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<center>''This article is about the vehicle featured in ''[[Halo Wars]]'', ''[[Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''[[Halo: Spartan Strike]]''. For other uses of the term "Elephant", see [[Elephant|its disambiguation page]]''</center>
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|armament=*[[M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun]] (3)
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*[[M247 General Purpose Machine Gun|M247 GPMGT Autocannon]] (1) (once upgraded)
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**[[AIE-486H Heavy Machine Gun]] (2) (optional)<ref>'''[[Halo 3: The Official Strategy Guide|Halo 3: The Official Guide]]''', ''page 192''</ref>
 
*''[[Halo Wars]]''
 
**M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun (3)
 
**[[M247 General Purpose Machine Gun|M247 GPMGT Autocannon]] (1) (once upgraded)
 
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*[[M274 Ultra-Light All-Terrain Vehicle|Mongoose]] (6)
 
 
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The '''M312 Heavy Recovery Vehicle''',<ref name="H3Art"/><ref name="ENC">'''''[[Halo Encyclopedia]]''''': ''page 236''</ref> sometimes referred to as the '''''Behemoth''-class Troop Transport'''<ref name="ENC"/> and commonly known as the '''Elephant''', is a heavy [[UNSC Marine Corps]] Mobile Assault, Support, and Recovery Platform.<ref>'''[[Halo 3]]''': In-game operation display underneath the driver's section</ref> It appears exclusively in ''[[Halo 3]]''<nowiki />'s multiplayer map [[Sandtrap]], as a civilian variant in ''[[Halo 3: ODST]]'' and as a unit in ''[[Halo Wars]]''.
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The '''M312 Heavy Recovery Vehicle''',{{Ref/Reuse|RefName=EVG}} and commonly known as the '''Elephant''', is a heavy [[UNSC Marine Corps]] Mobile Assault, Support, and Recovery Platform. It appears as a unit in ''[[Halo Wars]]'' and as an ally-controlled vehicle in both ''[[Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''[[Halo: Spartan Strike]]''.
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
[[File:ElephantSizeComparison.jpg|thumb|left|The size of the Elephant in comparison to other vehicles and a real Elephant.]]
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[[File:Screenshot 6 preview.jpg|thumb|left|Marines deploy from an M312 Elephant.]]
[[File:Screenshot 6 preview.jpg|thumb|left|Marines deploy from an early Elephant variant.]]
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The Elephant is a mobile command base and repair vehicle and is able to pull an entire [[Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine]] by itself.<ref>'''[[Halo Wars]]''', [[Reactor]]</ref> It features a crane, numerous firing ports and elevated positions for defending it. It has four tracks set up on each side of the chassis. Its chassis is as high as they are wide, providing stability.
The Elephant is a mobile command base and repair vehicle and is able to pull an entire [[Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine]] by itself.<ref>'''[[Halo Wars]]''', [[Reactor]]</ref> It is armed with a forward [[M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun|M41 LAAG]] on the top right and a [[AIE-486H Heavy Machine Gun]] on the mid left.<ref>''[[Halo 3 Epsilon]]''</ref> It is a three-level vehicle with the bottom level, the respawn locale that opens out into the rear cargo tray, the second level, a walkway around the cargo ramp and leads onto the driver's cabin, then a small elevated third level where the M41 LAAG is assembled. It features a crane, numerous firing ports and elevated positions for defending it. It has four tracks set up on each side of the chassis. Its chassis is as high as they are wide, providing stability. The Elephant can house a [[M274 Ultra-Light All-Terrain Vehicle|Mongoose]] in its lower bay, and can hold up to an additional three Mongooses in the front with two in the back with two [[M12 Force Application Vehicle|Warthogs]].
 
