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Overview[edit | edit source]
A small ONI vessel designed for infiltration, covert monitoring, and intel gathering. Winter-class are some of the most advanced ships in the UNSC fleet, and make excellent scouts.
History[edit | edit source]
In the years following the Human-Covenant War, the Office of Naval Intelligence reviewed a number of pre–2525 prowler class designs which focused on espionage and reconnaissance over combat functionality. As a result, the Winter-class prowlers arose from this study. Constructed with a smaller, more compact frame than other prowler classes, the 84-meter-long Winter-class more closely resembles a UNSC space fighter rather than a warship.
While not truly invisible to Covenant sensors, the Winter-class is outfitted with an impressive suite of cloaking technologies designed to distort their emissions and sensor profile. This allows these ships to trick Covenant sensors into identifying the Winter-class as a low-threat vessel, wreckage, or even a friendly ship.
Weapons and Tactical Usage[edit | edit source]
This ship has no weaponry to speak of and as such its only defense is to hide or to run. However, it is great for spying and exploring; simply set it to autocast Explore as you would any scout ship. Itcan also be left to keep an eye on a gravity well, unable to be attacked while in cloak unless approached by a ship with stealth detection.
Do not worry about losing it if it is caught and destroyed: they cost a mere 100 credits and require NO titanium or deuterium so feel free to constantly have a few of these roaming around or placed to keep watch.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The in-universe version of this ship is armed with two coilguns, several pulse laser turrets, and can deploy mines.