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:

Model:

Type-57

Technical specifications

Length:

103.5 feet (31.5 m)[2]

Width:

66 feet (20 m)[2]

Height:

32.8 feet (10.0 m)[2]

Engine(s):

Twin impulse drive system[2]

Other system(s):

Gravity lift[2]

Armament:

Crew:

Two[2]

Complement:

Twenty passengers[2]

Usage

Role(s):

Dropship, gunship, support

Affiliation:

 

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

Specifications[edit]

Design details[edit]

Whereas 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 new 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]

The Type-57 DTC was put into service in 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. 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]

Gallery[edit]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Designs of the Times
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halo Waypoint: Phantom
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians