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CSO Supercarrier VS Executor

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    UnbuiltSpy Jedi Youngling

    Jun 12, 2016
    Two monsters get ready to fight after first contact goes wrong, who would win?
    the CSO supercarrier is an extremely large and well-equipped capital ship, easily dwarfing most other Covenant starship classes, even the assault carrier. The vessel looks nearly identical to the CAS-class assault carrier, as it is comprised of several bulbous sections and a hook-like prow. Along with the smaller CAS-class assault carrier, the CSO is designated a Class-Five flagship carrier by the UNSC due to its common use at the center of fleets.[4] Despite the ship's enormous size, the CSO is fully capable of concealing both itself and a small escort fleet with active camouflage.[1]Multiple supercarriers of the Second Fleet of Homogeneous Clarity defended the massive space station of High Charity[5] and one such vessel served as the flagship of the Combined Fleet of Righteous Purpose.[6][7] During the Fall of Reach, Long Night of Solace, a supercarrier, spearheaded the Covenant invasion of Reach as the flagship of the Fleet of Valiant Prudence, deploying numerous ground assets to the surface of Reach via spires and destroying the UNSC Grafton.During Operation: UPPER CUT, Jorge-052 transported an improvised slipspace bomb toward Long Night of Solace aboard Ardent Prayer, a Covenant corvette, while SPARTAN-B312 locked course with the supercarrier. After SPARTAN-B312 was jettisoned from the hangar, Jorge manually detonated the bomb, destroying both the corvette and the supercarrier at the cost of his own life.Halo wikiOverall, the supercarrier is an extremely large and well-equipped capital ship, easily dwarfing all other Covenant starship classes, even the Assault Carrier. The vessel looks nearly identical to the CAS-class assault carrier, as it is comprised of several bulbous sections and a hook-like prow. The only known Covenant constructs larger than supercarriers were the Unyielding Hierophant, a massive repair, refit and refuel station capable of supporting a fleet of over 500 Covenant capital ships, and the mega-construct High Charity, the home of the Prophets.Covenant supercarriers are thought to be the most powerful non-Forerunner space-faring vessels ever created. Carrying seven lethal energy projectors, thousands of pulse lasers and point defense turrets, plasma torpedo launchers and hundreds of squadrons of Seraph-class single ship fighters, a Covenant supercarrier is an even match for fleets of ships, capable of obliterating even Assault Carriers and certainly any human vessels.
    Supercarriers are capable of carrying and deploying entire armies of ground troops and materiel, as evidenced during the Battle of Reach, where the supercarrier Long Night of Solace deployed many tens of thousands of troops to the surface of Reach, along with innumerable ground vehicles, weaponry, and towering cloaking spires capable of hiding entire armies from sight, radar, and sensory arrays.
    The Executor was the first of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought line[3] and the premier flagship of the Imperial Navy.[17] Measuring a colossal 19,000 meters long, the Super Star Destroyer marked a crowning achievement in starship engineering for both the Imperial Navy and Kuat Drive Yards, the warship's designer.[3] Nearly twelve times as long as the 1,600-meter-long Imperial I-class Star Destroyer,[2][45] the Executor represented the largest traditional starship ever constructed by the Imperial Navy at the time of its completion—only the first Death Star and select Torpedo Spheres were larger.[1]
    The Executor, under escort by two decidedly smaller Imperial-class Star DestroyersFollowing the same recognizable dagger-shaped design of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, the Executor's superstructure resembled an arrowhead from above.[3] A smooth titanium-reinforced alusteel hull[7] surrounded a massive island of habitable volume in the center of the Star Dreadnought,[3] which accommodated the command, control, operation, and habitat decks.[20] In the blackness of space, the Executor's interior lighting enshrouded the warship in a cerulean glow,[34] though the Executor's exterior was in fact a grayish hue,[22] darker than the traditional "Star Destroyer White" typical of the Imperial-class line.