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N'weo-pattern Gigas

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N'weo-pattern world striker
An illustration of the Gigas fighter-bomber.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Lodam Armory[1]

Technical specifications

Length:

41.0 meters (134.5 ft)[1]

Width:

35.2 meters (115.5 ft)[1]

Height:

11.1 meters (36.4 ft)[1]

Mass:

63.2 tons (57.3 tonnes)[1]

Armament:

Crew:

1 pilot

Usage

Year introduced:

Extermination of Karava[1]

Role(s):

Fighter-bomber

Affiliation:

Covenant[1]

 

The N'weo-pattern world striker[1], known to humanity as the Gigas fighter-bomber, is an older Covenant subluminal attack craft.[2]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The Gigas is known for its visually distinctive crescent-shaped wings[3], which extend forward on either side of the craft from a centrally located pilot pod.[1]

Armament[edit]

The Gigas is capable of being outfitted with a huge range of munitions, though is most commonly deployed with two subwave-guided micro-plasma torpedo launchers and two incendiary plasma mortar launchers.[1] The cannon mounts alone are described as the size of an F-29 Nandao.[3]

Operational history[edit]

Early usage[edit]

The Gigas-class world striker earned its nickname during its first usage centuries ago. An unidentified civilisation in the Karava region of space refused to bow to the Covenant's dominion, and as such three hundred Gigas strikecraft were deployed to raze the world in a total genocide.[1]

Modern usage[edit]

Despite the age of this craft, the mouthpiece in the most recent model of Sangheili Flight harness is still equipped with the multi-port required to interface with them.[2] During the Human-Covenant War, Gigas fighter-bombers were carried by the Fleet of Swift Justice. At the end of the Battle of Netherop, one of these strikecraft destroyed the Steadfast Strike.[3]

Trivia[edit]

"Gigas" is a Greek term for "giant." It is the root of the word "gigantic".

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 289
  2. ^ a b Halo 3, Armory: Flight - Helmet Description "Sealed helmet equipped with hyper-wave link for cleaner craft interaction; mouth piece retains multi-port for use in older TARASQUE heavy fighters and GIGAS fighter-bombers."
  3. ^ a b c Halo: Oblivion, chapter 21