UNSC corvette

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UNSC corvette
Production information

Class:

Corvette

Technical specifications

Length:

Varies

Power plant:

2494 type:

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

The UNSC corvette[1][2] is a warship classification in the UNSC Navy.[3][4] Known sub-classes of the corvette include the Mako-class corvette,[5] the fast-attack corvette[6] and the Prowler stealth corvette.[7][8]

Background[edit]

The corvettes are the smallest class of warship in the UNSC Navy, and do not carry any fighters. Fast-attack corvettes are known to have a modest hangar bay with room for only one SKT-13 Shuttlecraft, basically a larger version of the Bumblebee escape pod used to ferry material and personnel to and from various locations or ships.[9] Corvettes are also known as being one of the fastest ships in the UNSC Navy.[10] Like most other Slipspace-capable UNSC ships, corvettes possess cryo-bays.[6]

Corvettes in use by the 2490s, such as the UNSC Callisto, were powered by a primary fusion reactor and a secondary fission reactor. They had at least fourteen decks and three cargo bays, as well as a hard docking collar for linking with stations or other vessels.[11]

Operational service[edit]

UNSC corvettes have been in use during both the Insurrection and the Human-Covenant War. Several Mako-class corvettes were used by the Eridanus cell of the Insurrectionists as part of their improvised fleet. The UNSC used corvettes in multiple engagements during the Human-Covenant War, including the Fall of Reach[4] and the Battle of Earth.[1]

Ships of the line[edit]

The following corvettes are also referred to as Prowlers:

Production note[edit]

During the development of Halo 3, a corvette known as UNSC Andraste was designed. The ship was removed during the game's development and her hull altered in several aspects, resulting in the Charon-class light frigate. The Paris class from Halo: Reach adopts Andraste's design more or less exactly.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 214
  2. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, page 437
  3. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 16
  4. ^ a b Halo: First Strike, page 207
  5. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 85
  6. ^ a b Halo: Contact Harvest, page 60
  7. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia, page 259
  8. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia, page 263
  9. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 63-64
  10. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 213
  11. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", pages 444-445