Covenant battleship

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Covenant battleship
Production information

Class:

Battleship

Role:

Technical specifications

Length:

2,000 meters (6,600 ft)[1]

Engine(s):

Repulsor engines

Slipspace drive:

Equipped

Hull:

Nanolaminate hull plating

Armament:

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Human-Covenant War

Affiliation:

Covenant

 

The battleship is a heavy capital warship classification used by the Covenant.[2]

Overview[edit]

The battleship is exceptional among Covenant vessels in that it possess twelve energy projectors, making it one of the best-armed ships within the Covenant fleet. This massive firepower allows the battleship to engage enemy vessels from extreme range and makes it ideal for defending key locations and vessels.[2] The battleship is two kilometers long (equivalent to the RCS-class armored cruiser) and its hull bears five of the bulbous sections characteristic of Covenant vessels.[1]

Service history[edit]

Several battleships served in the Fleet of Particular Justice during the Fall of Reach on August 30, 2552.[3] Weeks later several battleships were among the vessels comprising the Prophet of Truth's secret fleet gathered at Unyielding Hierophant. Though these vessels were intended to attacked Earth without the knowledge or consent of the other Hierarchs, a team of SPARTAN-IIs sabotaged the platform before the invasion could commence; the battleships, as well as hundreds of other warships, were destroyed along with the station.[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • Both editions of the Halo Encyclopedia mistakenly refer to the battleship as 200 meters long. This would make the vessel smaller than the DAS-class storm cutter, the Covenant's smallest known warship.[2]
  • It is quite possible that the Covenant super-destroyer encountered by Admiral Cole's fleet at Harvest belonged to this class. This is because both vessels are described as being two kilometers long, having five bulbous sections and being armed with multiple energy projectors.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: First Strike, page 297
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia, page 276 (2011 edition)
  3. ^ Halo: First Strike, page 32