As some of the larger ships in the Covenant Fleets are often used as fleet flagships, it is necessary for them to be heavily armed. Assault Carriers possess エネルギープロジェクター s which are powerful enough to cut through UNSC capital ships on its ventral and dorsal surfaces. They also possess multiple pulse-laser turrets used for intercepting enemy missiles and fighters, and plasma torpedoes for engaging in ship-to-ship combat and assaulting planetary defenses.
Assault Carriers are also equipped with at least one gravity lift, capable of dispatching troops, personnel, vehicles and equipment to the surface of a planet rather quickly. They also possess a large main hangar, capable of carrying multiple Seraphs and Banshee fighter crafts, Phantom dropships and boarding crafts, or a UNSC Frigate. In addition, Assault Carriers possess the ability to launch Drop Pods, tactically delivering Sangheili warriors into areas without resorting to bulky and obvious dropships. These ships also carry the dreaded Scarab walkers in their holds for quick deployment.
- Assault Carriers, like the vast majority of other Covenant ships, are characterized by their bulbous, sleek silhouette and pale white/blue hull. However, they also tend to be characterized by their unique swollen and bulbous "hooked" bow section that is frequently characterized to be similar to the head of a whale and would (theoretically) be a massive weakness as the ship could be blown in half comparatively easily.
- Rather than possessing multiple smaller hangar bays, like smaller cruisers, Assault Carriers use a single, gargantuan hangar bay for storage of fighters, dropships, boarding craft and small capital ships, at least 500 meters long, 320 meters wide and 120 meters high. In Halo 3, however, there is a second hangar bay visible, near the stern of the cruiser, above the main engines.
- For propulsion, Assault Carriers rely on large deuterium-tritium fusion reactors, housed in cavernous chambers, which power the ship's vital systems, as well as the three aft-mounted plasma drives that propel the ship, capable of operating in a vacuum or in an atmospheric environment. They also employ non-reactive gravity drives for standard maneuvering and hovering above the surface of a planet, resisting its gravity.
- The UNSC Frigate Forward Unto Dawn is small enough to fit into the Shadow of Intent's Hanger. Therefore, it would be plausible that the Assault Carrier could easily carry small Covenant ships, such as a light Cruiser although the advantages of this would be few.
Known Assault Carriers 編集
- Shadow of Intent
- Prophet of Regret's Carrier, possibly the Infinite Sacrifice
- A second Carrier, possibly escorting Regrets Carrier, survived the human defense when attacking Earth, but was destroyed by Master Chief using a bomb intended for Orbital Defense Platform Cairo.
- There were two Assault Carriers that participated in the First Battle of Earth - one was the Prophet of Regret's personal starship and the other was destroyed by SPARTAN-117 using a captured Covenant bomb intended for usage on Cairo Station.
- In the Halo 3 preview, the only Covenant capital ships present in the "excavation force" at the site of the Forerunner artifact are Assault Carriers. This is most likely due to the importance of the holy site to the Covenant.
- Assault Carriers appear several times in Halo 3. The first carrier is shown holding position above the Portal excavation site during the levels Tsavo Highway and The Storm. The Elite Fleet that arrives at Earth during Floodgate is led by the carrier Shadow of Intent, which drops off 7 Special Operations Elites and one Elite Major which later engages a Covenant Loyalist Fleet above the Ark, containing at least three Assault Carriers.
- In Halo 2 when the Prophet of Regret's Carrier (which is sleeker and more sliver in color than Shadow of Intent) enters Slipspace over New Mombasa, it is too far into the atmosphere, causing a massive overpressurization shockwave which collapses the Orbital Elevator and heavily damaging the city of New Mombasa.
- In the commentary for cutscenes in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, they misnamed an Assault Carrier a Supercarrier. The Supercarrier is actually another type of Covenant ship and is even larger than an Assault Carrier. An example of a Supercarrier would be the Fleet Carrier Sublime Transcendence, commanded by Xytan 'Jar Wattinree.
- It is also known that an Assault Carrier can hold up to one or more Scarabs. This was demonstrated by the Prophet of Regret during the First Battle of Earth, when he utilized a Scarab during the battle against UNSC forces in New Mombasa.
- In an earlier plan of Halo 2, there was supposed to be a level where the Master Chief boards an Assault Carrier and destroys it from the inside called Covenant ship This level was also supposed to be the real introduction of Miranda Keyes. 
- In the current US Navy, the term "Assault Carrier" refers to the Amphibious Assault Ship, used to transport troops via water and offload them via hovercraft or helicopter.
- There appeared to be over 500 Assault Carriers and CCS-Class Battlecruisers seen jumping in over Delta Halo along with High Charity just before Spartan-117 killed the Prophet of Regret.
- Near the ship's midsection is a symbol similar to the large hologram found on the Halo 3 Multiplayer map Epitaph.
- On the level the storm if you look out to where the portal is you will see the carriers flying above and mining the portal by glassing it.
- Although never confirmed, it is possible that the flagship Ascendent Justice was too an assault carrier leading the fleet investigating the destruction of Installation 04.
- One of the few noticeable changes between the carrier(s) in Halo 2 and Halo 3 would be that Regret's carrier had visible structures that could be seen on the surface above the engines. However, in Halo 3, the structures are not visible but rather hidden by an added protective shell which can be pointed out in some of the cutscenes in which the carrier are seen engaged in space combat. This change was probably made in order to keep the carriers said structures intact during battle or to prevent chances of an invading Boarding Party.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 HBO image that demonstrates the size and scale of starships in the Halo Universe
- ↑ Halo 2, Cairo Station
- ↑ Halo 2, ステーション･カイロ
- ↑ Halo 3, コヴナント
- ↑ Halo 3, アーク
- ↑ Halo 1, Truth and Reconciliation
- ↑ Halo: The Fall of reach
- ↑ Halo 2, Cairo Station
- ↑ Halo 3, The Ark
- ↑ Halo 2, Metropolis
- ↑ Halo 3, The Ark
- ↑ Halo 3, Floodgate
- ↑ Halo 2, Cairo Station
- ↑ Confirmed by Joseph Staten in Halo 3 Legendary Edition commentary
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