Covenant corvette

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Covenant corvette
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An SDV-class heavy corvette
Production information

Class:

Corvette[1]

Role:

Stealth, intelligence gathering, escort[1]

Technical specifications

Length:

Variable[1]

Width:

Variable[1]

Height:

Variable[1]

Engine(s):

Repulsor engines

Slipspace drive:

Equipped

Hull:

Nanolaminate hull plating

Armament:

Plasma turrets[2]

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Affiliation:

 

The corvette is a warship classification that was used by the Covenant, before the empire's collapse in 2552. The Covenant employed corvettes for a wide array of functions. Historically, they were often responsible for surveying Forerunner artifact sites and for the deployment of small artifact-retrieval teams to elude any local defensive measures.[1]

During the Human-Covenant War, corvettes were utilized by the Covenant in front-line combat roles as well as long-range reconnaissance of potential naval staging areas and colonies. The relatively small size of Covenant corvettes, as well as their maneuverability and low sensor signature, allow them to remain undetected except at close range.[1]

Classes[edit]

Two classes of corvettes were used by the Covenant throughout the Human-Covenant War:

  • The DAV-class light corvette is a smaller class of corvette, commonly assigned in stealth operations and intelligence gathering. Vessels of this class were also tasked with the deployment and retrieval of Ranger teams.[1]
  • The SDV-class heavy corvette is a relatively larger corvette class, often given reconnaissance and ground support roles.[3] They rarely engaged hostile warships directly, and instead deployed space fighters and served as escorts for capital ships.[1]
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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo Waypoint: Covenant Corvette
  2. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 37
  3. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 13