Type-52 Guided Munitions Launcher/Explosive
Furthering the same technology incorporated into the Plasma Grenade, the Covenant’s Plasma Launcher is a shoulder-mounted munitions cannon which fires up to four bolts of latent plasma which actively and persistently track a target’s heat signature. Upon making contact, the bolts detonate with violently explosive and typically lethal results.
The T-52 Guided Munitions Launcher/Explosive is 108.8 centimeters (42.8 inches long), making it one of the larger infantry weapons employed by the Covenant. It is composed of a centralized, rotating launch chamber, a large, ablative shroud-wrapped barrel and a contoured mount for the operator’s shoulder. At the top of the launcher’s housing is an optics system which offers 2.5x zoom capability, smart-linked to the operator’s heads-up display.
The Plasma Launcher fires in two modes: the first and primary being burst, when the weapon is primed and propels four charged bolts at a subject in quick succession and the second being semi-automatic, where the operator carefully releases a single bolt, allowing the weapon to conserve ammunition, especially when engaged with numerous soft targets, like infantry. This versatility and the ammunition’s ability to actively track a target make it an indispensible part of the Covenant frontline.