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Potato Halo: UNSC Vehicles

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The UNSC has used numerous vehicles throughout the Halo games. The goal of this post is to shed some light on some common UNSC vehicles.

Note that this article is intended for players new to the Halo franchise.

M274 Ultra-Light All-Terrain Vehicle

The M274 Ultra-Light All-Terrain Vehicle, or Mongoose, is a transport vehicle used by the UNSC Marines.  The Mongoose is manufactured by AMG Transport Dynamics, a vehicle manufacturing company that produces lightly armored vehicles for military use, and some civilian vehicles like the Civilian Warthog.  As a combat vehicle, the Mongoose is often unreliable as it offers zero protection to the driver and passenger.  The Mongoose is typically used for rapid transportation, but is prone to rollovers at high speeds or in rough terrain.

M12 Force Application Vehicle

The M12 Force Application Vehicle, or Warthog, is a standard transportation and support vehicle, commonly used by the UNSC.  Also manufactured by AMG Transport Dynamics, the Warthog is an incredibly versatile vehicle, capable of having different types of turrets, such as the M68 Gauss Cannon or the M79 MLRS.  The Warthog is most commonly placed onto the battlefield by a D77-TC Pelican, making it a vehicle easy to deploy at a moment's notice.  

M808 Main Battle Tank

The M808 Main Battle Tank, or Scorpion, is a heavily armored vehicle used by the UNSC.  The M808 was first used in combat in 2218, and has not been changed much at all over the more than 300 years of service so far.  The Scorpion is used as an anti-vehicle weapon platform, but performs amazingly well against infantry, too.  The Scorpion features an M512 Smooth Bore High Velocity Cannon capable of smashing through enemy infantry and vehicle placements with ease.  The Scorpion combines strength, firepower, and armor in a mobile fashion.

D77-TC Pelican Dropship

The D77-TC Pelican Dropship is the most common dropship used by the UNSC.  The Pelican can be used to transport troops, supplies, and certain vehicles such as the M12 Force Application Vehicle.  Many variants of the Pelican exist, but the D77-TC Pelican seems to be the base model.  The standard Pelican has enough room in its "Blood Tray" for about fifteen passengers.  The standard D77-TC Pelican carries an armament that consists of a chin-mounted M370 Autocannon for anti-infantry purposes, and missile pods for anti-aircraft or anti-armor purposes.


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