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Covenant Supercruiser
Production information
Class

Cruiser

Technical specifications
Length

Over 3576 meters

Engine unit(s)

Repulsor Engines

Slipspace Drive

Yes

Shielding

Resistant to 3 MAC rounds and 488 Archer missiles or 1+ Nuclear mines

Hull

Resistant to greater than 1 Shiva missile

Armament
Usage
Year introduced

2552 - First Battle of Reach

Era(s)

9th Age of Reclamation

Affiliation

Covenant Navy, Fleet of Particular Justice

  [Source]

The Covenant Supercruiser was a classification of extremely powerful capital Covenant warships within the Covenant Navy.

Contents

Background

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Physical Characteristics and Armament

Its length of 3.5 kilometers was over three times that of the UNSC Marathon-class Cruiser.[1]

These ships were durable enough to withstand one nuclear mine detonation, or even three MAC rounds and nearly five hundred Archer missiles. However, during the Battle of Reach, it used a hit-and-run tactic to avoid fire from the ODPs' "Super" MACs.

Operational Use

One of these warships led the Covenant invasion Fleet during the the First Battle of Reach in August 2552, where it destroyed many UNSC ships, like the Musashi, the Minotaur and the Herodotus, but was destroyed by the UNSC Pillar of Autumn. The Autumn launched a remote controlled Longsword armed with a Shiva missile under the Supercruiser's shields, multiplying the destructive blast exponentially, by having the shields containing the blast.

Weapons

The Covenant Supercruiser's weapon systems seem limited, but extremely powerful. It possesses an Energy Projector which shoots a thin needle beam at light speed, enabling it to cut through the hull armor of several UNSC ships at a time. First described as a type of sniping ship because of its combat tactics, this weapon can be described as similar to the Beam Rifle. This weapon needs to charge over time, but once charged, can unleash its wrath with deadly pinpoint accuracy.

Complement

Given its gigantic size (second only to the Assault Carrier and Supercarrier), it is supposed to be able to carry hundreds of fighters and/or dropships. Moreover, it probably carries large amounts of ground vehicles and troops, possibly legions.

Sources

  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 297
Covenant Starship Classifications
Ground Support Aircraft Banshee - Vampire
Starfighters Seraph-class - Tarasque-class heavy fighter - Gigas-class fighter-bomber
Dropships Spirit - Phantom - Boarding Craft
Support Starships Stealth Corvette - Agricultural Support Ship
Light Capital Warships Frigate - Destroyer - CAR-class Frigate - CPV-class Destroyer
Cruisers Light Cruiser - Cruiser - CCS-class - Reverence-class - Battleship - Supercruiser
Carriers Carrier - Assault Carrier - Supercarrier
Space Stations High Charity - Unyielding Hierophant
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