Type-54 Ghost

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This article is about the post-Covenant war Covenant vehicle. For other uses, see Ghost (disambiguation).
Type-54 Rapid Attack Vehicle
Production information



Technical specifications


Nanolaminate hull plating[1]


Twin plasma cannons


One pilot


In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


Ground support aircraft


Swords of Sanghelios
Jul 'Mdama's Covenant faction


The Type-54 Rapid Attack Vehicle, more commonly identified as the Ghost by the UNSC, is a standard reconnaissance and rapid attack vehicle in service with various Covenant remnant factions.[2]


Design details[edit]

The Type-54 Rapid Attack Vehicle features a sleek biomimetic carapace and is integrated with the latest boosted-gravity drive components. This along with other improvements means the Type-54 RAV offers a greater level of protection and higher performance compared to the older Type-32 Rapid Attack Vehicle.[2]


  • Sword Ghost: The Swords of Sanghelios field crimson-painted T-54 Ghosts with improved armor over the standard models.[1]
  • Ghost Ultra: Ultra Ghosts are next-generation, silver-painted T-54s with even greater armor and more powerful plasma cannons than the Sword Ghost. Ghost Ultras are exclusively produced by the independent Sangheili colony of Whispering Trees.[1]
  • Temple Ghost: Driven by veteran Zealots who have mastered their impetuous natures, the Temple Ghost is a rare treasure worth its weight in lesser warriors. Masterwork Ghost with hardened armor, improving handling, and plasma cannons that can shoot while boosting.[1]
  • Warzone Ghost: The Warzone Ghost is a variant of the Ghost used by enemy AI in War Games simulations.

Operational history[edit]

The Type-54 RAV was put into service after the end of the Human-Covenant War, with the Covenant remnants utilizing new manufacturing facilities to produce the model. The Type-54 was used in multiple battles, including the Battle of Kamchatka and various battles in the Blooding Years.[2] By October 2558, Arbiter Thel 'Vadam had used his contacts and influence to purchase T-54 Ghosts for the Swords of Sanghelios that boasted superior armor compared to the Ghosts used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant.[1] A small number of Ultra Ghosts were used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Battle of Genesis.[3] Around the same time T-54 Ghosts became popular in War Games matches aboard the UNSC Infinity.[1]


Changes from the Type-32 Ghost in Halo 2 Anniversary[edit]

  • The Ghost, like its Halo 4 counterpart, once again has a limited amount of time to boost before it has to recharge. In addition to the base model there are also three variants: the Sword Ghost, Ultra Ghost, and the Temple Ghost.
  • Handling and maneuverability has been vastly improved.
  • Plasma cannon's velocity and damage has been increased to compensate for Halo 5's enhanced mobility.
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Halo 5: Guardians REQ Cards[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo 5: Guardians
  2. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Designs of the Times
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Genesis