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SkyHawk
Production information
Class

Fighter

Technical specifications
Shielding

none

Navigation system

NAVCOM

Armament
Crew
  • Pilot (1)
  • Gunner (1)

(speculated)

Usage
Role(s)
  • Atmospheric fighter
  • Interceptor
  • Close Air Support
Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]

The Skyhawk Fighter is a United Nations Space Command Strike Fighter. [1]

Background

The SkyHawk Jumpjet is equipped with four 50mm cannons[2] as well as Scorpion Anti-Tank missiles. [3] Several of these craft were located at Fairchild Field on Reach, and one was dispatched by Colonel James Ackerson to attack SPARTAN-117 and Cortana during their test of the MJOLNIR Mark V Battle Armor and its new shield technology in 2552. Despite all expectations, the Spartan-II and Cortana managed to endure its cannons' strafing run and avoid its guided anti-tank missiles by simply deflecting it at the last moment, proving the Spartan-AI team far more successful than ever expected.[4]

These aircraft are capable of supersonic flight, and can execute quick turns at maximum speed.

Trivia

  • It has only been referenced in one of the Halo novels, and does not appear in any of the games.
  • It shares its name with a real life fighter jet, named the A-4 Skyhawk, and may be its spiritual successor, since both have a similar role in their respective military. Its name, like very many other vehicles in the Halo universe, is based off an animal.

Sources

  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 261 "opened fire with its 50mm cannons"
  3. Halo: The Fall of Reach pg. 261
  4. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 261
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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