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Open Frame 92/Extra-Vehicular Activity
Production information
Class

Fighter

Technical specifications
Engine unit(s)
  • Recursive Thrusters (6)
Slipspace Drive

None

Power plant
  • Nuclear Fusion Primary (2)
  • Nuclear Fusion Secondary (2)
Shielding

Unknown type, similar to Bubble Shield

Countermeasures

Chaff/Plasma Countermeasures

Armament
  • M92 Principle Gauss Cannon (1)
  • 80mm Ball-Mounted Rotary Cannons (2)
  • MITV Pods (12)
  • M41 ELAAGat (1)
Crew

1 Pilot

Passengers

1 operating rear M41 LAAG

Other systems

Unknown energy shield type

Usage
Role(s)

Extra-vehicular Activity, Distrupt/Overwhelm/Adapt

Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]

The Open Frame 92/Extra-Vehicular Activity, or Booster Frame is a fighter in service with the UNSC Navy, developed by the ONI as a protoype. They were specifically assigned for Extra-Vehicular Activity and Special Operations roles, dropped from hooks within the hangars of specialized UNSC ships. The ship itself has no sealed cockpit, so a pressurized suit must be worn in order to operate the vehicle.[1][2]

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Description

The Booster Frame is a heavily-armed, open-frame incursive vehicle specifically intended for deep-space use and close-quarters environments. Its weapon loadout is designed primarily for "Distrupt/Overwhelm/Adapt" - a technique employed to deal with the twin problems of field-effect shielding and armor plating. When used in concert, the combination of EMP, explosive and projectile force can make surgical incisions in large-scale, otherwise impenetrable defenses.

It was specifically engineered for use by augmented SPARTAN-II units and is only usefully operable in zero/low-G and zero/low-atmosphere environments. It has no aerodynamic properties beyond its basic mass and thrust quotient. Booster Frames are deployed directly into vacuum through a specialized hydraulic winch system which extends from a ventral bay on a select number of modified UNSC warships and undisclosed ONI special service vehicles. The Booster Frame is also protected, at least partially, by energy shields.[2]

History

OF92/EVA was developed by the Office of Naval Intelligence in conjunction with Naval Special Operations and the University of Seongnam. As evidenced by its open cockpit design, it was developed alongside the MJOLNIR project and in tandem with the research done on EVA technology or "Extra-vehicular Activity" following the Summa Deep Space Incident. As with many ONI projects, both the analysis and eventual materiel response were heavily classified. Because of their overall cost and expandability during use, ONI and the UNSC have no plans for widespread application or production. In fact, it is technically classified by the Naval shipping and logistics organization as Aircraft Ammunition rather than Aircraft.[2]

There are only two officially recorded missions where the Booster Frame's use has been logged.[2] Five were used by SPARTAN-II Commandos in an assault on a Covenant fleet, in an attempt to board a ship and recover a "package," shown to perform extremely well against Covenant Seraphs.[3]

Armament

The Booster Frame is extremely heavily armed, leading to its classification as ammunition rather than a vehicle. In addition to the weaponry, the Booster Frame is equipped with Chaff launchers to disrupt Plasma Torpedoes. Scanning devices can also be launched from the Booster Frames onto staship hulls, to scan for possible signal transmitters.

  • 1 M92 Principle Gauss Cannon - a powerful Magnetic Accelerator Weapon that runs along the length of the Booster Frame. As a drawback, it requires a long time to recharge.
  • 12 MITV Pods - contained in the Booster Frame's "wings". These pods contain numerous small missiles, capable of inflicting heavy damage upon Covenant shields and starship hulls alike.
  • 2 80mm Ball-Mounted Rotary Cannons - mounted on the undersides of the Booster Frame's "wings".
  • 1 M41 ELAAGat - Extended Light Anti-Aircraft Gun firing gas-jacketed armor piercing depleted uranium rounds. Contained within the rear part of the frame, this turret is capable of being operated by another soldier who can stand at the back and provide covering fire for the pilot. The turret is a variation of the M41 Vulcan Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, designed to be operable in vacuum. It fires shells with pressurized atmospheric contents to ensure an explosive percussion in a vacuum or other challenging environment.[2]

Gallery

Sources

  1. Halo Waypoint, Gauss Technology article
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Halo Waypoint, Booster Frame article
  3. Halo Legends - The Package, part one
Aircraft of the UNSCDF
Bombers Shortsword-class Bomber
Dropships/Cargo Transports D77-TC Pelican - D77H-TCI Pelican Dropship - Albatross - UH-144 Falcon - Pod
Ground-attack aircraft AV-14 Attack VTOL - AC-220 Vulture Gunship - Skyhawk Fighter - Sparrowhawk
Reconnaisance F-99 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
Starfighters C709 Longsword-class Interceptor - Open Frame 92/Extra-Vehicular Activity
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