Unidentified Covenant warship

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Unidentified Covenant warship
Unidentified Covenant Warship.JPG
Production information

Class:

Capital ship

Role:

Flagship, ship-to-ship artillery[1]

Technical specifications

Mass:

~272 million tons[2]

Power plant:

Pinch fusion reactors

Engine(s):

Repulsor engines

Slipspace drive:

Yes

Hull:

Nanolaminate hull plating

Shielding:

Yes

Armament:

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Human-Covenant War

First use:

August 30, 2552

Affiliation:

Covenant

 

This unidentified warship class is one of the most powerful vessels used by the Covenant. The vessel has three times the mass of a CCS-class battlecruiser[2] and is large enough to stand out among a fleet containing hundreds of ships. It is armed with a prow-mounted turret containing five energy projectors, a configuration that had not been witnessed prior to the Fall of Reach,[4] as well as another pod-shaped turret mounted on its dorsal surface.[2] The ship is capable of withstanding several Magnetic Accelerator Cannon rounds and hundreds of M58 Archer missiles.[1]

Operational history[edit]

The only such vessel known to have been encountered by the UNSC was present at the Fall of Reach on August 30, 2552, where it served as a secondary flagship for the Fleet of Particular Justice. During the battle, it remained outside the range of the planet's orbital defense platforms and destroyed many UNSC ships, including the Musashi, the Minotaur and the Herodotus.[5] Soon, the UNSC Pillar of Autumn used three shots from its upgraded MAC and over 500 Archer missiles to drop the ship's shields and apply minimal damage to the hull. The Pillar of Autumn then launched a remote-controlled GA-TL1 Longsword armed with a Shiva-class nuclear missile, which impacted the ship while its energy shields were recharging. The explosion was contained by the newly regenerated shields, multiplying the destructive blast exponentially and the ship was destroyed.[1]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: The Fall of Reach Definitive Edition, Chapter thirty-six
  2. ^ a b c d Halo: The Fall of Reach Definitive Edition, page 376
  3. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach Definitive Edition, page 345
  4. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach Definitive Edition, page 346
  5. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach Definitive Edition, pages 345-346