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Bow-class corvette by SplinteredMatt Bow-class corvette by SplinteredMatt
The Bow-class corvette was a class of ships used by the UNSC in the years following the Human-Covenant war. At only 231 metres in length, the Bow-class was nonetheless heavily armed for its tonnage, and boasted speed and acceleration surpassing that of even the Remembrance-class frigate, making it substantially more effective than its diminutive size suggested.

Class: corvette (K)
Manufacturer: Chevron Aerospace/Reyes-McLees Shipyards
Length: 231.5m
Height/depth: 57.8m
Mass : 225,091 metric tons
Maximum velocity: -vaccuum: 318,960kph (Mach 260.36), -atmosphere: 32,200kph (Mach 26.28)
Engine/power plant: Mark XVI MAELSTROM advanced fusion reactor (1)
Slipspace Drive: Mark 34 translight engine
Shielding system: four linked Mark XVI AURORA Projected Energy Barrier System
Armament :
RSGM-16 Archer (6 pods, 180 missiles)
BSGM-14 Harpoon (10 tubes, 10 missiles)
RIM-109 Medusas (600 cells, 600 missiles)
dual Mark XII 155mm naval gun turrets (6)
quad M502 50mm railgun turrets (20)
D-77 Pelican (1)
RQ-117 Clarion (1)
Crew: 217 naval personnel (18 officers, 198 enlisted)

Drawn by me in Inkscape, design copyright to Microsoft/Bungie/343i, do not use without permission.
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Lord-of-the-Stars Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Not to bad a ship for a species who come from a planet with a 78% water covered surface yet with a population who are 99.80.20% land lubbers. Tell me more about the cargo holds please? they always forget to tell about the cargo holds of their ships. Almost like they don't even know why they are called ships.
wbyrd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Fast agile and well armed..... That's three things that keep the people on the other side of the battle lines up at night.

I love the profile, it is well within the general style of the game ships but is fairly unique and distinctive.
thegeekofwar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
would be great for surface fire support.
Cybermaxis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Awesome drawing of nicely thought out design!
SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the praise of the drawing- the nicely thought-out design of course being credited to Isaac Hannaford :)
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Any chance for a Valiant class Super-Heavy Cruiser.
SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Probably not, only because of the lack of reference material on it. I may do its successor though, which will be a battleship, which is basically what a 'super-heavy cruiser' is. Awful ridiculous classification, so annoying it's canon! ;)
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
But it was the most powerful warships ever made.
SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
That's debatable, and doesn't change the lack of material, or the silly classification.
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Well every century new ones are added.
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