 
===''Halo 3''===
 
The Elephant appears exclusively in the ''Halo 3'' multiplayer map [[Sandtrap]]. There are two of them, located on both ends of the map. They are indestructible, and they are open-roofed since the Elephant was made as a service/repair station. There are turrets placed on the Elephant that can be taken off, and a stationary, stronger turret that's ideal for engaging an enemy Elephant. The vehicle has three levels, the first one with a data screen and a parked [[M274 Ultra-Light All-Terrain Vehicle|Mongoose]]. The second floor holds the breakable turrets and the cockpit. The third level is a small deck with the stationary turret placed on it. Should a player capture an Elephant, it will become a mobile spawning area. Taking over one of these giant vehicles can be tricky. If you try to come up behind the pilot, he/she could notice you in 3rd person view. It's a good idea to snipe the pilot from behind, or use a [[Type-26 Ground Support Aircraft|Banshee]]. To overwhelm the troops inside the Elephant, surround the vehicle with Warthogs or [[Type-25 Rapid Assault Vehicle|Choppers]]. To defend an Elephant, put some Warthogs in the first floor to drive out to engage incoming vehicles, and use [[Battle rifle|Battle Rifles]] to snipe ground troops. It is also useful to have someone on board with a Spartan Laser or a [[Rocket launcher]]. In objective based games, the elephant also serves as a mobile bomb plant/spawn site and flag stand.
 
 
===''Halo 3: ODST''===
 
[[File:94606581-Full.jpg|250px|thumb|right|An Olifant, as it appears in ''Halo 3: ODST''.]]
 
The Elephant appears in ''[[Halo 3: ODST]]'' and is referred as the ''Olifant'' by the citizens of Mombasa. The '''Olifant''' is a civilian version of the Elephant that has been modified for the purposes of waste management. [[New Mombasa Waste Management]] owned and operated these vehicles, using them as garbage trucks. Olifants are seen several times in [[Mombasa Streets]]. [[Veronica Dare]] and [[Vergil]] use an Olifant as an APC in the level [[Coastal Highway]]. This particular Olifant moves very fast and features shields, unlike other Elephants/Olifants, because of Virgil's modifications. It is however not indestructable like in Halo 3. It was used as a transport by the two to reach shipyards at the end of the [[New Mombasa Waterfront Highway]] where a stolen [[Type-52 Troop Carrier|Phantom]] waited to extract them. The Olifant was covered by [[Sergeant]] [[Edward Buck]] and the [[Rookie]] in various [[M12 Force Application Vehicle|Warthogs]] and a [[Scorpion]], but after it was severely damaged by a [[Type-47 Ultra Heavy Assault Platform|Scarab's]] main cannon and the rest of the highway was destroyed, it was abandoned in favor of waiting in front of the [[Uplift Nature Reserve]] for pickup from the rest of the squad and was presumably destroyed when a Covenant [[CAS-class assault carrier|Assault Carrier]] glassed the area. Using a platform and forced jump, it is possible to get on the roof. Death will come almost instantaneously if you get run over.
 
 
In the meta-game ''[[Sadie's Story]]'', [[Vergil]] used one to save [[Sadie Endesha]] from [[Kinsler|Police Commissioner Kinsler]] by slamming it into his [[D77C-NMPD Pelican Dropship|Pelican]], then proceeding to dump its payload of garbage on him.&nbsp;The Olifant&nbsp;was then used by Sadie and [[Mike Branley]] to move through [[Covenant Empire|Covenant]]-occupied [[New Mombasa]], in an attempt to rescue Sadie's [[Dr. Endesha|father]]. It was later destroyed by a [[Type-26 Assault Gun Carriage|Wraith]] after a [[Tom Uberti|salesman]], who was also hiding in the Olifant, opened the top hatch and attempted to surrender.
 
 
It should be noted that "Olifant" is the [[wikipedia:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]] and [[wikipedia:Dutch|Dutch]] word for Elephant.
 
   
 
===''Halo Wars''===
 
===''Halo Wars''===
 
[[File:Burningcritters.jpg|300px|thumb|right|An Elephant deploys Marines into combat.]]
 
