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UNSC Aegis Fate
Production information
Class

UNSC Frigate

Technical specifications
Length

478 metres (1,570 ft))

Width

151.9 metres (498 ft)

Height/depth

112.2 metres (368 ft)

Engine unit(s)

Main drives (2) Auxiliary drives (2)

Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Power plant

Deuterium Fusion Cores (2)

Hull

60 centimetres (2.0 ft) Titanium-A Battleplate

Armament
Complement
Usage
Earliest sighting

2552

Latest sighting

2552

Present for battles/events
Affiliation

UNSC Navy

Fleet
  [Source]

The UNSC Aegis Fate, Hull Classification Symbol FFG-307, is a Frigate of the UNSC Navy[1].

Contents

Background

The Aegis Fate took part in the attempt to stop the Prophet of Truth from activating the Ark's Portal. In the cut-scene, it can be seen firing MAC rounds at the Forerunner Dreadnought alongside the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn and an unknown UNSC frigate. The Aegis followed the Covenant Separatists' First Sangheilian Fleet into the portal and survived a further engagement between the Sangheili and Truth's fleet.

In the ensuing Battle of Installation 00, the Aegis Fate was last seen in a stationary position in the atmosphere of the Ark over a Jiralhanae encampment in the desert regions (the multiplayer map Sandtrap). It's very probable that it returned safely to Earth with the UNSC survivors and Elite fleet whilst Johnson used Forward Unto Dawn to rescue the Chief.

Assignment

It was assigned to the UNSC Home Fleet during the Battle of Earth when the confrontation concluded with the Covenant Loyalist withdrawal through the Forerunner Portal. Several hours later, the Sangheilian Fleet pursued them through the Portal, and the UNSC Aegis Fate was one of the UNSC warships attached to the Elite fleet as well as the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn.

UNSC Battle Cruiser

"A UNSC battle cruiser looms menacingly over Shrine's sprawling sand dunes..."
—www.1up.com, commenting on Shrine (later called Sandtrap)

Prior to Halo 3's release, the Aegis Fate was thought to be a UNSC Battle Cruiser utilized in the Battle of the Ark, and descriptions found in the Halo 3 Beta described it as such[2]. Estimates of its size, armaments, and capabilities, using the Super Star Destroyer ships from the Star Wars series and universe[3] placed it as one of the most powerful ships in either side's armada. Ironically, it turned out to be a frigate, one of the UNSC's least effective and smallest ships, in the final game.

The frigate from the side.

Glitches

  • Through the use of the Pan Cam glitch and theater mode, players would be able to get past the invisible walls/boundaries of the map and explore freely around the frigate itself.[4] You can go into the hangar bay of the Aegis Fate, along with any other part of the ship, including up into it's MAC gun.

Trivia

  • The Aegis Fate can be seen if one looks towards the northeastern[5] patch of unclouded sky on the Halo 3 multiplayer map Sandtrap. This might explain the reason why there are human weapons and vehicles on this map.
  • The number 7 can be seen in the star on the lower bow of the ship. Another 7 reference.
  • During the Battle of Voi, it is indistinguishable from other ships, all of them bearing the same numbers and name as the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn.
  • Aegis was the name of the goddess Athena's armor in Greek mythology. The word Aegis was often used in relevance to protection, so "Aegis Fate" would mean (or at least something related to) "Protective Fate".

Sources

  1. Halo 3, multiplayer level Sandtrap
  2. www.1up.com, Halo 3 Beta source code hack leak
  3. xbox360.ign.com, Halo 3 release
  4. youtube video
  5. Halo 3: The Official Guide

This article uses material from the "UNSC Aegis Fate" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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