Sensor vane

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A cutaway of the Truth and Reconciliation's sensor vane, taken from this image.
A cutaway of the sensor vanes on the Ket-pattern battlecruiser, Truth and Reconciliation.

Sensor vanes are a component on the starships of the Covenant. They are used by these ships as sensor equipment.[1] The means through which this is achieved is unknown, though it is likely that they serve as a part of the ships' hyperscanner arrays.

To date, sensor vanes have mostly been observed on the Covenant cruiser classes - with the layouts and design varying between various design pattern classifications. Despite this, while sensor vane layouts can be used to differentiate the various design schemes, they are not always a reliable indicator.[1] Ships observed with sensor vanes installed include the;


  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Calm in the Storm: "No, although the sensor vane layout is often a way of helping to differentiate between different patterns. For example, if you look closely most of the battlecruisers you see in Halo 3 are actually different from than the Ket-pattern Truth and Reconciliation described in Halo: Warfleet (pp. 62-63), despite their similar fin arrangement." - Kenneth Peters (Retrieved on Aug 4, 2021) [local archive] [external archive]
  2. ^ Halo: Warfleet, page 73

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