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There is more information available on this subject at Cruiser on the English Wikipedia.
A UNSC Autumn-class cruiser.

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


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.

Known cruiser classes[edit]

A Covenant CCS-class battlecruiser.



Main article: Covenant cruiser


Prehistoric human[edit]


  • Carrack - 2,819 meters (9,250 ft)

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 261
  2. ^ Halo: Warfleet - Pg. 26