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S-14 Baselard

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Baselard
Technical specifications

Engine(s):

Thrust nozzle[1]

Armament:

Crew:

Two[2]

Complement:

None[2]

Usage

Role(s):

Assault[2]

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy[2]

 

The S-14 Baselard Space Striker is an assault fighter utilized by the United Nations Space Command Navy.[2]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

S-14 Baselards are small fighter craft, being crewed by two individuals, though they may also be remotely piloted.[1][2] They are relatively wedge-shaped and have a tail and two-meter wide thrust nozzle pointing aft.[1] When not in use, Baselards rest on retractable struts and may be carried by a Point Blank-class stealth cruiser.[1][2] A Baselard is armed with two M42 Archer missiles and a pair of twin rotary cannons which are effective at great distances.[1] On at least one occasion, the Archer missiles were replaced by pods full of chain-linked debris in order to camouflage extra-vehicular activity.[2]

Baselards, alongside the F-99 Wombat UCAV, are compatible with the wide array of targeting and surveillance features employed by the AKIS helmet developed for Spartan usage.[3] The Mariner helmet is additionally optimised for Baselard fighter pilot systems, as well as those of the Sabre and Nandao.[4]

Operational history[edit]

S-14 Baselards were deployed from the UNSC Vanishing Point on March 26, 2526, during an action against the Covenant at the recently-glassed colony of Etalan.[2] Four of the fighters were crewed by the Spartan-IIs of Gold and Green Teams.[1][2] By 2531, Baselards were a part of the complement of the UNSC Spirit of Fire, and several craft were aboard the ship when it arrived at Installation 00 in 2559, and were put to work against the Banished during the Second Ark Conflict. By this time, the Baselard was considered outdated.[5]

Trivia[edit]

A baselard is a type of dagger or short sword primarily used in Europe during the Late Middle Ages.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 20
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 19
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Pen Umbra (Retrieved on Oct 20, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Mariner helmet description
  5. ^ Halo: Divine Wind, chapter 2