A mostly automated ship used for the construction of the Anchor Station, the Hephaestus-class ACU has since been retired and declared obsolete.
Built for the UNSC to suit it's deep-space construction needs the Hephaestus is essentially just a space station but in transit. Containing all the parts and facilities that would be needed to finish a project the Hephaestus would be sent through secured space to construct whatever it was supposed to, often times deep-space Anchor Stations. The system was very much automated, although the craft still need a small human crew.
In 2546, the Hephaestus-class ACU's designers, after failing to renew their contract, lost their contract to produce Anchor Station's deep space construction platforms after Phoenix Spaceways won the contract. As a result, Phoenix-class Colony Ships are now used to build them in both planetary orbit and deep space, while the disposable Hephaestus-class has since been removed from service.
Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit
Hephaestus-class ACUs are unarmed and very poorly armored, so can be easily be destroyed by a defensive fleet. Only send them in after your fleets have secured the gravity well.
- The Hephaestus-class ACU has been removed, its ability is transferred over the to Phoenix-class Colony Ship.
- Changed the ACU ability to show its been moved to the Phoenix-class Colony Ship.
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|Strikecraft||Broadsword • Longsword • Sabre|
|Combat vessels||Eion-class Light Carrier • Halberd-class Destroyer • Halcyon-class Light Cruiser • Paris-class Heavy Frigate • Strident-class heavy frigate|
|Support vessels||Charon-class Light Frigate • Cradle-class Repair Ship • Geneva-class Envoy • Phoenix-class Colony Ship • Sloop-class Corvette • Stalwart-class Light Frigate|
|Capitals||Artemis-class Battlecruiser • Autumn-class Heavy Cruiser • Epoch-class Heavy Carrier • Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser • Orion-class Assault Carrier • Punic-class Supercarrier • Sahara-class Heavy Prowler • Valiant-class Super-Heavy Cruiser|
|Other||Gyges Construction Drone • Hermes-class Freighter|
|Obsolete||Athens-class Carrier • Berlin-class Frigate • Hephaestus-class ACU • Mako-class Corvette • Phoenix-class Assault Ship • Thermopylae-class Supercarrier|