Halo: Covenant CSO Class Supercarrier – Spacedock



the CSO class supercarrier is the single largest warship ever constructed by the Covenant as well as the largest vessel to participate in the human covenant war the colossal vessels are primarily used as flagships for vast armadas as well as serving to coordinate planetary invasions and supporting military actions across entire star systems with their huge fighter complements at the length of twenty eight thousand nine hundred and sixty metres the CSO class is simply colossal its frame is a direct adaptation of the far smaller CAS class assault carrier but drastically increased in scale and refitted with improved weapons engines and shields as well as a layer of advanced nano laminate armor over thirty metres thick and able to absorb massive damage before breaching the CSO's crew complement numbers in the tens of thousands including personnel from the entire spectrum of covenant racers and the ship's internal security is so extensive that any attempted boarding action would be nothing short of suicidal though the CSO is technically a support vessel it's enormous mass is more than adequate to mount a host of powerful weapons the ship is covered in pulse laser turrets used both to point defense and for attacking lighter warships these pulsed turrets are supplemented by larger plasma cannons as well as by guided plasma torpedoes allowing the supercarrier to effectively engage vessels of any size much like the smaller CAS class the CSO sports enormous energy projectors along its eventual hull these terrifying weapons are used to glass the surface of planets thereby rendering them uninhabitable and in some instances the beams have been used to vaporize hostile warships at a range of 100,000 kilometers being a super carrier the CSO's compliment of Xillia recraft is naturally large and varied the ship carries hundreds of squadrons of Seraph class multi-role fighters as well as thousands of banshees and space banshees in addition to a large number of spirit and phantom drop ships a carrier is also loaded with a number of 28 tick boarding craft for use in space borne assault as well as hundreds of infantry drop pods and an extensive mechanized ground force when participating in system-wide attacks a CSO is able to supply and direct a planetary invasion with ease as well as providing powerful surface reinforcements in the form of scarab walkers and shadow assault transports perhaps the most famous example of a CSO class super carrier was the long night of solace flagship of the fleet of valiant prudence the soleus and its flotilla served as the advanced invasion force during the fall of reach in 25:52 during the invasion the ship was captained by supreme commander roba Rita Mae and served as the primary target of the UNSC s operation uppercut during the engagement a contingent of sabor class planetary defense fighters accompanied by the UNSC Savannah were able to deploy an improvised slipspace bomb aboard a covenant Corvette attempting to dock with the long night of solids the resulting blast tore the supercarrier in half leading the UNSC to believe they had driven the Covenant away from reach but their celebration was quickly cut short by the arrival of the fleet of particular Justice whose intervention led to a covenant victory easily one of the most imposing and powerful space frames constructed by the Covenant the CSO class supercarrier served as a terrifying symbol of the covenants military might and even Gears after the conclusion of the human covenant war the supercarrier remains one of the largest and most strategically valuable starships ever encountered by humanity thank you for watching space dock please remember to Like subscribe and share for more science fiction space craft summaries if you enjoy the channel why not consider pledging your support on patreon for just $1 a month you'll be able to access the space docs schedule to see what's coming up

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