This article is about the Wraith model introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. For the original model, see Type-26 Wraith. For the anti-air variants, see Type-52 Anti-Aircraft Wraith and Type-58 Anti-Air Wraith.
The Type-58 Light Assault Gun Carriage (T-58 LAGC), nicknamed the Wraith by the United Nations Space Command, is a light mortar tank used by the Swords of Sanghelios and the various Covenant remnants for ground engagements. It is manufactured by Lodam Armory.
The Type-58 Light Assault Gun Carriage is a lighter and more nimble successor of the Type-26 "Wraith" Assault Gun Carriage. The Type-58 LAGC features a host of refinements and design elements that are of great interest to the Office of Naval Intelligence. The Wraith has a heavily armored front end that leads to the tank's high-mounted boosted gravity propulsion drive at the rear of the vehicle. Despite the vehicle's weight, its gravity propulsion drive allows for impressive bursts of speed and surprisingly agile maneuvers over most terrain.
The design of the Type-58 Wraith is based on ancient Sangheili designs that are cheaper and easier to manufacture than models (such as the Type-26) produced under the Covenant. The Type-58 Wraith incorporates advanced technologies that would have never been approved by the Covenant's San'Shyuum clerical authorities. The design dates back millennia to pre-Covenant Sangheili aesthetics. The Wraith's design closely resembles an animal indigenous to Sanghelios, a tradition common among Sangheili designs.
The Type-58 Wraith is armed with a single Type-58 35cm directed-energy mortar, a heavy plasma weapon that can shatter heavily reinforced defenses from long distances while also proving quite effective in closer engagements, at least in the hands of a skilled operator. The plasma mortar is fitted at the rear of the tank. In addition, the vehicle is armed with one Type-58 Directed-Energy Weapon Emplacement, a fully automatic plasma cannon that is used against encroaching hostiles that are too close to the vehicle to be in range of the mortar. The plasma cannon is most commonly located between the pilot's cabin and the mortar.
The Type-58 Wraith was put into service after the end of the Human-Covenant War, with the Covenant remnants utilizing long-dormant manufacturing facilities to manufacture the new model. As of 2558, the Type-58 Wraith is most prominently found on Sanghelios, though estimations indicate that the tank will become more widespread due to combat losses of other Wraith patterns.
The Type-58 has been used by both the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant in multiple battles, including the Battle of Kamchatka and Battle of Nuusra. A small number of Ultra Wraiths were used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Battle of Genesis. Around the same time T-58 Wraiths became popular in War Games aboard UNSC Infinity.
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