- Main article: Insurrection
Carriers were used during the Insurrection. The Orion-class assault carrier was used to support ground operations, the Epoch-class heavy carrier was often the core of most Battle Groups, and the Punic-class supercarrier was a Colonial Military Administration Space Control Vehicle that was deployed on expeditionary campaigns.
One such carrier during this, the UNSC Atlas, was the sight of a particularly bad fight between John-117 and several Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. This fight permanently soured relations between SPARTAN-IIs and ODSTs.
- Main article: Human-Covenant war
The years after the war saw the addition of a couple of carrier classes. The Poseidon-class light carrier was created after the war. The largest carrier ever, the UNSC Infinity, was completed in 2553.
UNSC carriers vary drastically in size. The Punic-class was three kilometers long, nearly the length of a Covenant Reverence-class cruiser. While the Poseidon-class was only a mere 719m in comparison.
At 907,000,000 million metric tons, the Infinity-class is one of the heaviest carriers the UNSC operates. The Epoch-class, at 35,000,000 metric tons, is heavier than the Orion-class and Poseidon-class.
They carry large numbers of Longsword-class interceptors, as well as numerous Pelican-class dropships, to fit their role as carriers. They also transport contingents of Marines and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers and likely transport vehicles for the UNSC ground forces.
Ships of the Line
- Epoch-class heavy carrier
- Infinity-class supercarrier
- Orion-class assault carrier
- Poseidon-class light carrier
- Punic-class supercarrier
- The UNSC Musashi was of a class with a front grill like structure.
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
- Halo 4
- Halo: Fleet Battles
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Halo 4 Limited Edition - Bonus Item: Gabriel Thorne's Data Book
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Halo Encyclopedia - Page 249
- ↑ Halo Waypoint: Community - Canon Fodder - In the Loop
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Halo Waypoint - The Halo Bulletin 5.14.14
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo - Pages 40 & 41
- ↑ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Armory Amore
- ↑ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Bulkhead Banter
- ↑ Halo: The Fall of Reach - Page 67-68
- ↑ Halo: First Strike - Page 168
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - In the Loop
- ↑ Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo - Page 133
- ↑ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Infinity & Beyond
- ↑ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - Page 270
- ↑ Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo - Pages 42 & 43