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Vindication-class light battleship

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Vindication-class light battleship
Production information


Light Battleship

Technical specifications


1,580 meters (5,183 ft)[1]

Slipspace drive:

Presumably equipped


Titanium-A battle plate


Chronological and affiliation


Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts




The Vindication-class light battleship is a capital warship utilized by the United Nations Space Command during and after the Human-Covenant War.[1][2]


Design details[edit]

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.[3]

Service history[edit]

The class had entered service as early as 2525.[2][4] Several helped defend Alpha Corvi II from the Covenant in December of that year. At least one was present at the UNSC Infinity's commissioning ceremony.[5] Several Vindications were part of Battle Group Dakota and attacked the Mantle's Approach during the Didact's attack on Earth in July of 2557.[3] During the Requiem Campaign, 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.[6]

Ships of the line[edit]

Behind the scenes[edit]

  • Two Vindication-class battleships appear in the background of the Halo 4 level Midnight; given their nature they are intended to be seen only from a considerable distance. However, exploiting a glitch allows the player to examine these vessels up close, along with a number of Poseidon-class light carriers and Strident-class heavy frigates. Because these ships are intended to appear only as scenery, they are rendered as brushes rather than level geometry; as such, the player can fly the Broadsword through them without harm. By the same merit the ships' in-game models are not to scale with their canonical incarnations.[1]
  • The Vindication-class battleship and Poseidon-class carrier were to be featured in Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide but were cut due to space constraints.[1]


List of appearances[edit]