|Type-48 Artillery Platform|
The Type-48 Artillery Platform (T-48 AP), colloquially known as the Weevil, is a Covenant field artillery piece. Several Weevils were deployed on the beaches of Old Mombasa during the Covenant invasion of the city on October 20, 2552.
The Weevil was first seen (albeit unidentified) in the Halo 2 E3 demo, in which it is much larger than the version in the final game. In the demo, a Weevil emplaced on top of a building in New Mombasa is used against UNSC forces in the city. The weapon fires orbs of plasma that travel in a parabolic arc, much like the Wraith's plasma mortar. Early in the demo, the artillery piece is encountered by the Master Chief and a group of Marines. Sergeant Banks calls in an air strike to destroy the weapon shortly after its introduction. Contrary to its significant role in the demo, the scaled-down version of the weapon that appears in the retail version of the game is never seen in use.
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