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|Cov Super Carrier: Closer Look + Size Estimate|
|Posted By: Bry <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 9/25/10 2:53 p.m.|
Well this was fun, lol...
OK, there's been a bit of discussion about this one so I've had a look at trying to figure out just how big this new ship really is.
So we're going to have to be a bit more old fashioned and crude in coming up with an estimate.
This is unlikely to be 100% accurate, but its better than nothing to give us a rough approximation, and I think it should get us in the right ballpark, maybe give or take a kilometre.
I decided to use the highlighted section as our reference point, as it is plainly visible from this angle against the Corvette, and from the side during the earlier space battle.
A bit of rough hack work gives us this result.
So to make up this spot, its roughly about two and a half Corvettes.
In a nutshell, we are looking at something along the lines of 34 Covenant Corvettes long.
But hang on, there is something else to look into first. How long is a Covenant Corvette?
There is a problem with this picture though.
The UNSC Frigate doesn't circle around the Corvette on a level altitude. Its more like an elliptical orbit. At some points it is higher than the Corvette, at other points it is lower, which can give the illusion of it being bigger or smaller alongside the Corvette than it actually is.
Using the Pan-Cam and its measurements, I have come up with this comparison between the UNSC Frigate and the Covenant Corvette (UNSC Frigate side picture is taken from Halo 3 for convenience, the originals were measured from the top. This has been scaled appropriately).
A UNSC Frigate is 478m and I'd say the Covenant Corvette is roughly 1 and 2/3 of a UNSC Frigate.
For the sake of a straight number, let's say 800m long.
From this I think we can conclude with a reasonable amount of confidence that the Covenant Super Carrier, as seen in Halo Reach, is somewhere in the area of 27 km long.
Its not perfect, I'll be the first to admit it, and I'm sorry its not as good as I would like.
If you made it through this far, congrats, you get some bonus pics of me having fun while getting this info. =P
Damn I'm tired now.
|Cov Super Carrier: Closer Look + Size Estimate||Bry||9/25/10 2:53 p.m.|
|1 Super Carrier, with special tech, carrying Corvs||Riceatron||9/25/10 3:03 p.m.|
|Re: 1 Super Carrier, with special tech, carrying C||SPARTAN-034||9/25/10 3:49 p.m.|
|Re: 1 Super Carrier, with special tech, carrying C||Ragashingo||9/25/10 3:57 p.m.|
|Re: 1 Super Carrier, with special tech, carrying C||SPARTAN-034||9/25/10 4:31 p.m.|
|Re: Cov Super Carrier: Closer Look + Size Estimate||DHalo||9/25/10 3:10 p.m.|
|Re: Cov Super Carrier: Closer Look + Size Estimate||Bry||9/25/10 3:27 p.m.|
|Re: Cov Super Carrier: Closer Look + Size Estimate||DHalo||9/25/10 3:30 p.m.|
|Amazing work, Bry! Also...||GrimBrother One||9/25/10 4:41 p.m.|
|Assault Carrier vs Super Carrier||Bry||9/25/10 5:28 p.m.|
|Great Jehosaphat!||Leviathan||9/25/10 11:56 p.m.|
|Re: Assault Carrier vs Super Carrier||TDSpiral||9/26/10 2:54 a.m.|
|Re: Assault Carrier vs Super Carrier||BlueNinja||9/26/10 4:53 a.m.|
|So, how many Corvies can fit in the SupCar? *NM*||Riceatron||9/26/10 4:53 a.m.|
|Re:I love you Bry *NM* *NM*||hotshot revan||9/26/10 6:25 a.m.|
|Re: Assault Carrier vs Super Carrier||Stephen L. (SoundEffect)||9/26/10 8:25 a.m.|
|Re: Assault Carrier vs Super Carrier||Riceatron||9/26/10 10:54 a.m.|
|Assault Carrier vs Super Carrier: concept art?||Bry||10/8/10 2:48 p.m.|
|Can we get a size comparison of all known ships?||Riceatron||9/26/10 11:02 a.m.|
|Re: Can we get a size comparison of all known ship||Bry||9/26/10 11:19 a.m.|
|Done||Bry||9/26/10 1:13 p.m.|
|Re: Done||SonofMacPhisto||9/26/10 1:18 p.m.|
|That's no moon, it's a Super Carrier. *NM*||SPARTAN-034||9/26/10 2:46 p.m.|
|How'd Jorge get in the 2 meter exhaust port?? *NM*||SonofMacPhisto||9/26/10 2:56 p.m.|
|Damn it...||Bry||9/26/10 3:10 p.m.|
|Aaaaand...||vlad3163||9/26/10 3:41 p.m.|
|Re: Aaaaand...||Grimlock||9/27/10 5:01 p.m.|
|It was one in a million, kid *NM*||Silent Knight||9/26/10 7:11 p.m.|
|Good Googly Moogly *SP*||Metalingus627||9/26/10 11:49 p.m.|
|Forerunner Dreadnought? Done *IMG*||Bry||9/27/10 12:08 a.m.|
|Can we get... (and I want a pony, and a tea set..)||GrimBrother One||9/27/10 8:35 a.m.|
|Re: Can we get... (and I want a pony, and a tea se||Bry||9/27/10 8:41 a.m.|
|Obligitory Halo Space Fighter Post||SonofMacPhisto||9/27/10 12:20 p.m.|
|Don't tempt me...||Bry||9/27/10 6:32 p.m.|
|It's.... a lot smaller in-game. Heh.||Riceatron||10/12/10 6:31 a.m.|
|Re: It's.... a lot smaller in-game. Heh.||Stephen L. (SoundEffect)||10/12/10 6:46 a.m.|
|Re: It's.... a lot smaller in-game. Heh.||kapowaz||10/12/10 6:47 a.m.|
|Re: It's.... a lot smaller in-game. Heh.||Bry||10/12/10 6:56 a.m.|
|That's what she said. *NM*||Urban Reflex||10/12/10 1:16 p.m.|
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