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Class overview
Name:

Horus-class carrier frigate

Operators
Built

2553-

General characteristics
Type
Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Shielding

Yes

Hull

60-70cm Titanium-A battle plate

Armament
  • Mark IV, heavy coil - 83B6R3/MAC (1)
  • Archer missile pods (35)
  • M870 Rampart 50mm point defense guns (4x twin-linked)
Complement

GA-TL1 Longswords (12) F-41 Broadswords (24)

Additional information
Era(s)

Post-War era

Role(s)
  • Escort Carrier
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The Horus-class carrier frigate is a class of frigates used by both the UNSC and other human factions in the Post-War era.

The carrier frigate is a variation of the Charon-class light frigate hull, with its most notable modification being it's greatly expanded and elongated hangar bay. Featuring upgraded armor, engines and other improvements, it can carry more fighters than a regular frigate as well as support them during fleet engagements.

History

In the aftermath of the Human-Covenant War, humanity's fleets were left utterly decimated and the UNSC was in desperate need of new ships to replace their monumental losses. The carrier frigate was a concept developed due to the loss of most of the UNSC's capital ships and carriers, as well as its inability to quickly replace those losses.

The Horus-class was produced as a desperate stopgap measure to quickly provide their still-recovering Navy a relatively cheap and quick to build a ship capable of providing fighter support to their fleet, delivering sufficient numbers of GA-TL1 Longsword interceptors or F-41 Broadsword multirole fighters into battle.

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