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Black Cat-class Subprowler
Production information
Manufacturer

UNSCDF

Product line

Black Cat prowler

Model

UNSC Prowler

Class

Black Cat-class Subprowler

Technical specifications
Length

possibly over 50 meters

Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Shielding

None

Navigation system

NAVCOM

Countermeasures

stealth (infiltration)

Armament

none or minimal

Complement

none

Cargo capacity

38 Spartan III's

Usage
Year introduced

2545

Role(s)

Infiltration

Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Affiliation
  [Source]

Black Cat-class Subprowlers are a classification of small exfiltration ships within the UNSC. Designated as "sub-prowlers," they have extremely limited capabilities and are used mostly as exfiltration craft to escape combat situations with stealth and ease. The ships have Slipspace capacitors but only enough charge to use them for about four hours. Black Cats are routinely used on high-risk ops so that UNSC Special Forces can retreat quickly and easily. Each sub-prowler can hold approximately 38 SPARTAN-IIIs.

It appears that they replaced the Calypso-class Exfiltration Craft.[1]


Eight such craft were inserted for the Spartan-IIIs during Operation: TORPEDO, but only one was used because only two Spartans survived the engagement.

The ship can only hold a charge for a limited amount of time, meaning that if a mission is not completed in time, ground forces would be trapped in hostile territory.

The Black Cat classification is believed to be smaller than the standard UNSC Prowler.

Trivia

  • This may have been inspired by WW2's PBY Black Cat Catilinas, which flew missions destroying enemy ships or rescuing survivors of convoys which had been attacked by Japanese planes.

Sources

  1. Ghosts of Onyx page 86
UNSC Starship Classifications
Starfighters C709 Longsword-class Interceptor
Dropships/Cargo Transports D77-TC Pelican - D77H-TCI Pelican Dropship - Albatross - Pod - Bumblebee - Human Cargo Ship
Support Starships Calypso-class Exfiltration Craft - Black Cat-class Subprowler - Chiroptera-class Stealth Vessel - Prowler - Laden-class Freighter - Parabola-class Freighter
Light Capital Warships Mako-class Corvette - Stealth Cruiser - UNSC Light Frigate - UNSC Frigate - UNSC Destroyer
Cruisers Halcyon-class - Marathon-class
Carriers UNSC Carrier - Phoenix-class Colony Ship - UNSC Supercarrier
See Also: List of Starships
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