UNSC carrier

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UNSC Carrier
FoR UNSC Atlas.png
Production information

Class:

Carrier

Role:

Deployment of fighter ships and ground troops

Technical specifications

Length:

3,000 meters (9,800 ft)[1]

Width:

120 meters (393 ft 8 in)[1]

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Armament:

Complement:

Crew:

2,100[1]

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

Carrier is a capital warship classification used by the UNSC Navy.

Design[edit]

The Navy operates several carrier classes, including the Poseidon, Orion, Epoch, and Punic classes.[note 1] UNSC carriers range from light warships to among the largest ships in service. The smallest known class, the Poseidon-class light carrier, is only 719 meters from stem to stern, smaller than a cruiser.[2] The largest carrier class is three kilometers long and has a beam of 120 meters.[1] Carriers have a crew and complement of 2,100 and can carry numerous space, air, and ground vehicles.[1] Befitting their role, their primary asset is a large number of GA-TL1 Longsword interceptors or F-41 Broadsword multirole fighters.

Armament[edit]

Despite their size, UNSC carriers depend on their fighter wings for offense, though they are often equipped with at least one Magnetic Accelerator Cannon. Secondary armament is provided by 300 Archer missiles, while tertiary armament includes two fusion rockets.[1] Carriers also mount numerous point defense guns, such as the M910 point defense network used by the Epoch-class, as well as several nuclear missiles of various types.

Ships of the line[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ The Atlas as seen in Halo: Fall of Reach - Boot Camp and the Musashi as seen in Fall of Reach - Invasion do not appear to belong to any of the established carrier classes. The former shares design features with the Phoenix-class colony ship and the Epoch-class carrier while the latter vaguely resembles the Halberd-class destroyer. The Atlas was later depicted in Halo: The Fall of Reach with a completely different design reminiscent of the Punic-class supercarrier; while the newer depiction is presumably the ship's canonical appearance, the prior incarnation may nonetheless represent a canonically distinct class.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Halo Encyclopedia, page 249 (2009)
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint: The Halo Bulletin 5.14.14