantine Zone
  12. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Uprising
  13. ^ Halo 2, campaign level The Great Journey
  14. ^ Halo Wars 2, campaign level A New Enemy