All UNSC leaders can call on a Shortsword to deliver disruption bombs which can be used to block enemy leader powers. The Shortsword cannot be attacked, or destroyed, in-game. The Shortsword is not featured in Halo Wars 2, in which bombing runs carried out via Archer missiles fulfill a similar gameplay role.What is the B-65 shortsword in Halo?
From Halopedia, the Halo wiki The B-65 Suborbital Long-Range Bomber, commonly known as the Shortsword, is an atmospheric strategic bomber produced by Misriah Armory. It is fielded by UNSC Air Force reserve units and was formerly operated by the Navy.What is a longsword in Halo?
From Halopedia, the Halo wiki The GA-TL1 Interceptor/Strike Fighter, or Longsword, is the mainstay multi-mission platform in service with the UNSC Air Force and UNSC Navy. Longswords are capable of atmospheric and exoatmospheric (A/X) operation and can be fitted for myriad roles simultaneously.What is a shortsword good for?
A Shortsword's payload is interchangeable, capable of delivering conventional ordnance, or less conventional munitions into theatres of combat, dropping them onto the target zone at low altitude and high velocity. These strikes are launched from an orbital support ship, indicating some exoatmospheric capability.