- "What the fuck is that? A floating Locust Barge?"
- — Clayton Carmine spotting a Gas Barge over Centennial Bridge
Locust Gas Barges were huge creatures that can float and propel themselves through the air. They first appeared on the surface 18 months after the sinking of Jacinto.
Gas Barges are able to fly by use of a Large floating creature, the top half of which holds gas lighter than air. It is crudely maneuvered by a navigation system connected to a pair of razor sharp spikes thrusting into the creature's sides, causing the creature to move in whatever direction the locust desired, these spikes are very similar to horse spurs, only scaled up. However, the craft is quite sluggish and large meaning they are easy to hit unlike the speedier and smaller Reavers.
- "Ooh a big slow target full of gas. Is it my Birthday?"
- — Damon Baird.
While traversing the Savage locust encampment on the Centennial Bridge, the small Gear squad led by Augustus Cole were faced with a Gas Barge for the first time after taking care of a Mortar emplacement. Cole used one of the Mortars to shoot down the Gas Barge, causing it to crash land near the Deadlands.
Crossing the DeadlandsEdit
As Delta started crossing the Deadlands, they discovered the gas barge Cole ha shot down previously and Baird cannibalized the flight programmer from it. They later came up with a plan to hijack a barge to get to Anvil Gate quicker. They moved through the Savage Locust stronghold in the direction of the mooring posts. Delta Squad later managed to hijacked one of the barges. They were later shot down over Anvegad by Queen Myrrah on her Tempest.
On their way back from a mission for Aaron Griffin, Delta Came under attack from two Gas Barges as they crossed the Hammer of Dawn Crater in a cable car. They managed to fend off the barges by killing most of the crew.
Endeavor Ship YardsEdit
While battling through the ship yards to retrieve the Submarine, Delta Squad encountered many Gas Barges being used to Drop Locust Troops.
During the Second Battle of Azura, Delta Squad had to clear the island of the Siegebeasts that were keeping the King Ravens away. Several Gas Barges dropped in Locust Troops to defend the artillery positions. Marcus Fenix then used the Siegebeasts shoot down the Gas Barges.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- In the concept art for the Barge, the deck was intended to be a retro-fit from the Torture Barge's lower deck.
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