The Serpent-class Aircraft Carrier has served as the primary aquatic air support vessel of the UNSC Seaborne Navy since it's introduction in the late 25th Century. The ship normally has a complement of various craft, typically the D77-TC Pelican, FQ-99 Wombat, and FAV-3B Skyhawk. These vehicles are designed to provide ground and aerial support to allied forces during a planetary conflict.
FQ-99 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (6)- The FQ-99 Wombat is an unmanned drone fighter in service with the UNSC Air Force. They are designed to utilize extreme speeds and stealth tactics to provide air support and reconnaisance for ground combat units. Typically four to six Wombats are assigned to a single carrier.
D77H-TCI Pelican (4)- The D77H-TCI Pelican Dropship is an infantry dropship designed for the pickup and transportation of soldiers and supplies in the battlefield. Around four Pelican Dropships are stationed on a single aircraft carrier, typically for a short period of time.
FAV-3B Skyhawk (4)- The FAV-3B Skyhawk is an atmospheric jet designed for a dual fighter and ground support role. The Skyhawk's 50 millimeter cannons and Scorpion anti-tank missiles allow it to easily defeat any foe it faces, typically in a matter of seconds. There can be anywhere from four to six Skyhawk fighters on a single ship.