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Type-57 Phantom Dropship Troop Carrier
Production information



Troop Transport

Technical specifications

40 meters


25 meters


15 meters

Engine Power

plasma core


heavy duty nanolaminate armour over kinetic and heat resistant composite layers and ceramic plating


Dual heavy concussion cannon

  • 2 Type-58 Plasma Cannon
  • 1 pilot
  • 1 co-pilot
  • 2 gunners
Minimum crew

1 pilot

  • Internal (Varies)
    • 25 Sangheili or
    • 25 Jiralhanae or
    • 45 Unggoy or
    • 35 Kig-Yar or
    • 15 Lekgolo or
    • Various Combinations
  • External
    • 20 Yanme'e
    • 12 Huragok
  • Troop Transport
  • Dropship
  • Support Ship



The Type-57 Phantom Dropship Troop Carrier is the latest version of the Phantom. Freed from the doctrinal tyranny of the Prophets, the Sangheili have built a dropship without constraint.


While the new Phantom uses its predecessors to inform the design, the Type-57 is a new beast. The design process has been simplified, with the Phantom now being easier to build and maintain, even with relatively simplistic manufacturing facilities. However, sacrifices have been made, and its exoatmospheric performance has been affected, lacking some of the agility of its predecessor.

The Phantom is the ubiquitous dropship of the Swords of Sanghelios, serving alongside the updated Spirit in a more flexible role, performing aerial insertions, close support, and interception missions. It can transport personnel, vehicles and materials, perform armed reconnaissance, patrol, operate as a gunship, and as a search and rescue vessel. It has an extremely large onboard capacity, a central gravity lift to allow forces to embark or disembark without coming exceptionally close to the ground, two side doors that can open fully, or open a central panel to allow a gunner to use the mounted weapon, and a rear door that leads onto a ramp, allowing it to embark or disembark troops or vehicles from the sides and rear.

The Phantom has a large capacity, with the ability to carry 24 warriors onboard for any combat mission. However, carrying heavy weapons, exoskeletons or equipment can reduce internal space. Externally, it can carry heavy cargo in its gravity lift, a Wraith or similar classification of tank, two Spectre-class or Revenant-class vehicles, or four Ghosts; it can also recover damaged vehicles as well. It can also carry vehicles such as Spectres internally, though these must be uploaded by the rear ramp.

For embarking and disembarking, the Phantom has a variety of options. Firstly, it has loading ramps on the rear, and each side. Each side ramp has a central door carrying a turret, which can be dropped independently for fire support missions. It also features a gravity lift, allowing forces to embark or disembark without the Phantom coming close to the ground.

Its weapon systems consist of a dual heavy concussion cannon, capable of high velocity, high accuracy fire that can cut down swathes of light and heavy infantry, and take on light armour with ease. On the central door of each side ramp carries a mounted Type-58 plasma cannon, capable of laying down significant suppressing fire and is extremely effective against light infantry.

The Phantom is tough and reliable. To ensure it is still difficult to stop, the Sangheili have continually upgraded it with countermeasure launches, capable of fooling most munitions used against the USR, and electronic countermeasures for confusing sensors used against it.


Sword Phantom

Standard issue amongst the Sword, this Phantom features heavier armour over knock-offs used by the Covenant.

Phantom Ultra

One of the deadliest dropship patterns, the Phantom Ultra is used to spearhead the most important strikes for the Sword. Featuring heavier armour, more powerful engines, its most deadly feature is the addition of two extra turrets. It now has three dual concussion turrets, which can focus fire in a deadly salvo, allowing it to flatten any defences in its path.

Stellar Charioteer

Named after an ancient warrior-hero, the Stellar Charioteer became famous during the Blooding Years. Descending from above, without warning, it stormed through enemy positions, scouring them with fire. Fitted with experimental, high impulse engines, it is faster than any other Phantom in production, but those engines cannot be easily replicated.

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Air and Spacecraft of the Swords of Sangehelios


F-31C Seraph | F/I-101 Tengu | F-105 Ophan | F-163 Grigori


B-112 Jinn | I-113 Archangel

Atmospheric Fighters

A-114 Malakhim | F-29D Strigon

Support Craft

R-991 Cacodemon | K-139 Kappa

Ground Support Craft

Type-54 Banshee | A-64 Yűrei


Type-67 Spook | Type-57 Spirit

Type-57 Phantom Dropship | Type-57 Phantom Gunship | Type-57 True Phantom | Type-57 Black Phantom

Type-56A Lich | Type-32 Apparition | Asura-class Assault Shuttle

Drop pods

Type-55 IBC | Type-55 SBC | Type-54 MDC

Armoured Vehicles of the UDF

Wraiths and Variants

Wraith AGC | Type-52 Wraith AAA | Poltergeist MBT


Locust LAP | Type-46 Scarab UHAP | Gargoyle MAP | Gorgon AAP

Specialist Vehicles

Revenant AVP | Goblin AAA | | Gremlin SPA

Support Vehicles

Succubus AVE | Incubus ARRV | Oni Energy Artillery

Recon Vehicles

Ghost RAV | Spectre ISV | Fiend LRV | Chopper RAV | Prowler ISV

Troop Carriers

Shadow TT

Air Vehicles

A-64 Yűrei | Banshee GSA | Vampire AAVA | Grendal AA | Gouger GAA | Skewer GAA


Phantom TT | Phantom Gunship | Spirit

Space-Capable Fighters

F-99C Seraph | F/A-99C Seraphim | F/I-101 Cherub | F/A-101 Cherubim | F-105 Ophan | F/I-105 Ophanim| F/I-670 Harpy


B-112 Angel | I-113 Archangel | A-114 Malakhim