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S-2 Traxus Cargo Transporter

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S-2 Traxus Cargo Transporter
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Production information

Manufacturer:

Traxus Heavy Industries[1]

Product line:

S-line[2]

Technical specifications

Length:

6.1 metres (20 ft)[1]

Width:

2.1 metres (6.9 ft)[1]

Usage
 

The S-2 Traxus Cargo Transporter,[3] was a forklift designed by Traxus Heavy Industries.[1]

Design details[edit]

The S-2 is simple and utilitarian in design. Powered by propane, it is used for lifting and transporting crates and boxes that are too heavy to transport by hand,[4] within the 5 ton range.[1]

Due to personal injury lawsuits on Earth, Tribute, and Skopje, the S-2 featured several improvements over the S-1. This included a kill switch, safety sensor and a few other alterations.[1]

Operational history[edit]

The S-2 was designed in 2538 to replace the S-1 forklift. It was used at a number of UNSC military facilities.[1] The S-2 continued to see use as late as November 2552.[5]

Gameplay[edit]

In Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, it is a scenery item and can be found in many levels, both in campaign and multiplayer. It can be seen in the campaign levels Crow's Nest and The Storm. In Halo 3, it is also a Forge object.

Halo: Reach[edit]

Along with other civilian vehicles, the forklift was made drivable by the player in Halo: Reach. Although forklifts travel relatively slowly, at its top speed it is capable of splattering a Sangheili General.[6] Its speed, coupled with a lack of any defensive capabilities, makes the vehicle practically useless in gameplay. It is, however, extremely explosive, and when positioned properly, can act as an improvised explosive device within the campaign as well as firefight. It appears in only one firefight map: Courtyard. Sangheili players in firefight are able to drive these as well; they cannot be hijacked, though.

The forklift in Halo: Reach originally had the ability to raise and lower its tines, but it was cut due to being "crazy and pointless."[7]

Trivia[edit]

  • A drivable forklift appears in every campaign level in Halo: Reach.
  • Interestingly, the Forklift in Halo: Reach bears the GUNGNIR symbol.
  • Strangely, in Halo: Reach, if one explodes after being shot by a player and kills enemies, it will count the kills as splatters.
  • Forklifts can be used effectively as a mobile explosive. A useful tactic is to position a forklift in a chokepoint with an unexploded grenade from a grenade launcher beneath it and wait until an enemy player walks within range.

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