The Tyche-class freighter is a transport ship in service to the United Nations Space Command.
It excels in keep the UNSC's economy running like clockwork.
History[edit | edit source]
Often taken for granted thanks to their unassuming and dutiful purpose, the 76-meter-long Tyches transport is the backbone of the UNSC during and after the Human-Covenant war. Anything from weapons and military vehicles to personnel and medicine; if it is needed, the Tyche can, and will, deliver.
The ships were in service with the UNSC by 2517. One such ship, the UNSC Dartmouth, was attacked and destroyed by Eridanus rebels in the Eridanus system that year.
They were also used as evacuation transports for civilians when the need arose, saving countless lives throughout the war. During the Battle for Arcadia in 2531, three of these ships, Cargo 1, 2, and 3, were requisitioned as evacuation transports by the Arcadian Patrol to airlift the inhabitants of Pirth City to safety. Cargo 3 was destroyed by enemy fire, but at least one of the other two ships, aided by Spartans and the UNSC Spirit of Fire, managed to take off and escape, saving hundreds from slaughter by the Covenant.
These ships were also used to evacuate civilians during the Battle of Algolis. Again, one of them was shot down by the Covenant, but the other, as well as a Pelican, escaped to a frigate in orbit thanks to the use of a prototype exosuit whose weaponry covered its retreat.
Weapons and Tactical Usage[edit | edit source]
Even compared to the Gyges Construction Drone, these freighters are utterly defenseless. They have no weapons, are slow, provide no line of sight and are lightly armored. They also cannot be controlled: they are simply automatically produced/replaced for free and (presumably) controlled/directed by the Oroses Commercial Station, taking the shortest and straightest route between whichever pair of stations that comprise its route. They have no military value.
However, they are essential for the UNSC as trade and resources are very important. Efforts should be taken to secure trade routes, as enemies can "pirate" these space lanes and destroy any freighter they come across, greatly disrupting an empire's income.
Canon Reference[edit | edit source]
Unidentified Civilian Cargo Ship halo.wikia
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A non-canon name, as its inspiration has no official name, Tyches references a Greek goddess said to govern the wealth, prosperity, and ultimately the destiny, of a given city.
- It is the only UNSC ship with absolutely no sound files when selected.
Credits[edit | edit source]
- Model - Annihilater102
- Texture - Annihilater102