Carrack

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Carrack merchant cruiser
Carrack merchant cruiser.jpg
Production information

Class:

Cruiser[1]

Role:

Troop and material transport[1]

Technical specifications

Length:

2,819 metres (9,250 ft)[1]

Slipspace drive:

Equipped

Hull:

Equipped with energy shielding

Armament:

  • Plasma Beam
  • Plasma cannon array
Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Affiliation:

 
"Versatile cruiser that ferries Sangheili warriors to far-flung battlefields."
Curator[2]

The Carrack is a class of merchant cruiser once used by the Sangheili during the War of Beginnings that was since adopted for use by the fleets of a dozen factions and would-be warlords.[3]

Overview[edit]

Unlike the multi-role warships used by the Covenant, older, single-purpose vessels such as the Carrack have become important assets in Covenant remnant factions, as many of the warships of the Covenant have since been destroyed. Regardless, contemporary Sangheili fleetmasters have found Carracks to be capable and resilient troop and materiel transports, using them as both carriers and cruisers.[1] Carracks can reinforce naval battle groups and transport entire armies.[3] As in the days of the Covenant's foundation, their reactors burn with the fury of caged stars.[3] By the time the Blooding Years began, Carracks had been upgraded to modern specifications.[4]

Halo: Fleet Battles[edit]

Covenant Carrack Merchant Cruiser[edit]

This element includes a single Carrack merchant cruiser.

  • Cost: 145 points
  • Movement: 4"
  • Damage Track: 11 • 10 • 6
  • Build Rating: 3
  • Hangars: 0
  • Boarding Craft: 3
  • Security Detail: 6
  • Systems loadouts:
    • Defence Array (1)
    • Hard Burn (4")
    • Point Defence (3)
  • Primary Weapon: Plasma Beam
    • Range: 16"/-
    • Weapon loudouts: Beam/Plasma
    • Firing Arc: Forward
    • Dice: 15/15/15
  • Secondary Weapon: Plasma Cannon Arrays
    • Range: 10/20"
    • Weapon loadouts: Plasma
    • Firing Arc: Port+Starboard
    • Dice: 11

Covenant Escorted Carrack Merchant Cruiser[edit]

This element includes a Carrack merchant cruiser and one ADP-class escort.

  • Cost: 165 points
  • Movement: 4"
  • Damage Track: 11 • 11 • 6
  • Build Rating: 4
  • Hangars: 0
  • Boarding Craft: 3
  • Security Detail: 6
  • Systems loadouts:
    • Defence Array (2)
    • Hard Burn (4")
    • Point Defence (5)
  • Primary Weapon: Plasma Beam
    • Range: 16"/-
    • Weapon loudouts: Beam/Plasma
    • Firing Arc: Forward
    • Dice: 15/15/15
  • Secondary Weapon: Plasma Cannon Arrays
    • Range: 10/20"
    • Weapon loadouts: Plasma
    • Firing Arc: Port+Starboard
    • Dice: 13
  • Additional Secondary Weapon: Plasma Torpedoes
    • Range: 12/24"
    • Weapon loadouts: Missiles/Plasma
    • Firing Arc: Forward
    • Dice: 5

Trivia[edit]

Carracks were armed, three-masted ships developed by the medieval Genoese, and heavily used by the Spanish and Portuguese empires, to carry cargoes to and from their imperial territories in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. It was a predecessor to the more well-known Galleon.

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