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