Rarely seen, the OSS-class Battlecarrier is a fearsome ship which is the single-most powerful capital ship in service with the Covenant. While its weapons are fearsome and powerful, its greatest asset is its heavy fighter capacity. Coupled with its defensive countermeasures, the OSS-class is well-known to successfully take on sizable UNSC fleets.
Battlecarriers are a rare addition to a Covenant fleet, but are rightly feared by all UNSC servicemen due to their reputation; almost all contact with an OSS has resulted in a near instant loss of communications and certain destruction. Undoubtedly the most powerful and enigmatic of all Covenant ships, very little is known about this ship's capabilities by the UNSC and even less is known of its systems and interior.
Despite their superior firepower and awe-inspiring reputation, the OSS-class is held in lower regard when compared to the CAS-class assault carrier, so much so that most Commanders choose an Assault Carrier as their flagship. Indeed, very few are given the option to command these ships due to their cost, those that are tend to be those which have records of exceptional survivability, only heightening the reputation these ships hold in the eyes of UNSC admirals. There are only two confirmed events where these ships were destroyed - the first was destroyed by Admiral Preston Cole and his fleet during the Second Battle of Harvest, and the latter was when a number were destroyed around the refit and refueling station Unyielding Hierophant. That they were only destroyed by last-minute tactical insertion by SPARTAN II's does nothing to limit the terrifying reputation these ships hold in the Post-War Era.
Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit
- The OSS-class now replaced the Redemption-class Battleship as the Covenant's heavy-hitting capital ship.
|Strikecraft||Seraph Bomber • Banshee Interceptor|
|Combat vessels||CRS-class light cruiser • CPV-class heavy destroyer • RCS-class armored cruiser • CCS-class battlecruiser|
|Support vessels||DAV-class corvette • DSC-class support ship • SDV-class corvette • DDA-class shuttle|
|Capitals||ORS-class heavy cruiser • DDS-class carrier • CAS-class assault carrier • DOS-class supercruiser • OSS-class battlecarrier|
|Other||Tradeship • CCD-class Constructor|
|Obsolete vessels||CAR-class frigate • Redemption-class Battleship • Seraph Fighter|