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The Stukov-class Frigate is a UNSC frigate variant used during the Human-Covenant war.
The bridge of the Frigate is located Above the MAC Cannon Shaft. The Commanding Officer's chair is located behind the two primary consoles within the bridge. There are numerous other consoles located at the sides of the room.the four stations are also located on the bridge.
The Hammerhead sacrifices a HEV Bay for a single Hangar that runs through the middle of the ship. This removes the ability to send a rapid force into a planet in favor of more Pelicans for in atmosphere operations.
Like other human ships, the Hammerhead Frigate is equipped with two nuclear reactors which initiate the process of fusion of deuterium fuel. The reactors then channel the output into exhausts at the vessel's rear. There are four exhausts visible on the craft; two large ones and two small ones. For translight speeds, the Frigate carries a Shaw-Fujikawa Slipspace drive. There are probably multiple maneuvering thrusters to adjust the vessel's attitude in pitch, roll and yaw. Lastly, Frigates are equipped with vertical engines which allow it to hover in an atmosphere; an advantage of its small size and mass.
The Hammerhead carries a larger payload than the Tiger, which gives it much more firepower and allowing it to support other UNSC ships engaged in battle.
The single MAC cannon is a standard MAC cannon on all UNSC ships, however it carries 100 rounds,compared to the 50 of a Tiger-Class frigate.
The frigate also carriers an extra two 50mm Auto cannons on the bridge prongs to protect the crew on the exposed bridge.