H2A Cinematic PinchFusionReactor

A Covenant Pinch Fusion Reactor.

Pinch fusion reactors are a form of power generator that can be found aboard Covenant warships.[1] The fusion reactor can also be scaled down and used in smaller weapons systems such as the Type-38 Anti-Aircraft Cannon.[2]


Pinch fusion reactors use artificial gravity generators to initiate and sustain a fusion reaction, replicating conditions inside stars. Pinch fusion reactors generate an enormous amount of power and plasma but are volatile; they detonate with the fury of a small supernova if containment fails.[3]

They use tritium as a fuel source. If their cooling systems are disabled or their maximum heat loads are exceeded, they will fail explosively providing a detonation on a similar scale of UNSC warship reactors.




  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  2. Halo: Reach - Levels: Tip of the Spear & The Package
  3. Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo - Page 61
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