The successor to the powerful Thermopylae-class Supercarrier, the Punic's combination of heavy firepower, heavy armor and huge fighter capacity makes it far superior against almost every UNSC ship and certainly most Covenant vessels.
Technically a subclass of Carrier, the larger Supercarriers can hold a multitude of roles and is one of only a few classes that are rated to effectively combat Covenant ships in direct battle. The largest ship officially built by traditional means for the UNSC, these ships were built with all the advancements the UNSC had to offer at the time, with no expenses spared. The ship could hold a multitude of roles including fleet coordination and command, direct offense and defense, troop transport or even fleet support and were often used as flagships of high ranking admirals.
Of course, the Punic-class' new design, massive size and advanced systems means only a handful of ships were under construction prior to the Fall of Reach, with the the UNSC Trafalgar being the only known one completed. Often called the 'Heart of the Fleet', it must have been a surprise to most of its crew when it discovered even it cannot withstand the power of a Covenant Supercruiser.
Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit
This is the ultimate flagship for fleets in the UNSC. Carrying several squadrons of strikecraft at level one, the heaviest armor and health of any UNSC capital ship, its only drawbacks are its expensive pricetag and supply. Because of this, having only two in a main fleet would suffice in most cases, since it can easily go toe-to-toe with most Covenant cruisers and even some capital ships. While its built as a tank and requires little micro-managing, keep it very close to the rest of its fleet to ensure that this ship isn't engaging fleets by itself, leading to its death.
|Weapons (Fore):||Double MAC, Archer Missile, AAA Helix gun|
|Weapons (Side):||Archer Missiles, AAA Helix guns|
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- The Punic-class replaces the Thermopylae-class as the UNSC's supercarrier.
- Punic-class (halopedia)
|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|