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Production information

Reyes-McLees Shipyards




Light Cruiser

Technical specifications

820 metres


355 metres


178 metres

Engine unit(s)

Plasma Fusion Drive

Slipspace Drive

Shaw Fukikawa model 52

Slipspace velocity

912 light years per day


Grade 4 shield

  • Laminated shell
  • 1.1 metres-2.3 metres of Titanium A5
  • AEGIS Ceramic Tile Insert
  • Thermal energy absorbing layers
  • Kinetic absorbing layers
  • Aero gel layer
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/SVS-68 Optical Telescope
  • AN/SAS-67 Infra-red Telescope
  • AN/SSQ-23 Sensor Network
Targeting systems

Multispectrum Optical AI assisted camera network

Navigation system

AI assisted Slipspace 'MAZE' directional router

  • AI/Manual driven computer supported pilot systems

AI Assisted ADIS

  • MASER communications dish
  • Slipspace LASER communication system
  • War Net Integrated computer

Patrol/rapid response


United Nations Space Command


"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Hotel Foxtrot, its a capital ship!"
―Anonymous Marine

The Horus-class Light Cruiser was a warship class designed for rapid reaction and interception. The ship is designed to mix high speed and decent armament to allow it to intercept warships as quickly as possible. Being one of the fastest vessels in the Fleet, it often forms the 'tip of the spear', performing vanguard actions, reconnaissance in force, and raiding.

These ships mix-cruiser level weaponry, with frigate-styled superstructure and armour, making it light and agile, but vulnerable to fire. While their weaponry is exceedingly powerful, they are heavily reliant on escort fighters to protect them against enemy fighters and bombers, and can rarely stay in a stand-up fight for long. Its lightweight armour is tough, but its main protection is the ship's agility.

The ship is rarely deployed in battle groups, but is most commonly deployed in three roles. It can be deployed in planetary defence roles, being 'first wave' of reaction forces, hitting pirates and raiders before they can pose a threat. In fleet roles they act as vanguards and scouts, roving ahead of the main force to gather information, or provide rapid reaction. Their last role is that of raider, being used in small squadrons to harry and attack lone enemy vessels, or strike at commerce vessels and facilities. In this role, these squadrons were known as 'Tiger Squadrons', wherein they would often jump in and out of slipspace in a short period of time, causing as much damage in that short time.

Isis-class Light Cruiser

The Isis-class Destroyer was a subclass of the Horus-class. The class was aesthetically the same as the Horus-class, but had an W/AS M21A 'Tsunami' DIC replacing its MAC gun.

UNSC Comments

"This thing can out manoeuvre Frigates at knife fight ranges and packs more of a punch than them..."

Ships of the line

Warships of the UNSCDF Navy

Stealth Vessels
Minerva-class Prowler | Cerberus-class Strike Prowler | Obsidian-class Heavy Prowler | Reckoning-class Attack Prowler | Scáthach-class Command Prowler | Nyx-class Sloop | Auriga-class Light Prowler | Crux-class Sub-Prowler

Light Craft

Raven-class Assault Shuttle | Wyvren-class Light Corvette | Durham-class Corvette | Romulus-class Heavy Corvette | Saint Elisa-class Cutter | Nemesis-class Sloop


Vanguard-class Light Frigate | Rivia-class Frigate | Griffin-class Frigate | Heimdall-class Frigate | Jaeger-class Frigate | Helios-class Heavy Frigate | Ronin-class Stealth Frigate


Oberon-class Light Destroyer | Indra-class Destroyer | Platinum-class Destroyer | Centurion-class Hunter-Killer Destroyer | Revanchist-class Picket Destroyer | Ferrus-class Heavy Destroyer | Raijin-class Escort Destroyer | Tyne-class Command Destroyer


Artemis-class Scout Cruiser | Tempest-class Light Cruiser | Valkyrie-class Light Cruiser | Thermopylae-class Cruiser | Delphinus-class Cruiser | Cannae-class Cruiser | Victoria-class Heavy Cruiser | Reach-class Heavy Cruiser | Athena-class Command Cruiser | Talion-class Battlecruiser | Keyes-class Battlecruiser Andraste-class Strike Cruiser | Bishamonten-class Assault Cruiser


Endeavour-class Assault Ship | Iskander-class Light Carrier | Argo-class Attack Carrier | Astraeus-class Support Carrier | Bastion-class Carrier | Odin-class Carrier | Damocles-class Heavy Carrier | Pendragon-class Super Carrier | Sol-class Command Carrier


Sentinel-class Light Battleship | Kataphrakt-class Battleship | Archangel-class Arsenal Ship | Titan-class Dreadnought | Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught

Special Vessels

Hyperion-class Drone Ship | Hellfire-class Drone Ship

Support Ships

Aether-class Science Vessel | Dawn-class Exploration Vessel | Luna-class Research Vessel | Diomedes-class Combat Supply Ship | Exile-class Armed Transport | Werewolf-class Q-Ship | Hecate-class Tender | Briareos-class Troop Carrier | Vulcan-class Repair Ship | Demeter-class Agriculture Ship | Ysionris Jeromi-class Hospital Ship | Atlas-class Cargo Ship | Ebon-class Fast transport Ship | Gigantes-class Tug | Odysseus-class Colony Ship

Mobile Battle Station

UNSC Lord Hood

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