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Ares-class Battlecruiser
Production information
Manufacturer

Reyes-McLees Shipyards

Model

CCG

Class

Battlecruiser

Technical specifications
Length

1890 metres

Width

342 metres

Height/depth

458 metres

Engine unit(s)

Plasma Fusion Drive

Slipspace Drive

Shaw Fukikawa model 52

Slipspace velocity

912 light years per day

Shielding

Grade 6 shield

Hull
  • Laminated shell
  • Layers of titanium
  • Layers of AEGIS
  • Thermal energy absorbing layers
  • Kinetic absorbing layers
  • Aero gel layer
    • 29 metres of plating
Sensor systems
  • AN/SPY-9 PAVE HOUND Active Electronically Scanned Array RADAR
  • AN/SPY-7 PAVE SAW Radio Telescope
  • AN/SSS-19 SAFEGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SSS-19 REARGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SLS-12 HORNET LIDAR
  • AN/SVS-68 Optical Telescope
  • AN/SAS-67 Infra-red Telescope
  • AN/SSQ-23 Sensor Network
  • AN/SSD-129 PAVE RAVEN
Targeting systems

Multispectrum Optical AI assisted camera network

Navigation system

AI assisted Slipspace 'MAZE' directional router

  • AI/Manual driven computer supported pilot systems
Avionics

AI Assisted ADIS

  • MASER communications dish
  • Slipspace LASER communication system
  • War Net Integrated computer
Countermeasures
Armament
Usage
Role(s)

Disabling or destroying heavy covenant capital ships

Era(s)

Necros War

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]


"Need a really big gun?"
―Anonymous Ares Captain


The Ares-class Battlecruiser was the successor to the popular Legend-class Battlecruiser and is more or less a mobile naval gun. With improved generators it no longer suffers from the power drains that could cripple a Legend-class. The ship's main role is engaging heavy enemy capital ships, such as other cruisers, heavy cruisers, carriers, battleships and above. Its heavy MAC is capable of taking out ships as large as Carriers in one hit, and can take down ships as large as assault carriers with multiple shots. The ships is armed with a secondary MAC for close in protection against smaller warships and has multiple smaller batteries for taking on other ships.

To augment its role, the Ares is fitted with a powerful PAVE RAVEN Magnetic Array. This array detects magnetic anomalies caused by ships, through long-range electric and electromagnetic field detection arrays of great sensitivity and uses this to home in on them. The Magnetic Array is incredibly accurate and has a long range of 400,000 kilometres and is highly resistant to jamming methods, detection and interference. On top of that, stealth systems, such as RADAR resistance and optical camouflage, don't effect its capabilities. It can detect targets through celestial bodies and inside gravity wells.

It's primary role is to act as a long distance hunter-killer, or as a naval sniper, finding, engaging and destroying enemy targets at extreme range. As a result, the ship is lightly armed and fitted with sizeable engines, allowing it to be extremely fast with decent agility, allowing it to execute complex manoeuvres and flanking actions often only applicable to smaller ships like frigates. While lightly armoured, its shielding and agility allow it to destroyer larger ships at knife fight ranges.

UNSC Comments

"In a stand up fight is much more useful as a artillery ship. Its fast enough to get into position, but isn't well designed for a stand up fight."

"Shooting anything smaller than a cruiser isn't worth it. The ship is made to destroy enemy cruisers and carriers. Though you need something a lot tougher to deal with an Assault Carrier."

Ships of the line

Block 1

Block '1' was the proof of concept

Block 2

Block 2 was given the subclass classification of Hades. Hades-class subclass vessels had a W/AS M21A DIC 'Tsunami' instead of a Cyclone MAC.

Block 3

Block 3 was a subclass of the Ares, given the classification of Poseidon. This subclass was a refit of three incomplete hulls to fit W/ASM21C Ion Cannons

Block 4

Block 4 was a subclass of the Ares, given the classification name of Giglamesh. The subclass was an effort to refit the W/ASM13 TITAN onto an incomplete Ares-class Hull. In conjunction with a much more powerful reactor, the resulting two ships were as fast and as powerful as their sisters.


Warships of the UNSCDF Navy

Stealth Vessels
Minerva-class Prowler | Nike-class Strike Prowler | Athena-class Heavy Prowler | Vali-class Attack Prowler | Cydonia-class Command Prowler | Nyx-class Sloop | Persephone-class Light Prowler | Apophis-class Sub-Prowler

Light Craft

Macha-class Assault Shuttle | Hermes-class Corvette | Themis-class Heavy Corvette | Tyche-class Cutter

Frigates

Heimdall-class Frigate(Prometheus-class Frigate) | Ishtar-class Light Frigate | Helios-class Heavy Frigate(Sekhmet-class Heavy Frigate) | Loki-class Stealth Frigate(Anansi-class Stealth Frigate)

Destroyers

Baal-class Destroyer(Pallas-class Destroyer | Enkidu-class Destroyer) | Tereus-class Escort Destroyer(Mímir-class Escort Destroyer) | Balder-class Heavy Destroyer(Raijin-class Heavy Destroyer | Perun-class Heavy Destroyer) | Serapis-class Picket Destroyer

Cruisers

Horus-class Light Cruiser(Isis-class Light Cruiser) | Thor-class Cruiser(Nemesis-class Cruiser | Artemis-class Cruiser) | Victoria-class Heavy Cruiser(Anubis-class Heavy Cruiser) | Ares-class Battlecruiser(Hades-class Battlecruiser | Poseidon-class Battle Cruiser | Gilgamesh-class Battle Cruiser) | Andraste-class Strike Cruiser(Neith-class Strike Cruiser) | Bishamonten-class Command Cruiser(Amaterasu-class Command Cruiser | Týr-class Command Cruiser | Kali-class Command Cruiser | Apollo-class Command Cruiser)

Carriers

Ra-class Assault Ship | Jade-class Light Carrier(Huang-di-class Light Carrier) | Dagda-class Assault Carrier(Radegast-class Assault Carrier | Tlaloc-class Assault Carrier) | Astraeus-class Support Carrier(Durga-class Support Carrier | Indra-class Support Carrier) | Odin-class Carrier(Freya-class Carrier) | Hera-class Super Carrier(Izanami-class Super Carrier | Sobek-class Super Carrier) | Zeus-class Command Carrier(Izanagi-class Command Carrier | Vishnu-class Command Carrier)

Battleships

Czernobog-class Light Battleship | Osiris-class Battleship(Triton-class Battleship) | Morrigan-class Arsenal Ship | Myth-class Dreadnought | Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught(Aesir-class Dreadnaught | Olympian-class Dreadnaught)

Special Vessels

Hyperion-class Drone Ship | Iapetus-class Drone Ship

Support Ships

Aether-class Science Vessel | Caelus-class Exploration Vessel | Brahma-class Research Vessel | Selene-class Combat Supply Ship | Consus-class Armed Transport | Eris-class Q-Ship | Hecate-class Tender | Atlas-class Troop Carrier | Vulcan-class Repair Ship | Demeter-class Agriculture Ship | Asclepius-class Hospital Ship | Harmonia-class Cargo Ship | Gigantes-class Tug

Orbital Stations

Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform | Kronos-class Command Platform | Hestia-class Medical Platform | Ptah-class Repair Platform | Hephaestus-class Supply Platform | Gaia-class Colony Platform


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