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This article is on the Phantom featured in Halo 5: Guardians. For more uses of the term "Phantom," see its disambiguation page.

Few combat vehicles reflect the traditional Sangheili design aesthetic better than the ubiquitous Phantom. The new dropships crafted by Malurok Armory, the Kolaar Manufactorum, and Achoem Weapons to feed the ravenous war engines of the Covenant remnants and Swords of Sanghelios draw their inspiration from aquatic predators found on Sangheili colonies. Design details that the San'Shyuum had always deemed... inelegant.

The Type-57 Dropship Troop Carrier, better known as the Phantom, was a dropship employed by both sides of the Blooding Years, during 2558. It was introduced as a replacement for the Type-52 and Type-44 Phantoms utilised during the war due to the loss of these crafts in combat operation.[2]


Due to the events of the Great Schism, the Sangheili designers of this craft were able to create it without regard for San'Shyuum design traits and constraints.[1] This new design uses lighter materials, making it cheaper and easier to manufacture, though this affects exoatmospheric performance.[2]


The Type-57 is seen to deploy Covenant troops in Campaign and Warzone of Halo 5: Guardians. It's also seen in the background of the Arena map Truth.

It's also a placeable object in Halo 5: Guardians' Forge. Two versions exist including one with closed doors and one that is completely open.





  1. Covenant vehicles are designated based on when they were first properly documented by the UNSC. Thus, the Type-57 DTC was first documented in 2557.