[[File:Burningcritters.jpg|300px|thumb|right|An Elephant deploys Marines into combat.]]
The Elephant also appears in ''Halo Wars'' as an armored personnel carrier and mobile infantry barracks, capable of creating troops in the field and/or deploying them while defending itself from enemy attacks. To operate as a barracks, the vehicle must first deploy. This unit can be only used when the player chooses [[James Gregory Cutter|Captain Cutter]] as their Leader Character in online play or skirmish.
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The Elephant also appears in ''Halo Wars'' as an armored personnel carrier and mobile [[UNSC Barracks|infantry barracks]], capable of creating troops in the field and/or deploying them while defending itself from enemy attacks. To operate as a barracks, the vehicle must first deploy. This unit can be only used when the player chooses [[James Cutter|Captain Cutter]] as their Leader Character in online play or skirmish.
   
 
Like other ''Halo Wars'' units this vehicle has been dimensionally altered, particularly as the bay on the rear has been shrunk (two people high to one person high) and the bogeys are now the same size. Similar to Halo 3's design, the Elephant still retains its crane, though the vehicle looks ill suited for repair and recovery. However, there are several design changes made in ''Halo Wars''. The Elephant mounts three M41 LAAG weapons, one on the top of the driver's cabin and two at the rear on each side of the troop bay. It will also, if upgraded, sport a roof mounted cannon (similar to UNSC base defense turrets). The troop bay is enclosed and features a rear dropping ramp. The front also has an enclosed ramp along with deployable support struts.
 
Like other ''Halo Wars'' units this vehicle has been dimensionally altered, particularly as the bay on the rear has been shrunk (two people high to one person high) and the bogeys are now the same size. Similar to Halo 3's design, the Elephant still retains its crane, though the vehicle looks ill suited for repair and recovery. However, there are several design changes made in ''Halo Wars''. The Elephant mounts three M41 LAAG weapons, one on the top of the driver's cabin and two at the rear on each side of the troop bay. It will also, if upgraded, sport a roof mounted cannon (similar to UNSC base defense turrets). The troop bay is enclosed and features a rear dropping ramp. The front also has an enclosed ramp along with deployable support struts.
   
===''Halo: Spartan Assault''===
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===''Halo: Spartan Assault'' and ''Halo: Spartan Strike''===
 
During the [[Battle of Draetheus V]], several Elephants were used to evacuate wounded Marines.
 
During the [[Battle of Draetheus V]], several Elephants were used to evacuate wounded Marines.
   
 
==Known Elephants==
 
==Known Elephants==
*'''E-2073 46833-S'''<ref>'''EGM Magazine''', ''September 2007 issue''</ref> - UNSC Elephant stationed on Sandtrap (it is interesting to note that both Elephants on the level Sandtrap are almost completely identical, including having the same identification numbers). They both have nicknames: one is called the Behemoth and the other is called the Leviathan. Both have different insignias painted on their sides. Another means of identification is that below the M41 turret at the front is the number 3 for the Behemoth and a number 5 for the Leviathan, also on the Leviathan is another number 5 on one of the panels at the top of the outer left hand side of the cargo tray.
 
 
*'''[[Recon Team Lima]]''' - Commanded by Sergeant Forge in 2531, took part in the [[Battle of Shield 0459]].
 
*'''[[Recon Team Lima]]''' - Commanded by Sergeant Forge in 2531, took part in the [[Battle of Shield 0459]].
 
*'''[[Recon Team India]]''' - Accompanied Lima onto the surface of the [[Shield 0459]], before being captured by the Flood and rescued by Forge and [[Red Team]].
 
