Nandao fighter

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Nandao fighter
Production information


Space fighter

Chronological and affiliation


Human-Covenant War




The Nandao fighter is a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) space fighter.[1]


The Nandaos are described as having a "dart shape"[2], and are considered powerful enough that an understaffed Covenant frigate would avoid having to face a squadron of them.[3] The craft are capable of flying at Mach 12.[3]

The Mariner helmet is optimised for the flight systems of the Nandao, alongside those of the Baselard and Sabre.[4]

Operational history[edit]

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The Nandao was in service by 2526 with ten squadrons serving as a part of Task Force Pantea.[1]

One squadron of Nandaos that was in service around this time was Echo One.[3]


A Nandao is a type of Chinese sword.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Halo: Oblivion, chapter 12
  2. ^ Halo: Oblivion, chapter 21
  3. ^ a b c Halo: Oblivion, chapter 17
  4. ^ Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Mariner helmet description