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The Phaeton, a Promethean weapon-ship

Weapon-ships were small autonomous combat craft used by the Forerunners, launched to carry out tasks considered to be beneath the dignity and worth of Warrior-Servants.[1] Deployed from larger ships such as Fortress-class vessels, weapon-ships operated in automated phalanx formations and could be controlled at a ratio of up to a million ships per warrior.[2] The most common of the Forerunners' autonomous combat drones, weapon-ships were classified as small auxiliaries deployed in the millions to serve as scouts, escorts, or shields. Disposable to fleet commanders, they were frequently deployed en masse in battles.[1]

Various classes of weapon-ship existed, with one of the smallest classes being the Z-1800 Phaeton.[3]

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