Z-8060 particle cannon

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Z-8060 particle cannon
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Forerunner[1]

Type:

Particle cannon[1]

Specifications

Length:

489.7 meters (1,607 ft)[2]

Width:

320.5 meters (1,052 ft)[2]

Height:

277.5 meters (910 ft)[2]

Ammunition type:

Ionized particles[2]

Feed system:

Unlimited[2]

Rate of fire:

Single beam[1]

Effective range:

Long[1]

Service history

In service:

 

The Z-8060 High-Impact Particle Weapon, alternately known as the Particle Cannon,[2] is a heavy Forerunner directed energy particle cannon used for anti-air defense.[1]

Description[edit]

Z-8060 particle cannons are enormous floating weapons platforms. They are spherical in shape, surrounded by three curving "arms" spaced at equidistant points around the main gun assembly. The cannons project a hyper-dense beam of negatively charged ions to disintegrate any target in range.[2] They are slow to turn, however, and are vulnerable to ground-based attacks. A well-placed hit from a small MAC in the central beam port will destroy the device.[1]

Interestingly, this particle cannon bears a great resemblance to a certain Forerunner portal-generating machine, albeit with its "arms" protruding outwards instead of upwards.[4][5][6]

History[edit]

A number of these weapons were encountered on Requiem in use by the Prometheans as anti-air defenses; one of the cannons obliterated a squad of Pelicans in a single hit. Two cannons were destroyed by a Mammoth siegework platform deployed to the surface by the UNSC Infinity, with Master Chief John-117 providing targeting for the Mammoth. These cannons were controlled from a central core via an AI, before it was deactivated by Cortana; causing the remaining two to fire on each other.[1]

Trivia[edit]

The particle cannon's overall design bears a great deal of resemblance to the description of an Onyx Sentinel.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo 4, campaign level Reclaimer
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 105
  3. ^ a b Halo: Silentium, pages 278-279
  4. ^ Halo: Spartan Strike, Operation C: Valiant Hammer
  5. ^ Halo: Spartan Strike, Operation D: Adamantine Shield
  6. ^ Halo: Spartan Strike, Operation E: Brother's Keeper