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Halberd-class destroyer

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Cost: CreditIcon500

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Build Time: 18 seconds.
Uses: 12 supply.
 
Hull: 2000
Armor: 5
Antimatter: 1
Experience value: 30[?]
 
MAC Damage: 1800
MAC Cooldown: 70 seconds
 
Archer missile Damage: 150
Archer missile Cooldown: 7.5
 
AAA Helix Gun Damage: 15.125 per bank
AAA Helix Gun Cooldown: 6
 
 
 
The newest Destroyer variant currently being rushed off the assembly lines to combat the Covenant threat. Its state of the art equipment and dozens of weapon systems ensure it can rise to meet to any challenge.


 

OverviewEdit

A mainline destroyer suited to almost any task. Whether it be militia, Flood, or Covenant, one can rely on this ship to ruin anyone's day. A mainstay in the UNSC Fleet, these destroyers are found across the fleet and are second only to the Paris-class Heavy Frigate in numbers.

HistoryEdit

Introduced to replace the aging Gorgon-class destroyer, the Halberd came standard with a dual MAC, a tradition all later destroyer classes would continue to follow. Although only slightly bigger than a frigate, the Halberd-class Destroyer has almost double the mass. This is due to both the dual MAC, oversized missile pods, and the increased armor the destroyer is fielded with. These are some of the fastest and nimblest ships fielded by the UNSC and are designed almost exclusively for ship-to-ship combat.

Halberd-class Destroyers have accomplished some surprising feats during the war. The-then-Commander Keyes and his Halberd-class UNSC Iroquois took on a Covenant carrier, two Frigates, and a CPV Destroyer over Sigma Octanus by themselves. All four ships outsized and outgunned the lone UNSC ship, but they did not have Keyes. Utilizing conventional and nuclear weapons, difficult maneuvers and a Crazy Ivan tactic later known as the "Keyes Loop," Iroquois destroyed the frigates and destroyer while the carrier fled, returning later with a larger fleet.

Later on, during the main battle of Sigma Octanus, Keyes spotted and fired missiles at a DAV-class stealth corvette, but the guidance systems for the missiles were foiled by enemy countermeasures. Keyes response: he rammed the ship and destroyed it. The UNSC Iroquois survived Sigma Octanus and was fully refitted and repaired at Reach.

Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit

The Halberd-class is equipped with a Double MAC. Its alpha strike power is tremendous, only outclassed by capital ships when it comes to the UNSC while having decent archer missiles to boot. While better than the Paris, it is more expensive to field and takes longer to build. These can not be built in emergency situations to reinforce fleets. However, en mass, their double MAC can make even Covenant opponents think twice about engaging. This should be the most produced ship second only to the Paris.

Canon ReferenceEdit

  • Halberd is the canon title that has replaced the non-canon class title "Thanatos". Officially its concept was only ever been referred to as 'Destroyer' beforehand, however this would not suffice in the modification as there are likely several variants in the Halo universe, including the aging Gorgon-class destroyer. "Thanatos" was used to distinguish this ship before "Halberd" was mentioned in a Canon Fodder blog.

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  • Model - Annihilater102
  • Texture - Annihilater102

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