*'''[[Recon Team India]]''' - Accompanied Lima onto the surface of the [[Shield 0459]], before being captured by the Flood and rescued by Forge and [[Red Team]].
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==''Halo Wars'' Gameplay==
 
==''Halo Wars'' Gameplay==
 
An Elephant is a prime tool to use in performing the rush technique commonly used in real-time strategy games. What one must do is build 1-2 reactors and devote the rest of their building slots to supply pads. The next step is to build turrets and an Elephant, it generally helps to research the upgrades for the elephant and lock the base first, so the Elephant is garrisoned inside and will be safe until needed. When the upgrades have been researched, unlock the base and lock the Elephant down next to the base, then train three Spartans and fill the rest of the army with Marines and [[Hellbringers]]. This tactic generally assures victory, if all of the steps are performed accordingly. When playing as Captain Cutter deploy the Elephant for an early start and upgrade it as quickly as possible so it is effective and you can push back the enemy (this is good against the Brute Chieftain). An alternate, and much faster way is to build the reactor needed for the elephant to be built, start the construction of supply pads, deploy the elephant, buy as many marines as possible, and when the first squad is out, direct it to the enemy base, assigning the other squads to go there too when they are deployed. This strategy was mentioned in the [[Halo Wars ViDoc: Jaws of Victory|Jaws of Victory ViDoc]].
 
An Elephant is a prime tool to use in performing the rush technique commonly used in real-time strategy games. What one must do is build 1-2 reactors and devote the rest of their building slots to supply pads. The next step is to build turrets and an Elephant, it generally helps to research the upgrades for the elephant and lock the base first, so the Elephant is garrisoned inside and will be safe until needed. When the upgrades have been researched, unlock the base and lock the Elephant down next to the base, then train three Spartans and fill the rest of the army with Marines and [[Hellbringers]]. This tactic generally assures victory, if all of the steps are performed accordingly. When playing as Captain Cutter deploy the Elephant for an early start and upgrade it as quickly as possible so it is effective and you can push back the enemy (this is good against the Brute Chieftain). An alternate, and much faster way is to build the reactor needed for the elephant to be built, start the construction of supply pads, deploy the elephant, buy as many marines as possible, and when the first squad is out, direct it to the enemy base, assigning the other squads to go there too when they are deployed. This strategy was mentioned in the [[Halo Wars ViDoc: Jaws of Victory|Jaws of Victory ViDoc]].
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It could also just be used as a general purpose alternative to the Barracks. It should be noted though that the Elephant cannot research upgrades for infantry like the real Barracks. One could work around this limitation by employing the tactic that is commonly associated with the [[Field Armory]]; research all the upgrades then destroy the building.
   
 
*Costs: 400 Resource units and requires two Population Cap and zero energy units
 
*Costs: 400 Resource units and requires two Population Cap and zero energy units
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*Defense Turret: Adds a [[M247 General Purpose Machine Gun|M247 GPMGT Autocannon]] that defends the Elephant when it's deployed.
 
*Defense Turret: Adds a [[M247 General Purpose Machine Gun|M247 GPMGT Autocannon]] that defends the Elephant when it's deployed.
 
*Ceramic Armor: The Elephant can now take 25% more damage.
 
*Ceramic Armor: The Elephant can now take 25% more damage.
 
==Trivia==
 
===Easter Eggs===
 
[[File:WaitWhat-ElephantFlip.jpg|200px|thumb|A player flips an Elephant, initiating the Easter Egg.]]
 
*If by some chance the player does manage to flip over an Elephant, the usual "Hold RB to flip [vehicle name]" script dialog is replaced with "Hold RB to flip...wait, what? How did you do that?"
 
*On the left hand side of the Red Team's Elephant there is a spray-paint graffiti with text that reads "BEHEMOTH" and a red cartoon picture of a woolly mammoth. On the Blue Team's Elephant it says "LEVIATHAN" and has a picture of a blue, whale-like sea creature sporting a mean grimace and wearing a comically tiny golden crown. The Behemoth and Leviathan are two scriptural creatures that are enormous in stature and girth.
 
 
===Glitches===
 
*There are many methods of achieving the flight of an Elephant on the multiplayer map [[Sandtrap]] in ''Halo 3''. The first, is the well known technique of filling the hull with explosives set to instant respawn and setting them off. This is a trial and error method, and achieves minimal Elephant flight, in which the player lacks control of the flight and trajectory of the vehicle.
 
