Rizsheda-pattern Shade

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This article is about the Shade turret model introduced in Halo 3. For other models of Shade turret, see Shade.
Rizsheda-pattern Gun Pod
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Production information


Assembly Forges[1]

Product line:


Technical specifications


4.1 meters (13.4 ft)[1]


3.2 meters (10.5 ft)[1]


4.1 meters (13.3 ft)[1]


303 kilograms (667 lb)[1]


2 Class-2 directed energy cannons[2]


1 gunner


In service:

Human-Covenant War
Great Schism
Second Ark Conflict




Covenant (Loyalist remnants)


The Rizsheda-pattern Gun Pod,[1] (UNSC Type classification: Type-26 Anti-Infantry Stationary Gun, T-26 ASG)[3] is a Covenant anti-infantry gun turret and one of several turret models commonly identified as Shades.[4] The Rizsheda is one of two visually-similar Shade models commonly identified as the Type-26 ASG, alongside the Preksheda-pattern Shade.


Design details[edit]

The Rizsheda originates from the same basic design pattern as the more ubiquitous Preksheda-pattern Shade, and features an overall similar design. It consists of a floating ball turret suspended above a circular baseplate via gravitic force. Unlike the Preksheda, the Rizsheda typically deploys with a more armoured carapace which provides its operator increased protection, with some models sporting an additional armour plate to deploy over the front of the turret to protect the gunner from fire from the front.[1]

The Rizsheda is one of two Shade variants to be type-classified by the Office of Naval Intelligence as the Type-26 Anti-Infantry Stationary Gun, alongside its Preksheda cousin—likely owing to their similar designs. The post-war Bmur'resh-pattern Shade developed by Achoem Weapons bears a heavy resemblance to the Type-26 variants—though was in fact developed based on the Eeo'Pimu-pattern Shade design.[1]


The Rizsheda-pattern turret was generally not as commonly deployed as its Preksheda counterpart. Its main usage was dictated by the whims of San'Shyuum tactical command ministers for overkill strikes—costly operations which would see substantial infantry losses to secure key strategic positions.[1] Among these were some of the final battles of the war, with Truth's fleet and the Fleet of Sacred Consecration making use of the Rizsheda-pattern turret during the Battle for Earth (in particular the Battle of Mombasa[5][6][7][8][9] and the Battle of Voi[10]) and the conclusive Battle of Installation 00.[11][12] Numerous specimens were left behind on the Ark following the war's conclusion, and have since continued to see service in the hands of the loyalist remnant forces led by Dhas Bhasvod in the Second Ark Conflict.[1]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 302-303
  2. ^ Halo 3 manual, page 17
  3. ^, Halo 3 Game Details: "Shade - (Type-26 ASG) - The name Shade is applied generically to all Covenant stationary anti-infantry guns." (Retrieved on Mar 1, 2009) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Shade Turret (Retrieved on Jan 4, 2020) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Mombasa Streets
  6. ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Uplift Reserve
  7. ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Kizingo Boulevard
  8. ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Kikowani Station
  9. ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Coastal Highway
  10. ^ Halo 3, campaign level The Storm
  11. ^ Halo 3, campaign level The Ark
  12. ^ Halo 3, campaign level The Covenant