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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:

Variable

  • 3,000 meters (9,800 ft)[1] (Unspecified class)

Width:

Variable

  • 120 meters (393 ft 8 in)[1] (Unspecified class)

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Armament:

Variable

Complement:

Crew:

Variable

  • 2,100[1] (Unspecified class)
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.

Ship classes[edit]

Class Image Details
Infinity-class supercarrier H4-UNSCInfinity-Starship-Side.png
Punic-class supercarrier Punic orbit.jpg The supercarrier was used for direct confrontation with Covenant capital ships, and was one of the few UNSC ships effective in this role
Epoch-class heavy carrier Fleet Battles - Epoch, painted.jpg The heaviest variety of carrier in service behind only the immense supercarriers, the Epoch class' tonnage exceeds that of both the Poseidon and the Orion classes. Often forming the core of most UNSC fleets, the heavy carrier is capable of taking extreme damage in combat.
Orion-class assault carrier Halo Fleet Battles - Orion-class carrier. Considered state-of-the-art when it was introduced, the Orion-class assault carrier incorporated the miniaturized and reconfigurable automated factories and chemical processors that were commonly found in colony support vessels, allowing the carriers to produce fuel, spare parts, and rarely even complete combat vehicles without outside assistance
Phoenix-class support vessel UNSC Spirit of Fire (CFV-88).png The Phoenix-class colonial support vessel is a colony ship classification used by the Unified Earth Government.At least one Phoenix, the UNSC Spirit of Fire, was modified for wartime use by the United Nations Space Command and redesignated a Phoenix-class support vessel.
Poseidon-class light carrier H4-Poseidon.png The Poseidon-class carrier is sleek, elongated, and somewhat cylindrical in general shape. Its structure comprises two main sections covered with white plating; in the fore section, the plating mostly covers the vessel's dorsal surfac

Ships of the line[edit]

Class Fleet or last known tactical grouping Ship Name Hull classification symbol Last known captain Notes
Epoch-class heavy carrier Unknown UNSC Epoch Lead ship
UNSC Atlas
Infinity-class supercarrier Expeditionary Strike Group 1 UNSC Infinity INF-101 Thomas Lasky Lead ship. Missing over Installation 07.
Unknown UNSC Eternity Not Completed
Orion-class assault carrier Unknown UNSC Fifth Winter
UNSC Orion Lead ship
Phoenix-class carrier Third Fleet UNSC Spirit of Fire CFV-88 James Cutter Active but officially listed as lost with all hands.
Poseidon-class light carrier Unknown UNSC Milwaukee
UNSC Poseidon Lead ship
Punic-class supercarrier Unknown UNSC Punic Lead ship
Epsilon Eridani Fleet UNSC Trafalgar Flagship of Epsilon Eridani Fleet. Destroyed over Reach
Unknown UNSC Home Fleet UNSC Stalingrad Carl Patterson
UNSC Witness
Third Fleet UNSC Totem Lake
Unknown UNSC All Under Heaven
UNSC Magellan
UNSC Musashi

Gallery[edit]

Notes[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 light 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]

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