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Combat flyers has been a staple in the Sangheili warfare for millennia, and the Hesduros-pattern T-54 Banshee harkens back to earlier designs that once dominated the Sanghelios skies. Freed from the design shackles of conservative San'Shyuum bureaucrats, the Banshee has been updated with numerous improvements, including an integral energy shield.
— Official description, Canon Fodder[1]

The Type-54 Ground Support Vehicle, also known as the Banshee, was a post-war replacement for and improvement upon the Type-26 Banshee used throughout the war. It was employed by both the Swords of Sanghelios and the Covenant remnants.[1]

Changes from the Type-26 BansheeEdit

  • Has on-board energy shielding.
  • Fuel rod cannon can lock onto enemy targets, however there is no indicator signifying that a shot has been locked on.
  • The joints on the wings and a boost drive located at the rear of the Banshee serve as weak spots.


Image Name Description Changes
H5G T54Banshee-SwordBanshee Sword Banshee The Swords of Sanghelios have, through defections and raids, acquired many Hesduros-pattern Banshees, with increased armour.
  • +40% vehicle health[2]
H5G T54Banshee-BansheeUltra Banshee Ultra An armoured Banshee variant with upgraded weaponry, each of which is entrusted only to skilled Sangheili pilots.
  • +100% vehicle health[2]
  • The Banshee's Fuel Rod bolts leave a damage pool on impact
H5G T54Banshee-TempleBanshee Temple Banshee A Banshee used by the sky-chevaliers of the Zealot orders, which reappeared during the Blooding Years.
  • +100% vehicle health[2]
  • Improved handling over the standard Banshee
  • Less fire delay on the Fuel Rod Cannon
  • Weapons can fire while boosting
H5G Render-Boss-Stormbreak CaptainWamik Boss Banshee A Banshee variant driven by boss targets in Warzone simulations.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo Waypoint, Universe - Canon Fodder - Designs of the Times
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Twitter - Zeddly Premonition(Information datamined from the files of Halo 5: Forge.)