The GA-TL1 Longsword-class Interceptor is the main single ship of the United Nations Space Command Defense Force, and is a mainstay starfighter, filling a variety of roles simultaneously.

Overview & Background


Gameplay Information

Although it can't be piloted during gameplay, it can be called in for a bombing run at the first tower in the level Halo on any difficulty.


  • Can destroy very large groups of enemies at once


  • TBA

How to Unlock

In order to unlock the bombing run at the first tower on Halo, run to the lifepod before any Dropships arrive. Once inside, go up to the dead pilot and it will say on the HUD "Press E to boost distress becon." After this, all the Phantoms will start to appear at once instead of individual waves. When surviving long enough, the Longsword pilot will say that he is starting his run and then it can be seen overhead as enemies are killed from numerous explosions.

Developer Information



  • Despite being shown in the end being piloted, the Longsword and the Pelican are the only UNSC vehicles that can't be piloted during gameplay.
  • There is a typo when activating the lifepod, it should say "beacon" instead of "becon" as it says.
  • The bombing run scenario can be buggy, meaning certain dialogue and even the Longsword itself may not show up unless if the player reverts to their last save.


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