*If you place a Covenant hover vehicle like a [[Type-32 Rapid Assault Vehicle|Ghost]] or [[Type-52 Infantry Support Vehicle|Prowler]] on top of the cockpit and then drive to the center of the Elephant, the vehicle will stay floating as if there were an invisible floor on top of the Elephant. This same glitch (or a similar one) is present in ''Halo 2'', although with the Scarab instead of the Elephant.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJIdIX4hIMQ '''YouTube''' - ''Halo 3 - Invisible Floor On "Sandtrap" Glitch'']</ref>
 
*Despite being a vehicle, the Elephant is not powered down by the effects of the Plasma Pistol, for obvious reasons.
 
*[[Lag]] from [[Cheating#Standbying|standbying]] can allow a player to directly manipulate an Elephant in [[Forge]].<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DCIb1y6cNk '''YouTube''' - ''Halo 3 Picking Up Elephant Forge Tutorial'']</ref>
 
*Placing multiple drop pods inside the Elephant can cause an "anti-gravity" effect, this effect will cause any vehicle driven inside an Elephant to lose traction, float, or be launched into the air, the power of this effect depends on the number of drop pods used. This effect will only affect vehicles and will often cause the Elephant to sink into the ground up to the bottom deck.
 
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
*The windshield in front of the driver is capable of protecting him from any kind of attack (except [[M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle|Spartan Lasers]]) without damage.
 
*The Olifant that is driven by Vergil on the level "Coastal Highway" in ''Halo 3: ODST'' (along with all others in the game) have the number 49 printed on their sides. This is another reference to Bungie's favorite number, as the square root of 49 is [[List of seven references in Halo|seven]], or 7² is 49.
 
*If you manage to lift an Elephant into the air on Sandtrap, and if you try to take it out onto the elevated sand dunes a barrier will block it from moving.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery widths="150" spacing="small">
 
<gallery widths="150" spacing="small">
Elephant 1up.jpg|An unoccupied Elephant in ''Halo 3''.
 
H3 Elephant Sharpened2.jpg|An Elephant being engaged on [[Sandtrap]].
 
 
HWElephant.JPG|A ''Halo Wars'' Elephant taking fire, and returning it with its three machine guns and a roof-mounted autocannon.
 
HWElephant.JPG|A ''Halo Wars'' Elephant taking fire, and returning it with its three machine guns and a roof-mounted autocannon.
 
Halo Wars Flood.jpg|Flood biomass and tentacles ensnare an Elephant.
 
Halo Wars Flood.jpg|Flood biomass and tentacles ensnare an Elephant.
Leviathan.jpg|Leviathan insignia on the Blue Team's Elephant.
 
Beh.jpg|Behemoth insignia on the Red Team's Elephant.
 
Concept garbage oliphant.png|A render of the civilian Elephant, seen at Bungie's PAX Panel.
 
Civele render1.png|A render of the Olifant, a civilian variant of the Elephant.
 
halo3_99290307_Medium.jpg|An Olifant flipped over on Coastal Highway.
 
 
unsc_elephant.gif|A close-up of the Elephant in ''[[Halo Wars]]''.
 
unsc_elephant.gif|A close-up of the Elephant in ''[[Halo Wars]]''.
Mega bloks Elephant.jpg|The Mega Bloks toy Elephant at the NYC toy fair.
 
halo3_123632535_Full.jpg|A wrecked Olifant in [[Mombasa Streets]].
 
 
UNSC_Elephant_sized.jpg|Concept of the Elephant.
 
UNSC_Elephant_sized.jpg|Concept of the Elephant.
81dgtCJshHL._AA1500_.jpg|The Megabloks Halo Elephant with a Recon Spartan on the Mongoose
 
Elephant_Small.jpg|A ''Halo 3'' model of the Elephant.
 
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Halo 3]]''
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*''[[Halo Wars]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Halo Wars]]''
 
*''[[Halo 3: ODST]]''
 
 
*''[[Halo: Spartan Assault]]''
 
*''[[Halo: Spartan Assault]]''
 
*''[[Halo: Spartan Strike]]''
 
*''[[Halo: Spartan Strike]]''
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
*[[Shadow]] - [[Covenant Empire|Covenant]] equivalent in ''[[Halo 2]]''.
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*[[Type-29 Troop/Vehicle Transport|Shadow]] - [[Covenant Empire|Covenant]] equivalent in ''[[Halo 2]]''.
   
