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I saw a few of those at the beginning of tsavo highway and if you look closly you can see surface to air on it.
How do we know that the black squares are the launchers? The "plates" opposite of them look like silo doors. And what does this make those triangle-looking plates/doors? -Pvt sleepy Pvt sleepy 11:01, 24 February 2011 (EST)
I change the Line that said:
"They are very effective against single ships, which is why most capital ships are armed with varying sizes of rotary cannons."
This didn't make any sense. It makes more sense if it says:
"They aren't very effective against single ships, which is why most capital ships are armed with varying sizes of rotary cannons."
This is a valid edit. Don't revert it.
- You could just make an account or something, or put in your summary. That is, if they have that for anonymous users... You didn't really have to make a comment on the talk page telling what you did. -Umos 'Qikost Sword-wielding Minors and Shining Blue Spiders Comm 22:15, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
I changed again the part about archer missiles not being effective against single ships. In Fall of Reach page 319, Archer missiles from the UNSC Pillar of Autumn are used to shoot down Covenant boarding craft. Anti-"air" missles would be used at longer ranges against fighters, but for close in combat, the rotary cannons are utilized. The same strategy is used on seagoing warships in present day.
Also, it said each pod contains 12 missiles. In Fall of Reach page 106, the UNSC frigate Commonwealth is said to have 26 Archer missile pods, each containing 30 HE missiles when she engages a Covenant warship. I corrected that mistake, also. Clanyrdr1 18:47, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Archer missile pods?
How do we know that the openings of the ship shown in the picture are the Archer missile pods? There are a number of other openings throughout UNSC frigates that could also be the pods. Also, the radioactivity sign makes no sense. It is known that Archer missiles use high explosives, not nuclear technology. And the propellant would surely be some sort of SRB (solid rocket booster). Clanyrdr1 18:52, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
I thought the 'radioactive' symbol meant that those openings in the picture are exaust vents for the reactor. I assumed that the triangular openings were the archer misslile pods. FatalSnipe117 21:02, July 12, 2010 (UTC)
I just want to say something related, no need for a new section. If each pod has at least 30 missiles, and the Pillar of Autumn had 300 of them, then that means that the PoA has OVER 9000! Pretty daunting when you consider that the Target Locator coordinates 7 of these in one strike and a single one can gut a tank. --Delta1138 SnooPING AS usual I see 16:20, 15 April 2011 (EDT)
Changed something again
The orginal article stated that the Covenant equivalant to the Archer missile was a Plasma Turret. Not true. It is pulse lasers, and I changed it. This guy didn't really know what he was talking about all that well. Clanyrdr1 19:04, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Where's the evidence for this?
Yeah. Also, where is the evidence for the radioactive stamp?188.8.131.52 02:51, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Think it's worth noting in the trivia that it looks like an M19 SSM rocket? The artists most likely based it off such a rocket. -TheLostJedi 01:50, 29 December 2011 (EST)
Given that we now know that "M58 Archer" isn't synonymous with "Archer missile" - there's at least one other model - and we don't know which ships use which, I believe it would be best to merge the two pages into a single article called "Archer missile" and list the two specifically identified variants in a dedicated section similar to the "Known models" sections of the Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine and Fusion drive articles. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 00:41, 12 October 2012 (EDT)
- subtank 00:47, 12 October 2012 (EDT) Would probably look better. Just like how we did this to two articles recently (SFTE and DFR).—