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The UNSC carrier was a type of starship used within the UNSC Navy.

Class History

Insurrection

Main article: Insurrection

Carriers were used during the Insurrection. The Orion-class assault carrier was used to support ground operations,[6] the Epoch-class heavy carrier was often the core of most Battle Groups,[5] and the Punic-class supercarrier was a Colonial Military Administration Space Control Vehicle that was deployed on expeditionary campaigns.[7]

One such carrier during this, the UNSC Atlas, was the site of a particularly bad fight between John-117 and several Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. This fight permanently soured relations between SPARTAN-IIs and ODSTs.[8]

Human-Covenant war

Main article: Human-Covenant war

During the Fall of Reach, the Punic-class supercarrier UNSC Trafalgar, the pride of the Navy and flagship of the Epsilon Eridani Fleet was destroyed.[9]

Post-war

The years after the war saw the addition of a couple of carrier classes. The Poseidon-class light carrier was created after the war.[10] The largest carrier ever, the UNSC Infinity, was completed in 2553.[11]

Design

Dimensions

Length

UNSC carriers vary drastically in size. The Punic-class[12] was three kilometers long,[2] nearly the length of a Covenant Reverence-class cruiser.[13] While the Poseidon-class was only a mere 719m in comparison.[4]

Mass

At 907,000,000 million metric tons,[14] the Infinity-class is one of the heaviest carriers the UNSC operates. The Epoch-class, at 35,000,000 metric tons,[5] is heavier than the Orion-class and Poseidon-class.[10]

Armament

UNSC carriers are armed with a single Magnetic Accelerator Cannon, 300 Archer missiles, and two Fusion rockets.

Complement

They carry large numbers of Longsword-class interceptors, as well as numerous Pelican-class dropships, to fit their role as carriers. They also transport contingents of Marines and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers and likely transport vehicles for the UNSC ground forces.

Ships of the Line

Classes

Unnamed Classes

  • The UNSC Musashi was of a class with a front grill like structure.

Named Ships



Gallery

Appearances

Sources


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