Scimitar rocket pod

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Scimitar rocket pod
Production overview


Rocket pod


Ammunition type:

40x178mm hypervelocity rockets[Note 1]

Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War


The Scimitar is a hypervelocity rocket pod mounted on the M808B3 Tarantula variant of the venerable Scorpion series of main battle tanks used by the United Nations Space Command. The weapon fires 40x178mm hypervelocity rockets at targets, and is mounted in a twin configuration on the Tarantula vehicle. The Tarantula configuration proved ineffective against the Covenant during the Human-Covenant War, and as a result most Tarantulas were requipped as regular M808B Scorpions with just their M512 smooth-bore high-velocity cannons.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ In all original sources pertaining to the Tarantula (the 2009, 2011, and 2022 Halo Encyclopedias), the Scimitar is specifically noted as firing 4x178mm hypervelocity rockets. Given the ludicrous size of the original dimensions, this is almost certainly a typo for a more reasonable size of 40mm - albeit one that has never been corrected in more recent sources. The original figure was first published in the original Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), which was full of numerous typos and issues regarding spelling and grammar - making it likely this is one such example.