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UNSC Arrow Flight
Production information
Class

Charon-class light frigate

Manufacturer

SinoViet Heavy Machinery

Technical specifications
Length

490 metres (1,607 ft)

Width

156 metres (510 ft)

Height/depth

139 metres (457 ft)

Engine

Naoto Technologies' V4/L-DFR

Hull

60 centimetres of Titanium-A1 battleplate

Armament
Complement

Total: 782

Crew

250 sailors

Usage
Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Commissioned

2534

Destroyed

2551

Affiliation

UNSC symbol-logo - Halo Wars - The Great War.png UNSC Navy

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"Misericordiam superexultat autem fortitudo (Latin: Mercy triumphs over strength)."
―Ship motto.

The UNSC Arrow Flight (Hull Classification Code: FFG-558) was a Charon-class light frigate which fought during the Human-Covenant War. A typical member of its class rushed into service as the Covenant escalated its campaign, the Arrow was immediately assigned to Battlegroup Matilda.

History

The Early Years

Battle of New Zanzibar

Destruction

While it escaped its death at New Zanzibar, fate would ensure the Arrow paid its overdue debt. While making a blind jump from the system as per the Cole Protocol, the Arrow was suddenly thrust out of slipspace, losing power and taking damage in the process.

Specifications

Armament

Armour

Hull and Superstructural Support

Cargo

Countermeasures

Prior to its near-complete overhaul in 2543, the Arrow Flight had no permanent countermeasures to protect itself from missiles and other targeting systems. Rather, on occasion some of its missile complement would be replaced by more specialised variants to serve as decoys for more powerful weapons, such as the few occasions it's outfitted with Hyperion nukes. Jamming missiles were also carried to temporarily confuse Covenant forces, but their effectiveness has waned over the years as their opponents' sensors can easily punch through the interference. Missiles emitting high doses of thermal radiation could also be carried aboard.

This changed considerably after its overhaul. As part of a project to improve the survivability of frigates, the Arrow Head received several extensive upgrades aimed at reducing its sensor signature and stealth qualities. One of its largest components added is a sophisticated jamming package in the form of a Materials' Group Mark-II SP/EM Disruption Array, which timed pulses of radio, thermal and UV radiation to reduce its detection by both Covenant and other human forces. Its outermost armour is also replaced with photoreactive panels integrated with texture buffers in the same configuration as on prowlers, allowing it to reduce its visibility to optical view and scanning systems. However, as the Arrow Head had to distribute its power to its other systems such as its MAC cannon, it can only activate both systems for a limited time and had to reduce the refresh rate on its photoreactive panels, making it more likely to be detected than smaller stealth craft.

Notable Crew and Passengers

NOTE: All ranks provided are accurate to the Arrow Flight's records as of its destruction in 2551.

Appearances

Gallery

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