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CSO-class supercarrier
Production information

Manufacturer

Covenant Empire

Product line

Supercarrier

Model

Supercarrier

Class

CSO-class

Technical information

Length

28.960 kilometers (95,013 ft 1 in)[1]

Width

11.447 kilometers (37,555 ft 9 in)[1]

Height/depth

3.563 kilometers (11,689 ft 8 in)

Engine unit(s)

Repulsor engine

Slipspace drive

Yes

Shielding

Yes

Hull

Unknown Covenant material

Navigation system

Navigation computer

Armament

Crew

Several thousand

Usage

Earliest sighting

2552 (Fall of Reach)

Role(s)

  • Command
  • Occupation support

Era(s)

Human-Covenant war

Affiliation

Covenant Navy

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The CSO-class supercarrier[1] is an extremely powerful, heavy warship classification and the largest class within the Covenant Navy.

Multiple supercarriers of the Second Fleet of Homogeneous Clarity defended the massive space station of High Charity[2] and one such vessel served as the flagship of the Combined Fleet of Righteous Purpose.[3][4] During the Fall of Reach, the supercarrier Long Night of Solace destroyed the UNSC Grafton and began deploying numerous ground assets to the surface of Reach. During Operation: UPPER CUT, SPARTAN Jorge-052 transported an improvised Slipspace bomb toward Long Night of Solace aboard the Ardent Prayer, a SDV-class heavy corvette, while SPARTAN-B312 locked course with the supercarrier. After SPARTAN-B312 was jettisoned from the hangar, Jorge proceeded to manually detonate the bomb, destroying both the corvette and the supercarrier at the cost of his own life.[5][6] Due to the size of these supercarriers, hundreds of thousands of Covenant would have been killed in the process.

DescriptionEdit

Overall, the supercarrier is an extremely large and well-equipped capital ship, easily dwarfing all other Covenant starship classes, even the Assault Carrier. The vessel looks nearly identical to the CAS-class assault carrier, as it is comprised of several bulbous sections and a hook-like prow. The only known Covenant constructs larger than supercarriers were the Unyielding Hierophant, a massive repair, refit and refuel station capable of supporting a fleet of over five hundred Covenant capital ships, and the planetoid space station High Charity, the home of the Prophets.

Covenant supercarriers are thought to be the most powerful non-Forerunner space-faring vessels ever created. Carrying seven lethal energy projectors, thousands of pulse lasers and point defense turrets, plasma torpedo launchers and hundreds of squadrons of Seraph-class single ship fighters, a Covenant supercarrier is an even match for fleets of ships, capable of obliterating even Assault Carriers and certainly any human vessels.

Supercarriers are capable of carrying and deploying entire armies of ground troops and materiel, as evidenced during the Battle of Reach, where the supercarrier Long Night of Solace deployed many tens of thousands of troops to the surface of Reach, along with innumerable ground vehicles, weaponry, and towering cloaking spires capable of hiding entire armies from sight, radar, and sensory arrays.

Ships of the lineEdit

AppearancesEdit

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, pages 28 & 111
  2. Halo: First Strike, page 338
  3. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 236
  4. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 239
  5. Halo: Reach, level Tip of the Spear
  6. Halo: Reach, level Long Night of Solace
Covenant Starship Classifications
Ground support aircraft Banshee - Vampire
Starfighters Seraph-class starfighter - Tarasque-class heavy fighter - Gigas-class fighter-bomber - Banshee-class interceptor
Dropships Spirit - "T-44" Phantom - "T-52" Phantom - Covenant boarding craft - Phantom Gunboat - Lich
Support starships DAV-class light corvette - Agricultural support ship
Light capital warships SDV-class heavy corvette - Frigate - CAR-class - Destroyer - CPV-class - RPV-class
Cruisers Cruiser - CRS-class - CCS-class - Reverence-class - RCS-class - ORS-class - Battleship - Supercruiser
Carriers DDS-class carrier - CAS-class assault carrier - CSO-class supercarrier
Space stations High Charity - Unyielding Hierophant
Miscellaneous Covenant Tug
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