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Siege bike

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Siege bike
The Mega Construx siege bike.
The Mega Construx siege bike.

Manufacturer:

REAP-X department[1][2]

Maximum speed:

145 kilometers per hour (90 mph)[3]

Armament:

1 M268 heavy machine gun[3]

Crew:

1 driver[3]

Usage

Role(s):

Anti-fortification[3][2]

Affiliation:

Office of Naval Intelligence[3][2]

 

The siege bike is an experimental all-terrain, single-traction tread vehicle designed by the Office of Naval Intelligence's REAP-X department to target well-fortified enemy strongholds and barricades.[3][2]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The siege bike is equipped with a single side-mounted M268 heavy machine gun equipped with spectrum-enhanced visual tracking functionality. The vehicle is built around a heavy-grade, single-traction tread that allows the bike to be useable in all terrains and achieve speeds of up to 145 kilometres per hour (90 mph),[3] and it is known to be highly maneuverable.[2] The bike is only capable of carrying one operator, who rides atop the vehicle.[3]

Development[edit]

The siege bike is one of several experimental vehicles developed by the Office of Naval Intelligence's Reverse Engineering and Prototyping–Xenotechnology department,[2] a subdivision of the agency that focuses on the research, analysis, and reapplication of alien technology.[4] The vehicle's impressive weight-responsive maneuverability is a product of reverse-engineered gravitic modules discovered in a Covenant ship debris field.[2]

Usage[edit]

Still in the experimental phase of production, the siege bike is explicitly designed to soften enemy fortifications and create breaches that can then be exploited by other groundside forces.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Waypoint, The Halo Bulletin 3/28/13 (Retrieved on Mar 31, 2013) [archive]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 139
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Mega Construx, UNSC Siege Bike (Retrieved on Apr 10, 2022) [archive]
  4. ^ Mega Bloks, Special Report: ONI REAP-X (Retrieved on Oct 14, 2014) [archive]
  5. ^ Facebook, Siege bike concept art: "More behind-the-scenes coolness from the design teams. Here's an early concept sketch of the Halo ONI REAP-X Siege Bike" (Retrieved on Apr 10, 2022) [archive]