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ORBITAL-class Mjolnir

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Orbital
H5G-Orbital.png
Production overview

Manufacturer(s):

Naphtali Contractor Corporation[1]

Testing site(s):

Buffalo Breaker Yards[1]

Type:

MJOLNIR (GEN2)

Role(s):

Microgravity operations

Feature(s):

  • Buffalo A-29 comm suite
  • Momentum-governing collar mounts
  • Valence-fading blast shield
  • L4-0 braced generaotrs
  • Tow-grip isolation packs
 
Used along Luna's skyhooks and tethers during the Covenant's assault on Sol.

ORBITAL-class Mjolnir is a variant of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor [GEN2] manufactured by Naphtali Contractor Corporation.[2]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The helmet includes a Buffalo A-29 comm suite, which works flawlessly with the ad-hoc and anarchic telecommunication networks found in many colonies.[3] Some models of the helmet have the "Mark of the Breaker" skull emblazoned on the visor.[1]

The suit has momentum-governing collar mounts,[1] a valence-fading blast shield, L4-0 braced generators, and tow-grip isolation packs for quick yet stable mobility in zero-g settings.[4]

Development history[edit]

Developed by the Naphtali Contractor Corporation, the Orbital variant was tested and was the first to survive the Buffalo Breaker Yards testing site. This granted some models of the helmet a distinct skull emblem, known as the "Mark of the Breaker", on the visor.[1]

The suit is a modified variant following the same production lines as the EVA-class Mjolnir, though it was developed specifically for orbital and suborbital combat, where conditions similar to space often converge with harsh atmosphere and gravity-borne challenges.[1]

It was also field-tested during the battles in the skyhooks and space elevators on Earth and Luna during the Battle of Earth.[5] This test was a success, leading to the Orbital-class armor's adoption by Spartan-IVs.[1]

Usage[edit]

Adoption of this set has not overtaken the EVA variant, although War Games has repeatedly proven the Orbital armor's viability.[1]

Patrolling Spartans equipped with ORBITAL-class Mjolnir armor are a common sight near Earth's orbital tethers and military space stations.[3]

In-game Information[edit]

Halo 4[edit]

Orbital was first introduced into the Halo games as an armor set in Halo 4. The armor has two available skins: Aeon (AEON) and Swift (SWFT). As with all Halo 4 armor, the skins were not included in the initial release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, though the release of Halo 4 on PC and the start of Series 4: Reclaimer saw the skins added into the collection as default unlocks.

Both skin variants for Orbital have an additional Twin-plated arms counterpart.

Armor Description Unlock requirements (Halo 4) Unlock requirements (Halo: MCC)
Halo 4 Orbital armour with no skin.
Orbital
Description (H4): Used along Luna's Skyhooks and tethers during the Covenant's assault on Sol. Reach H4 Rank SR Icon.pngH4 Rank 4 Icon.pngH4 Rank 1 Icon.png Unlocked by default.
Helmet description (MCC): Prototypes were rushed into use during the Covenant's assault on Sol.
Shoulders description (MCC): Modular left/right spaulder from Orbital-class armor.
Chest description (MCC): The collar features integral momentum-governors.
Halo 4 Orbital armour with AEON skin.
Orbital Aeon (AEON) skin
Description (H4): Customized with AEON armor skin. Complete the Covenant Destroyer - Master commendation Unlocked by default as of Series 4.
Helmet description (MCC) Orbital helmet customized with AEON coating.
Shoulder description (MCC) Orbital left/ right spaulder customized with AEON coating.
Chest description (MCC) Orbital chassis customized with AEON coating.
Halo 4 Orbital armour with SWFT skin.
Orbital Swift (SWFT) skin
Description (H4): Customized with SWFT armor skin. Enter the final Classified code on the Xbox 360 Halo Waypoint app. Unlocked by default as of Series 4.
Helmet description (MCC) Orbital helmet customized with SWFT coating.
Shoulder description (MCC) Orbital left/ right spaulder customized with SWFT coating.
Chest description (MCC) Orbital chassis customized with SWFT coating.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

The Orbital set returns in Halo 5: Guardians. The helmet and body armor are unlockable as armor permutations through the Requisition system. The body armor is not a fully-original design, and as such includes a number of supplementary Halo 4 pieces - primarily the Twin-plated forearms and Recruit legs. The Orbital set has three alternate skins; Perihelion, Aphelion and Equinox.

Helmet Description Unlock requirements
H5G REQ Helmets Orbital Uncommon
Orbital (helmet)
The Buffalo A-29 comm suite in the ORBITAL helmet works flawlessly with the ad-hoc and anarchic telecommunication networks found in many colonies. Uncommon REQ card
H5G REQ Helmets Orbital Perihelion Rare
Orbital Perihelion (helmet skin)
The Buffalo A-29 comm suite in the ORBITAL helmet works flawlessly with the ad-hoc and anarchic telecommunication networks found in many colonies. Rare REQ card
H5G REQ Helmets Orbital Aphelion Ultra Rare
Orbital Aphelion (helmet skin)
The Buffalo A-29 comm suite in the ORBITAL helmet works flawlessly with the ad-hoc and anarchic telecommunication networks found in many colonies. Ultra Rare REQ card
H5G REQ Helmets Orbital Equinox Legendary
Orbital Equinox (helmet skin)
The Buffalo A-29 comm suite in the ORBITAL helmet works flawlessly with the ad-hoc and anarchic telecommunication networks found in many colonies. Legendary REQ card
REQ Card - Armor Orbital.png
Orbital (body)
Patrolling Spartans equipped with ORBITAL-class Mjolnir armor are a common sight near Earth's orbital tethers and military space stations. Uncommon REQ card
REQ Card - Armor Orbital Perihelion.png
Orbital Perihelion (body skin)
Patrolling Spartans equipped with ORBITAL-class Mjolnir armor are a common sight near Earth's orbital tethers and military space stations. Rare REQ card
REQ Card - Armor Orbital Aphelion.png
Orbital Aphelion (body skin)
Patrolling Spartans equipped with ORBITAL-class Mjolnir armor are a common sight near Earth's orbital tethers and military space stations. Ultra Rare REQ card
REQ Card - Armor Orbital Equinox.png
Orbital Equinox (body skin)
Patrolling Spartans equipped with ORBITAL-class Mjolnir armor are a common sight near Earth's orbital tethers and military space stations. Legendary REQ card

Trivia[edit]

The skins in Halo 5: Guardians all refer to positions of planets in relation to the sun. Perihelion is closest, aphelion is farthest, and an equinox is when day and night are equal in length.

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Halo 4 skins[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians skins[edit]

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