UNSC Valiant

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UNSC Valiant
Fleet Battles - Valiant and frigates.jpg
Production information

Manufacturer:

Martian shipyard[1]

Class:

Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser

Role:

Fleet command ship[1]

Specifications

Length:

1,518 meters (4,980 ft)[2]

Width:

373 meters (1,220 ft)[2]

Engine:

Fusion drives[1]

Slipspace drive:

Equipped

Hull:

Titanium-A armor

Armament:

Probably one or more Magnetic Accelerator Cannons

Service information

Commissioned:

2493[1]

Participated battles:

Fall of Reach[3]

Fleet:

Epsilon Eridani Fleet[3]

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy[3]

 

UNSC Valiant was the lead ship of the Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser, a class of heavy cruiser in service with the UNSC Navy.[4]

History[edit]

UNSC Valiant was drafted by the UNSC Navy as a compromise between a battleship and a heavy cruiser. Valiant was commissioned and released from her Martian shipyard docking clamps in 2493, after undergoing years of feasibility studies and redesigns. Valiant showed promise during her initial testing and evaluation, though the high costs and delays in incorporating next-generation fusion drives seemingly doomed the Valiant class.[1]

Less than two years after her commissioning, Valiant and the fellow ships of her class were relegated from the UNSC Navy rolls and partially scrapped. However, in 2497, the United Nations Space Command discovered that insurrectionist sympathizers had infiltrated the Colonial Military Administration, which led to a massive expansion of the UNSC as it absorbed and dismantled the CMA, and assumed their role fighting the Insurrection. With most command ships now engaged in lengthy counterinsurgency operations, Valiant and other members of the class were soon recommissioned as command-and-control flagships, with the tonnage and firepower of the class successfully augmenting battle groups of smaller warships. Valiant and a handful of other super-heavy cruisers, including UNSC Everest, were outfitted with a complete suite of command upgrades to aid the United Nations Space Command in the Insurrection.[1]

Valiant was present during the Fall of Reach during the Human-Covenant War, attached to the Epsilon Eridani Fleet.[3]

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