 
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[[Category:Jotun Heavy Industries]]
 
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This article is about the vehicle featured in Halo Wars, Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike. For other uses of the term "Elephant", see its disambiguation page

The M312 Heavy Recovery Vehicle,[1] and commonly known as the Elephant, is a heavy UNSC Marine Corps Mobile Assault, Support, and Recovery Platform. It appears as a unit in Halo Wars and as an ally-controlled vehicle in both Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike.

DesignEdit

Screenshot 6 preview

Marines deploy from an M312 Elephant.

The Elephant is a mobile command base and repair vehicle and is able to pull an entire Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine by itself.[2] It features a crane, numerous firing ports and elevated positions for defending it. It has four tracks set up on each side of the chassis. Its chassis is as high as they are wide, providing stability.

Halo WarsEdit

Burningcritters

An Elephant deploys Marines into combat.

The Elephant also appears in Halo Wars as an armored personnel carrier and mobile infantry barracks, capable of creating troops in the field and/or deploying them while defending itself from enemy attacks. To operate as a barracks, the vehicle must first deploy. This unit can be only used when the player chooses Captain Cutter as their Leader Character in online play or skirmish.

Like other Halo Wars units this vehicle has been dimensionally altered, particularly as the bay on the rear has been shrunk (two people high to one person high) and the bogeys are now the same size. Similar to Halo 3's design, the Elephant still retains its crane, though the vehicle looks ill suited for repair and recovery. However, there are several design changes made in Halo Wars. The Elephant mounts three M41 LAAG weapons, one on the top of the driver's cabin and two at the rear on each side of the troop bay. It will also, if upgraded, sport a roof mounted cannon (similar to UNSC base defense turrets). The troop bay is enclosed and features a rear dropping ramp. The front also has an enclosed ramp along with deployable support struts.

Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan StrikeEdit

During the Battle of Draetheus V, several Elephants were used to evacuate wounded Marines.

Known ElephantsEdit

Halo Wars GameplayEdit

An Elephant is a prime tool to use in performing the rush technique commonly used in real-time strategy games. What one must do is build 1-2 reactors and devote the rest of their building slots to supply pads. The next step is to build turrets and an Elephant, it generally helps to research the upgrades for the elephant and lock the base first, so the Elephant is garrisoned inside and will be safe until needed. When the upgrades have been researched, unlock the base and lock the Elephant down next to the base, then train three Spartans and fill the rest of the army with Marines and Hellbringers. This tactic generally assures victory, if all of the steps are performed accordingly. When playing as Captain Cutter deploy the Elephant for an early start and upgrade it as quickly as possible so it is effective and you can push back the enemy (this is good against the Brute Chieftain). An alternate, and much faster way is to build the reactor needed for the elephant to be built, start the construction of supply pads, deploy the elephant, buy as many marines as possible, and when the first squad is out, direct it to the enemy base, assigning the other squads to go there too when they are deployed. This strategy was mentioned in the Jaws of Victory ViDoc. It could also just be used as a general purpose alternative to the Barracks. It should be noted though that the Elephant cannot research upgrades for infantry like the real Barracks. One could work around this limitation by employing the tactic that is commonly associated with the Field Armory; research all the upgrades then destroy the building.

  • Costs: 400 Resource units and requires two Population Cap and zero energy units
  • Capable of training SPARTAN-IIs and other infantry.

Upgrades:

  • Twin Engine: Increases the Elephant's speed by about 30%.
  • Defense Turret: Adds a M247 GPMGT Autocannon that defends the Elephant when it's deployed.
  • Ceramic Armor: The Elephant can now take 25% more damage.

GalleryEdit

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo: The Essential Visual Guide - Elephant, Page 55
  2. Halo Wars, Reactor

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