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Cruiser

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The cruiser is a type of heavily-armed and armored warship designed with an emphasis on weaponry and armor over fighter complements.

Overview[edit]

Even though both UNSC and Covenant fleets possess warships of such classifications, the tactical philosophies of the two navies are different. The Covenant, while possessing many different cruiser classifications, use assault carriers as the powerhouses of their fleets.[1] The UNSC, on the other hand, use cruisers as their heaviest warships, designed to engage and destroy enemy warships that may otherwise threaten a fleet's carrier force.[2] Cruisers served as the backbone of human fleets. However, it should be noted that Covenant cruisers were considerably longer than their UNSC counterparts.

Types[edit]

Human[edit]

Prehistoric human[edit]

UNSC[edit]

Covenant[edit]

Main article: Covenant cruiser

Forerunner[edit]

Related vehicles[edit]

Covenant[edit]

Sangheili[edit]

  • Carrack - Described as a "merchant cruiser", the Carrack was used to ferry troops and materiel.[16]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), p. 261
  2. ^ Halo: Warfleet - p. 26
  3. ^ Halo: Primordium, chapter 16
  4. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 238
  5. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), p. 251 (2010 edition); p. 261 (2011 edition)
  6. ^ Halo: Fleet Battles, Core Rulebook - page 125
  7. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 191
  8. ^ Halo Waypoint, UNSC Cruiser (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  9. ^ Halo: Warfleet, Attack Ships, p. 72-73
  10. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 41
  11. ^ Halo Waypoint, Covenant Cruiser (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  12. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), p. 277 (2011 edition)
  13. ^ Halo: Cryptum, page 314-315
  14. ^ Halo: Cryptum, page 126
  15. ^ Artstation, Halo: Warfleet (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
  16. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Holiday Shipping (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]