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UNSC Prowler Red Horse
Class overview
Name:

Eclipse-class prowler

Builders

Deimos Special Projects Division

Operators
Preceded by

Razor-class strike prowler

Active

18 (2526)

General characteristics
Type

Stealth corvette

Length

185.7 metres (609.3 ft)

Width

150.6 metres (494.1 ft)

Height/depth

66.8 metres (219.2 ft)

Mass

14,180 metric tons

Engine unit(s)
  • MA81/MONOLITH/Setup B baffled fusion drives (4)
  • XM813 SCABBARD-III baffled ion engines (12)
Slipspace Drive

Mark VI ROME/SFTE

Slipspace velocity

2.65 lightyears/day

Hull

35 centimetres of Titanium-A2/C battleplate

Sensor systems
  • LIDAR telescope
  • Wide-ranging active-scanning RADAR array
  • Passive-scanning RADAR array
Navigation system
Countermeasures
Armament
Complement

Varies depending on mission requirements

Crew

7 ONI operatives

Minimum crew
Passengers

~36 UNSC Marines

Other systems

Microsatellite launcher

Additional information
Era(s)
Role(s)
  • Reconnaissance
  • Intelligence-gathering
  • Asymmetrical warfare
  • Infiltration
[Source]
"Beneath our wings, they will only know pain and destruction."
―Anonymous Prowler captain.

The Eclipse-class prowler (hull classification code: PRO) was the main line of stealth corvettes utilised by ONI during the Human-Covenant War. Responsible for popularising the bat-like silhouette that would become synomymous with prowlers as a whole, the Eclipse was, at the time of it's introduction the stealthiest and most powerful prowler ever developed by the UNSC. Unlike it's predecessors, which relied on speed and physical camouflage to gather intelligence in plain sight, the Eclipse was outfitted with a much more extensive outfit of electronic warfare features to cloak itself both visually and to sensors in enemy territory. Should it be detected, this class could defend itself with a potent array of energy and nuclear-based ordnance, but it's reinforced superstructure was intended to allow it to tank enough fire to activate it's slipspace drive and escape.

Introduced in 2529 in response to the extensive casualties among previous classes of prowlers, the Eclipse was originally designed to coordinate and sustain the deployment of ONI teams behind Covenant lines. However, it would spread into a variety of other roles, as it's enhanced stealth systems and expansive cargo-bays saw it being easily adapted into different roles.

Layout

With it's outspread, downward-facing wings and squat profile, the Eclipse-class prowler was immediately recognised as an ONI vessel even to those who are unfamiliar with human ship designs. This was a departure from the previous convention of building prowlers, as they were built to resemble civilian yachts and sloops to hide among civilian fleets. In spite of it's wide, long profile, the Eclipse only weighed 14,000 metric tons; most of the design was actually stripped back for the purposes of inspiring shock-and-awe, and it's lack armour kept the corvette light.

Specifications

Propulsion

Armament

Armour and Superstructural Supports

Reactor

Countermeasures

Operational History

Ships of the Line

Name Hull Classification Symbol Commissioned Destroyed Notes
ONI Eclipse
PRO-372
November 19th, 2529
Lead ship of the class.
ONI Circumference
PRO-426
August 30th, 2552
Participated in Operation: HYPODERMIC, destroyed by Blue Team to deny the Covenant it's navigation data.
ONI Red Horse
PRO-891
Sent to investigate the MSV Mona Lisa in Installation 04's debris field, later destroyed the prison ship.
ONI Edge of Life
PRO-934
May 4th, 2535
Captained by Captain Santiago, used frequently for transporting UNSC Special Warfare Command's cross-branch Spartan teams. Lost all its crew during the Battle of Reach. Current status unknown.

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