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Paris-class heavy frigate
Production information


Sinoviet Heavy Machinery[1]


Heavy frigate

Technical specifications

Engine unit(s)

Deuterium nuclear fusion reactor

Slipspace drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine


60 centimetres (2 ft 0 in) Titanium-A battleplate


535 metres (1,755 ft 3 in)[2]


199 metres (652 ft 11 in)[2]


112.3 metres (368 ft 5 in)



Function information


  • Atmospheric fire support
  • Fleet escort



The Paris-class heavy frigate is an escort class ship in the UNSC Navy. They are manufactured by Sinoviet Heavy Machinery.[1] The Paris-class heavy frigate is more heavily armed and armored, designed for direct combat action rather than fleet support. It has a larger complement of point-defense guns, Archer missle pods, and a lengthened Magnetic Accelerator Cannon for additional support. It lacks the vehicular deployment bay of the other two classes of frigates, but its heavier armament can handle enemy fighters and larger vessels. When fielded in larger numbers, Paris-class frigates can screen a formation, engaging Covenant frigates and destroyers while allowing more powerful UNSC destroyers and cruisers to focus fire on the larger Covenant cruisers and carriers.

Class History

Human-Covenant war

Main article: Human-Covenant war

Battle of Chi Ceti

Main article: Battle of Chi Ceti

The UNSC Commonwealth would engage the Covenant for the first time during the battle, taking severe damage.[3]

Battle of Camber

Main article: Battle of Camber

At least 18 unnamed frigates would fight the Fleet of Particular Justice at Camber. However, this defense effort would fail, and the planet would still be destroyed.[4]

Fall of Reach

Main article: Fall of Reach

The UNSC Saratoga and the UNSC Grafton would participate in the Battle of Viery.[5] The UNSC Savannah would sacrifice its slipspace drive for Operation: UPPERCUT.[6] Two unnamed frigates would help defend Anchor 9.[7] Another unnamed frigate would fight an SDV-class heavy corvette near the remains of Gamma Station.[8]


In 2556, when the colony of Cleyell came under attack by a Covenant faction, the UNSC Cascadia would pick up a distress signal from the planet.[9]

In 2557, Paris-class heavy frigates helped escort the UNSC Infinity along with some Autumn-class heavy cruisers.[10]


The Paris-class is a heavier variant based on the universal UNSC frigate design. Along with its heavier armament, the Paris-class was reduced in its capacity to deploy internal vehicles, possibly to reduce the weight of the vessel to not impact its venerable maneuverability. They are capable of operating within atmosphere to provide local fire-support for ground and space-based units alike.

At 535 meters in length, the Paris-class is the largest class of UNSC frigate fielded during the war, designed specifically for direct combat action and fleet screening. Carrying no ground troops, their equipment, or the dropships to carry them save for a small detachment of ODSTs in SOEIV pods, the Paris-class can thus save large amounts of room and weight. This allowed the internal structure to be redesigned apart from that of the Charon-class light frigate or Stalwart-class light frigate, allowing room for a larger reactor to feed more power to the ships systems, including the MAC gun, reducing reload times. The hangar bay aft of the ship has been reduced in size to a smaller cargo bay, useful for rapid loading and unloading of cargo directly to the surface.

The extended length of the design allows for additional magnetic coils to be mounted, increasing the velocity of projectiles launched. The Paris-class also sports additional Archer missile pods and point-defense cannons, as well as thicker Titanium-A armor, making the ship superior in its combat role when compared to its smaller frigate cousins at the expense of performing a more prominent fleet-support role.

The hangar bay mounted fore of the ship between the two forward struts carries a small compliment of GA-TL1 Longsword fighters for engaging enemy single-ships, as well as carrying SKT-13 Shuttles used for transporting the crew between the vessel and their destination.

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