[46]Rising above the dorsal technoscape of the Executor, supported by a thick axis, stood the 285-meter-wide trapezoidal command tower—a veritable ship unto itself. In a true testament of the Kuat Drive Yards' design philosophy of "terror styling," the command tower was deliberately positioned in prominent view of any vessel bold enough to dare an attack. The command tower housed several key components of the Star Dreadnought,[2] including the dual geodesic KDY ISD-72x deflector shield generator domes[9]—an enlarged version specially developed from those aboard Imperial-class Star Destroyers[10]—which doubled as communications sensor globes; as well as the officers' quarters; briefing rooms; escape pods for the Executor's upper-echelon commanders; and, most importantly, the bridge.[2]In accordance with the Executor's standard command tower module found on many KDY-constructed warship classes, the bridge design mirrored that of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer. A gleaming command walkway, separating twin crewman pits, led to a series of two-meter-tall transparisteel viewports that offered an unobstructed view of space beyond. Although the command tower stood arrogantly exposed above the Executor's superstructure, the ship's shielding system, which matched the power output of a medium star, kept it sufficiently protected from attack, making such Imperial pretentiousness a possibility.[2] The Executor's shielding system was among the most powerful ever conceived for a warship.[9]The underside of the Executor contained the engineering sections;[3] the enormous primary hangar bay, which was large enough to dock an Imperial Star Destroyer[47] and thousands of starfighters;[5] and countless secondary docking bays and staging areas[48] located near the bow of the ship.[1] Thirteen immensely powerful, blood red-glowing[3] KDY Executor-50.x sublight drive engine thrusters[8] propelled the warship forward at a maximum speed of 1,230 G,[6] or forty megalights.[7] The thruster exhaust bells created an energy wash so powerful that an unshielded ship traveling too close to the Executor's wake would be instantly destroyed by the radiation.[20] The Executor was outfitted with a Class 2.0 hyperdrive engine for hyperspace travel.[7]
    ArmamentAside from the Star Dreadnought's unprecedented size, the Executor's awesome offensive capabilities set it apart from other warships,[1] bristling with more than 5,000 turbolaser batteries and ion cannons.[3] With 2,000 turbolaser batteries, 2,000 heavy turbolaser batteries, 250 concussion missile batteries, each armed with thirty heavy concussion missiles, 250 heavy ion cannons, 500 point-defense laser cannons,[12] and forty Q7 tractor beam projectors[7] along its city-like surface, the Executor was capable of reducing any planetary surface to slag[7] in a matter of hours.[48] The warship's mere presence in an engagement alone was enough to frighten an enemy force into submission.[1]While the incredible mass of the Executor proved an advantage in terms of its firepower and the power of its defensive shields, it likewise proved a disadvantage in keeping the warship supplied—the Executor could hold far more resources than the Empire normally had available to provide. More than 100 times as massive as the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, the Executor nevertheless boasted quite a formidable complement of support vessels and instruments of ground warfare.[5]Standard practice set the Executor with two wings,[5] or twelve squadrons,[49] of varying TIE series starfighters, for a total of 144 ships,[5] the fighter equivalent of two Imperial-class Star Destroyers.[7] These two wings primarily comprised TIE/ln starfighters, TIE/sa bombers, and TIE/In interceptors.[4] By the year 3 ABY, the starfighter fleet expanded to include TIE/D Defenders[13] and TIE/ad starfighters.[14] The Executor also routinely hosted Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1.[13][15]Additionally, the Executor regularly maintained 200 miscellaneous combat and support ships in secondary docking bays,[6] including gunships,[20] such as Gamma-class ATR-6 assault transports for troop deployment;[14] and armed shuttles,[20] such as the Lambda-class T-4a shuttle,[4] used to transport senior officers and dignitaries.[20]Likewise, as a standard the Executor carried a massive army that included three prefabricated garrison bases;[1] a full corps of stormtroopers and Army troopers;[18] 38,000 ground troops;[1] and hundreds of assault walkers for planetary warfare,[5] typically including thirty All Terrain Armored Transports,[7] fifty All Terrain Scout Transports,[6] and All Terrain Personal Transports, deployed by Y-85 Titan dropships[2] and other landing craft.[4] A small armada of speeder bikes and landspeeders completed the ground arsenal.[6] In theory, the Executor could hold far more starships and troops, though such resources were never available.