Unidentified civilian transport craft

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Civilian transport craft
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Production information

Role:

Civilian transport

Technical specifications

Length:

90.11 meters (295.63 ft)[1]

Width:

67.52 meters (221.53 ft)[1]

Height:

26.93 meters (88.35 ft) (gear up),
28.907 meters (94.84 ft) (gear down) [1]

Slipspace drive:

Likely [note 1]

Armament:

None

Capacity:

600+

Chronological and affiliation

Affiliation:

Civilian

 

This transport craft is a type of civilian transport ship.

Specifications[edit]

The passenger capacity of these vessels is unknown, but it is known that they can accommodate at least 600 people; on their undercarriage they are capable of hauling up to five massive cargo containers, likely for storing luggage, and in the event of an evacuation, provisions and munitions. The cargo container has the following dimensions: length=5.37 meters (17.63 ft), width=12.0 meters (39.41 ft), and height=6.53 meters (21.42 ft).[1]

History[edit]

In use during the Battle of Tribute and the Fall of Reach, at least five were used to evacuate both soldiers and civilians from New Alexandria during the Covenant invasion Reach. During this evacuation, one of these ships was destroyed upon take-off from the New Alexandria Starport. The craft were under attack from Covenant ground forces and were close to being overrun while an SDV-class heavy corvette over the starport prevented them from taking off. As the situation got desperate, SPARTAN-B312 fired a missile battery at the corvette, severely damaging it and forcing the corvette to retreat, just in time for the transports which were able to take off and get to safety. [2] Around this time, such craft were used to evacuate the populace of Casbah City, Tribute, another planet in the Epsilon Eridani system.[3]

There were also several dozen of these transports in the Aszod ship breaking yards, apparently decommissioned like the frigates and cruisers seen near them.[4]

During the peace negotiations between the Sangheili and the Jiralhanae in 2558, the transport craft DS-004 served as a diplomatic shuttle for the ambassadors, transporting them to the surface of Ealen IV.[5]

Known transport craft[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ It is likely that these craft are equipped with slipspace drives, in order to ferry the civilians aboard safely away from Tribute/Reach without having to use valuable military craft, as if they did not have slipspace drives equipped, they would unlikely be able to escape the system intact, as Covenant fleets were spread throughout the Epsilon Eridani system.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Halo: Reach 3D model data
  2. ^ Halo: Reach, campaign level Exodus
  3. ^ Halo 4, multiplayer map Landfall
  4. ^ Halo: Reach, campaign level The Pillar of Autumn
  5. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #1