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|“||Designed for remote operatives engaging in hostile environmental conditions.||”|
Ranger-class armor is incredibly versatile, but it has a strength in its ability to operate independently of standard Spartan team configurations.
The low-display bifocal visor balances intel management over visibility. The helmet also has resilient atmosphere lines. The armor has energy shield 7P-LCF actuator plug components. The pauldrons have a low-set concave pauldron design that offers impressive resiliency.
The Ranger-class variant is manufactured by Imbrium Machine Complex, and Lethbridge Industrial. Tested at Anakara Resiliency Chamber, it was designed for remote operatives engaging in hostile environmental conditions. It was engineered so users deployed in the field on their own do not need to rely on intel cache, support handlers, and mission controllers. This lead to the armor being the leader within its subset for single-combatant effectiveness.
Due to focusing on operational singularity, the suit is not architecturally comparable to other Mjolnir systems. Even when the Ranger helmet is considered utilitarian and well designed, periodic issues with VISR compatibility bedevils maintenance technicians. By October 2558, the Ranger-class armor was no longer manufactured by Lethbridge and they have been very aggressive in monitoring existing examples and acquiring suits slated for disposal.
There are rumors that early prototypes infiltrated High Charity in the latter years of the Human-Covenant War. The lone-wolf approach to armor infrastructure was popular with ONI/D-6 operators in the field.
|Description (H4): Designed for remote operatives engaging in hostile environmental conditions.||Complete the Combat Opportunity - Master commendation.||Unlocked by default.|
|Helmet description (MCC): Hostile-environment helmet.|
|Shoulders description (MCC): Modular left/right spaulder from Ranger-class armor.|
|Chest description (MCC): Features 7P-LCF actuator plugs for its energy shield system.|
Ranger Strike (STRK) skin
|Description (H4): Customized with STRK armor skin.||Complete the Protector - Master commendation.||Unlocked by default as of Series 4.|
|Helmet description (MCC) Ranger helmet customized with STRK coating.|
|Shoulder description (MCC) Ranger left/ right spaulder customized with STRK coating.|
|Chest description (MCC) Ranger chassis customized with STRK coating.|
Halo 5: Guardians
The Ranger set returns in Halo 5: Guardians. The helmet and body armor are unlockable as armor permutations through the Requisition system. The body armor includes the Ranger chest and shoulders, Ricochet forearms, and Recruit legs.
|The RANGER helmet is utilitarian and well designed, though periodic issues with VISR compatibility bedevils maintenance technicians.||Ultra Rare REQ card|
|Lethbridge no longer manufactures GEN2 RANGER armor, though it has been very aggressive in monitoring existing examples and acquiring suits slated for disposal.||Ultra Rare REQ card|
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List of appearances
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 162
- Halo 4, Spartan Armor Customization: Ranger Description "Designed for remote operatives engaging in hostile environmental conditions."
- Halo 5: Guardians, Spartan Appearance Customization: Ranger - Body Description "Lethbridge no longer manufactures GEN2 RANGER armor, though it has been very aggressive in monitoring existing examples and acquiring suits slated for disposal."
- Halo Waypoint, Halo 4 Interactive Guide - Armor Types: Ranger (Retrieved on Apr 23, 2013) [local archive] [external archive]