The IIU Halcyon is a Marathon-class heavy frigate, flagship of the Navy of the Intergalactic Industrial Union.
About this creation
The IIU Halcyon is a Marathon-class heavy frigate (Hull Number FFG-397) that was commissioned in 2395. Originally an unarmed cargo vessel, the Halcyon was converted to a warship during the devastating Siege of Petris Viridi, a thirteen year long war that resulted in forty-five million IIU casualties. Heavily damaged in 2401, she was scuttled and fell into enemy hands. Recovered by the IIU five years later, the Halcyon was repaired an now serves as a patrol vessel. Marathon-class frigates are not designed for atmospheric operations and must have their cargo and passengers transported to the surface.
Length- c. 1,453.8 ft (all Marathon-class ships are based off of the Halcyon and may be configured differently)
Depth- 295.9 ft
Width- 347 ft
Armament- 1 95cm coilgun
2 plasma torpedo tubes
IIU Marines (750-1,500 along with normal crew)
AV-45 Sparrowhawk gunships
SS-240 Cobra artillery pieces
M2289 Light Reconnaissance Vehicles
M2290 Force Application Vehicles
The nuclear fusion engine of the Halcyon. The ship's method of picking its way into slipspace is quite violent and can be detected rather easily, leaving it vulnerable.
The 95cm coilgun. The 295-foot barrel can accelerate a four-ton tungsten projectile to 13,000 miles per second, producing 2.56 teratons of energy. The support mechanism and ammunition magazines form most of the ventral structure of the ship.
The two plasma torpedo tubes. The plasma torpedoes will usually not penetrate the shields of an enemy ship, but are still powerful enough to completely obliterate the exposed bridge or engines. If a plasma torpedo manages to get through the enemy's defenses, the effects can be quite unfortunate as the shield funnels the nuclear blast, making the explosion more devastating.
Nice work! I really like the dagger like shape and the nicely greebled engine section. Cool use of the steering wheel as part of the engine, as well. The only drawback is that you used these HALO universe names. This ship deserves more, although it would perfectly fit in the HALO universe. (Just my opinion.) Besides that, well done! ~Cheers, Marc