The Eion-class light carrier is a medium capital ship in service to the United Nations Space Command. It excels in strike craft deployment and fleet support in combat.
This vessel is utilized by any UNSC admiral wishing to deploy strike craft. Replacing the Athens-class Carrier in the UNSC's roster, it is more affordable and has stronger weaponry despite being smaller and having less Longsword squadrons.
The Eion-class light carrier is designed to transport smaller spacecraft to and from battle, i.e. Longswords. The Eion has limited weaponry, Archer Missiles, and a MAC. Being fairly well armed, Eions do not necessarily need escorts, but should always be deployed with a contingent of frigates for support. They are rarely used for front-line engagements and instead support embattled fleets with squadrons of Longswords from afar.
Eion Carriers replaced the Athens-class Carrier as the UNSC's mainline carrier-cruiser because they are much cheaper and quicker to produce than the Athens, as well as housing stronger weapon systems.
Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit
While equipped with a MAC and various other weapons, giving it firepower on par with cruisers, its strength lies within its strike craft. One should not have these on the frontline, as for their cost they have next-to-no tank and will quickly succumb to enemy fire. Keep them in the very back of the fleet in attempts to protect them.
'Eion' is a non-canon class name. Officially it is only named 'Carrier' but this is a broad name, and there are several variants. 'Eion' is used to distinguish this ship. The design as seen in SotP also draws inspiration from the UNSC Musashi.
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