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Type-57 Phantom

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This article is about the Phantom introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. For other Phantom models, see Phantom.
Type-57 Dropship Troop Carrier
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Production information

Manufacturer:

Role:

Technical specifications

Length:

31.5 metres (103 ft 4 in)[2]

Width:

20.1 metres (65 ft 11 in)[2]

Height:

10 metres (32 ft 10 in)[2]

Engine(s):

Twin impulse drive system[2]

Other system(s):

Gravity lift[2]

Armament:

Complement:

Twenty passengers[2]

Crew:

Two[2]

Chronological and affiliation

First cataloged:

2557[2]

Affiliation:

Covenant
Swords of Sanghelios
Jul 'Mdama's Covenant

 

The Type-57 Dropship Troop Carrier (T-57 DTC),[2] colloquially known as the Phantom by UNSC forces, is a dropship originally in service with the Covenant and later various remnant factions.[4][1]

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Design details[edit]

Whereas most Phantom models produced under the Covenant's reign had to comply with San'Shyuum architectural strictures, the Type-57 Phantom sports a traditional Sangheili design. Its appearance is inspired by aquatic predators found on Sangheili colonies. The Phantom is one of several post-Covenant Sangheili-designed vehicles to bear this design philosophy, an aesthetic which the San'Shyuum found inelegant.[1] The T-57 is easy to manufacture and maintain without access to high-tier fabrication facilities, at the sacrifice of exoatmospheric performance.[2]

Operational history[edit]

While the Type-57 Phantom saw service as early as the Battle of Earth,[4] it was not cataloged by the UNSC until 2557. The Type-57 DTC did not see widespread service until the aftermath of the end of the Human-Covenant War due to dwindling numbers of Type-44 and Type-52 Phantoms.[2] Various factions—most notably Jul 'Mdama's Covenant and the Swords of Sanghelios—called upon allied colonies and renovated long-abandoned manufacturing facilities to produce the dropship, along with other war matériel.[2] The Type-57 was used in multiple battles, including the Battle of Kamchatka and various engagements in the Blooding Years.[1] By October 2558, T-57 Phantoms were often used in Warzone simulations aboard the UNSC Infinity.[3]

Known Type-57 Phantoms[edit]

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