Overview[edit | edit source]
A mostly automated ship used for the construction of the Anchor Station, the Hephaestus-class ACU has since been retired and declared obsolete.
History[edit | edit source]
Built for the UNSC to suit it's deep-space construction needs the Hephaestus is essentially just a space station but in transit. Containing all the parts and facilities that would be needed to finish a project the Hephaestus would be sent through secured space to construct whatever it was supposed to, often times deep-space Anchor Stations. The system was very much automated, although the craft still need a small human crew.
In 2546, the Hephaestus-class ACU's designers, after failing to renew their contract, lost their contract to produce Anchor Station's deep space construction platforms after Phoenix Spaceways won the contract. As a result, Phoenix-class Colony Ships are now used to build them in both planetary orbit and deep space, while the disposable Hephaestus-class has since been removed from service.
Weapons and Tactical Usage[edit | edit source]
Hephaestus-class ACUs are unarmed and very poorly armored, so can be easily be destroyed by a defensive fleet. Only send them in after your fleets have secured the gravity well.
Changelog[edit | edit source]
- The Hephaestus-class ACU has been removed, its ability is transferred over the to Phoenix-class Colony Ship.
- Changed the ACU ability to show its been moved to the Phoenix-class Colony Ship.
Canon Reference[edit | edit source]
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See also[edit | edit source]
|Strikecraft||YSS-1000 Sabre Interceptor • C-712 Longsword Interceptor • F-41 Broadsword Strike Fighter • S-14 Baselard Strike Bombers • C-709 Longsword Bombers|
|Combat vessels||Gladius-class Heavy Corvette • Paris-class Heavy Frigate • Stalwart-class Light Frigate • Charon-class Light Frigate • Halberd-class Destroyer • Hillsborough-class Light Destroyer • Halcyon-class Light Cruiser • Halcyon 'Refit' Cruiser • Strident-class Heavy Frigate|
|Support vessels||Phoenix-class Colony Ship • Winter-class Prowler • Cradle-class Repair Ship • Geneva-class Envoy • Athens-class Carrier • Noryang-class Light Carrier • Sahara-class Heavy Prowler • Razor-class Light Prowler|
|Capitals||Orion-class Assault Carrier • Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser • Valiant-class Super-Heavy Cruiser • Phoenix-class Support Vessel • Epoch-class Heavy Carrier • Artemis-class Battlecruiser • Punic-class Supercarrier • Point Blank-class Stealth Cruiser • Thanatos-class Battleship|
|Others||Gyges Construction Drone • Hermes-class Freighter|
|Obsolete||Autumn-class Heavy Cruiser • Berlin-class Frigate • Eion-class Light Carrier • Hephaestus-class ACU • Mako-class Corvette • Sloop-class Corvette • Thermopylae-class Supercarrier|