Phantom gunboat

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This article is about the exoatmospheric Phantom introduced in Halo: Reach. For other Phantom models, see Phantom.
Phantom gunboat
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Production information



Technical specifications


50.12 meters (164 ft 5 in)[1]


33.47 meters (109 ft 10 in)[1]


20.37 meters (66 ft 10 in)[1]


Impulse drive


  • One heavy plasma cannon
  • Four side-mounted plasma turrets (two per side)
  • One aft-mounted plasma turret
Chronological and affiliation


Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts


Merg Vol's Covenant
Jul 'Mdama's Covenant


The Phantom gunboat is a Covenant exoatmospheric combat craft and a variant of the Type-52 Phantom. It is used for space-based engagements.[2]


Design details[edit]

The Phantom gunboat is similar in design to the standard Type-52 Troop Carrier, but noticeably larger. However, the gunboat is used exclusively as a space combat craft rather than as a troop transport. It is equipped with a chin-mounted heavy plasma cannon, four side-mounted, smaller heavy plasma cannons, (two on either side), and one aft plasma cannon. These weapons fire large plasma rounds similar to those of the normal "concussion" heavy plasma cannon. The gunboat is capable of emitting a powerful energy shield that can deflect missile attacks.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Several Phantom gunboats assaulted the UNSC refit station Anchor 9 in Operation: UPPER CUT during the Fall of Reach. They were escorted by Type-31 Seraphs and Type-27 Banshees. All of the attacking gunboats were destroyed by SPARTAN-B312, who defended the station in a YSS-1000 Sabre.[2]

Parg Vol later used a Phantom gunboat as his personal transport during the Battle of Draetheus V.[3] Several Phantom gunboats were utilized by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Battle of Installation 03.[4]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, 3D model data
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, campaign level, Long Night of Solace
  3. ^ Halo: Spartan Assault, Hunt for the Phantom
  4. ^ Halo: Spartan Strike