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Remembrance-class frigate by SplinteredMatt Remembrance-class frigate by SplinteredMatt
The Remembrance-class frigate was a class of frigates utilised by the United Nations Space Command, which served between 2512 and 2678; seeing several major galactic conflicts including the Human-Covenant War, Remnant War and Swarm War. Commonly referred to as the UNSC frigate, the mass-produced Remembrance-class frigate was one of the most common and long-serving UNSC Navy vessels in service; as a result, its image and presence was often seen to symbolise UNSC naval power. This was in stark contrast to the terrible rate of destruction experienced by the class during the 2525-52 Great War.

Serving in large numbers throughout this war, the Remembrance-class frigate was ineffective and inefficient in destroying vessels of the Covenant Empire not due to any flaw in its design, but as a result of the inherent superiority of Covenant technology. Seeing action at every major engagement of the war, the role the Remembrance-class frigate played in the war is often underestimated as a weak, ineffectual, disposable warship fielded against the Covenant to draw fire from more valuable warships. In reality, the Remembrance-class made up what it lacked in armament and resilience with speed, agility and versatility, and could attempt almost every role or task equally. The Remembrance-class frigate was a true multirole warship, designed to operate in a range of roles and with combat abilities against enemy warships, starfighters, surface targets and stealth vessels, and equipped with a variety of guided missiles and gun systems. This was in contrast to the highly specialised Daring-class frigate, which performed electronic intelligence, surveillance, anti-stealth and orbital insertion tasks almost exclusively; and the Vanguard- and Warrior-class destroyers, which were designed to perform escort tasks and direct combat with enemy ships.

Thanks to a modular construction and significant technological advances since its design, the Remembrance-class frigate was continually upgraded and refitted throughout its service, extending its lifespan and preventing it from falling into obsolescence. In 2561, nearly a decade after the conclusion of the war, the class saw its most extensive refit yet; being equipped with advanced power cores and armour technology, a fully modernised armament, enhanced sensory and targeting equipment, and the UNSC's first mass-produced warship shield generator, which drastically improved its performance against opposing vessels. These technologies were engineered by the UNSC under assistance by the Sangheili and Huragok species, allowing Human technological knowledge to drastic change in a relatively short number of years.

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Image is based on the UNSC Andraste concept art for Halo 3, by Isaac Hannaford, which was used for the Halo Reach-era Frigate.

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FossilDynamite Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Huh, I thought it was a UGS ship for it popped up when I searched for United Galactic Species Halo.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I just prefer this style over the HALO 4 style. Don't get me wrong, the HALO 4 style isn't that bad, but... this style just has more... personality.
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree completely.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Yeah.
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ninboy01 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Both classes of Frigates are cannon design. They just ret-conned the Forward Unto Dawn into the Strident-Class with its experimental features. The Charon, Stalwart & Paris classes are still cannon and in service in the UNSC fleet (the classic frigate design). Updated with modern drive and shielding systems.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
But the FUD changed structurally. Yes, it's canon, but it makes no sense why the FUD undergoes a complete change in appearance from HALO 3 to HALO 4. While the Master Chief's armour DID change from 2 to 3, the changes were very minor, almost unnoticeable, such as the plating on the top of the hands (there were five holes on his hand plates in 2, but in 3, there were only three). But 4's design is a complete overhaul of aesthetics. Some I don't care about, like the new frigates, vehicles and the like. But when it contradicts the physical appearance of a previous game to such an overt level, I don't particularly approve. 
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ninboy01 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It is simply a retcon, I do agree with you about how it breaks your own perceived connection with the series. But that isn't nearly as important to me as the narrative is. So I can let it pass.
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cocohut Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if one of those can take out a grey alien mothership
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
A what?
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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