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Te'ved-pattern Banshee

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This article is about the Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer Heretic Banshiee. For the Halo 2 campaign Heretic Banshee, see Drailaac-pattern Banshee.
Te'ved-pattern Attack Flyer
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Sesa 'Refumee's heretic faction's Te'ved-pattern Banshee.
Production information

Manufacturer:

Assembly Forges (pre-Great Schism)[1]
Lodam Armory (post-Covenant War)[1]

Product line:

Banshee

Model:

Type-26BZ

Technical specifications

Length:

7.1 meters (23 ft)[2][3]

Width:

7.5 meters (25 ft)[2]

Height:

3.6 meters (12 ft)[2]

Mass:

1.3 metric tons (2,900 lb)[3]

Engine(s):

Boosted gravity propulsion drive

Armament:

Crew:

One pilot

Usage

In service:

Human-Covenant War
Great Schism
Post-Covenant War conflicts

Role(s):

Ground support aircraft

Affiliation:

 

The Te'ved-pattern Attack Flyer[4] (UNSC Type classification: Type-26BZ Ground Support Aircraft, T-26BZ GSA), more commonly known as the Heretic Banshee, is a variant of the Type-26 Banshee commonly employed in Covenant service as a standard aircraft.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

Main article: Type-26 Banshee

The Type-26BZ is a specialized "ordained" variant of the Is'belox-pattern Banshee. Followers of Sesa 'Refumee removed the cowlings from their standard Is'belox-pattern Banshees to reveal the glowing purple lights and silver metal of the craft's internal Forerunner-derived mechanisms. They also bestowed upon their Banshees golden-brown colors intended to represent their homeworld.[5] The Type-26BZ is otherwise nearly identical to standard Is'belox-pattern Banshees. These Sangheili would do the same to some of their Oghal-pattern Banshees, creating the Drailaac-pattern variant.

Usage[edit]

The Type-26BZ was the chosen Banshee model of the forces under Loka 'Bandolee, a Sangheili warrior assigned to join Sesa 'Refumee's expedition to the Threshold gas mine.[1]

Production notes[edit]

The Te'ved-pattern Banshee is the "heretic" Banshee featured in the multiplayer component of Halo 2: Anniversary - the heretic Banshee seen in the game's campaign mode is the Drailaac-pattern Banshee. The vehicle behaves identically in-game to the standard Banshee. The design was not given a formal designation difference until a 2015 Halo Waypoint universe entry.[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Celtic mythology, a banshee is a female spirit who wails for the death of a particular person before they die. Banshees must steal souls from people to continue their existence. The high-pitched sound made by the Covenant Banshee is a reference to this, especially while performing tight maneuvers making it easy to hear them before one sees them. This also fits the theme of Covenant vehicles, with the exceptions of the Excavators, being named after supernatural entities.

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