Vindication-class light battleship
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The Vindication's hull is rather flat, though the bow slants upward and forward. Several antennae protrude from the fore end. The ship has one large, primary thrust nozzle and four smaller, secondary nozzles. The ship is equipped with experimental energy shielding.
The Vindication-class is designed as a ship-killer, intended to hunt down Covenant carriers and support ships before they can engage. To this end, the Vindication is equipped with two gargantuan Mark X Superheavy MACs, mounted in two 76G3V5 MAC batteries. The superheavy MACs have a long charge time, and thus the Vindication requires extensive support from friendly ships to defend itself while preparing a new volley. The MAC armament is supplemented with fifty M58 Archer missile pod and four M60 Sentry naval autocannons - alongside twenty M910 point-defence guns.
Ships of the line
The Vindication-class was launched from Martian Metals Shipyards at least in 2554.[Note 1] At least one Vindication was present at the UNSC Infinity's commissioning ceremony on February 21, 2557. Part of Battle Group Dakota, several assaulted the Mantle's Approach during the Didact's attack on Earth in July 2557. During the Requiem Campaign in early 2558, at least three ships of this class deployed fireteams to the surface in order to find Dr. Catherine Halsey after her abduction at the hands of the Covenant.
Non-canon and dubious canon appearances
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