The Gunship Phantom looks similar to a regular Covenant Loyalist Phantom, sporting the same purple paint job and forward firing Shade turret. There are, however, some important differences from the Transport Phantom. First of all, in addition to the two plasma turrets mounted in the door, now there are also two mounted fuel rod turrets to engage armored targets. The gravity lift has been removed, so the only entrance is through the doors on either side. In place of the grav-lift, two plasma charges can be hooked to the bottom of the aircraft for bombing runs.