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Skirr-class battlecruiser

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Skirr-class battlecruiser
HW Sojourner Concept 1.jpg
Production information

Manufacturer:

Summus Assembler Vats [1]

Class:

Prime dragoon[1]

Role:

  • Offense
  • Exploration [1]
Technical specifications

Length:

12,100 meters (40,000 ft)[1]

Mass:

10.8 billion tonnes[1]

Slipspace drive:

Equipped[1]

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Forerunner-Flood war[1]

Introduced:

Millenia prior Forerunner-Flood war[1]

Affiliation:

Forerunner navy[1]

 


The Skirr-class battlecruiser is a class of prime dragoon used by the Forerunner fleet.[1], manufactured by the Summus Assembler Vats, the Skirr class was commissioned millenia before the Forerunner-Flood war.[1]

Overview[edit]

Crew and complement[edit]

The Skirr-class battlecruisers were capable of operating without a living crew, using an Ancilla to instead navigate the ships through dangerous casualty-violating slipspace maneuvers.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Skirr-class battlecruisers were first-order dragoons that served in both pioneer and pacification fleets prior to the Forerunner-Flood war, having been commissioned millenia before.[1]

During the Forerunner-Flood war the Ancillas tasked with controlled the vessels proved to be remarkably resistant to the Logic plague[1] however they were ill-prepared to counter the used of infected Forerunners as shields and traps by the Gravemind. Many battlecruiser were captured by the Flood with their ancillas twisted into rampancy.[1]

Production notes[edit]

The design of the Skirr-class used in the Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition) is unused concept development artwork produced by Chuck Wojtkiewicz for Blur Studio during the production of Halo Wars. The design was produced as part of concept explorations for the Sojourner-class dreadnought.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 382
  2. ^ Chuck Wojtkiewicz, Dreadnought-rejected!: "On of my intial designs for Halo Wars..." (Retrieved on May 15, 2022) [archive]