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UNSC Destroyer Iroquois by PaintFan08 UNSC Destroyer Iroquois by PaintFan08
"Some in the fleet thought the massive ships unwieldy in combat-too slow and cumbersome. What those critics forgot was that a UNSC destroyer sported two MAC guns, twenty-six oversized Archer missile pods, and three nuclear warheads. Unlike other fleet ships, she carried no single ship fighters-instead her extra mass came from the nearly two meters of titanium A battleplate armor that covered her from stem to stern...Someone at the shipyard had appreciated the Iroquois for what she was too, two long streaks of crimson war paint had been applied to her port and starboard flanks."

-The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund: pg 139

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This is my idea of the long read about but never seen UNSC destroyer from Halo. Captain Keyes before he commanded the Pillar of Autumn to her ill fated journey to Halo was the CO of the Iroquois. I worked from some limited sources but a lot of the ship is guess work. I've never seen a good image of a UNSC destroyer so I had to make some of it up.

I am real happy with this however since it keeps in line with the blocky human vessels from the game. You can't see the second MAC cannon since I set them up side by side. The letter labeled spots are the Archer Missile pods. In the novels they are labeled by letter so the same here. The colors and stripes of all colors are based on other Halo ships. Along with the hull armor.

The engines are a mix of those off the UNSC frigates and the Pillar of Autumn. According to Halopedia the Destroyers have eight twin barreled 50mm point defense guns. In the novel Fall of Reach Keyes mentions point defense but doesn't state a number of turrets. So I went with their number.

While the Iroquois has no Longsword fighters it would carry shuttles and Pelican dropships. A docking bay is on the ventral (bottom) side of the ship.

Would love feedback.
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:iconjasonwolfe:
JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
"Strictly non-regulation. It would have to go."
The Fall of Reach
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Xavkitsune Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
only one gripe, the red slashes were diagonal, not horizontal
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
D'OH! Glad you like otherwise though.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's cool.
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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randomness65 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Draw more please this looks amazing!
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thanks a lot, glad you liked it!
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D4RKST0RM99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice while it lasted, apparently the Iroquois now looks like the Destroyer UNSC THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN, Its depicted in the halo comics of the fall of reach- The Covenant. But still theirs more than one class of destroyer, this one could depict a different ship as its still an awesome design.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
THOM is a pretty good looking ship, so I'm not displeased at all. Thanks for the comment.
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D4RKST0RM99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np mate, you should do more like this.
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godnickl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
this is awesome. just how I imagined it. Love the quote too. great job
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thanks glad you like it!
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:iconkyuubichowderfan:
Kyuubichowderfan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look at my Starships i drew recently for my RPing Planet
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xXHONORguardXx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
really good concept, though the destroyers do have a canon look now.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Really? Do you happen to have a link, be cool to check them out.
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xXHONORguardXx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
there are two different classes of destroyers. the second one, i have to say looks very close to the design you came up with.

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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks!

I've seen the second one, it influenced the design of my version. I like the top one a lot too. Hopefully in the next Halo game a UNSC destroyer will get some screen time.
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xXHONORguardXx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no problem. i really want all the other ship types to get appearances in-game, both unsc and covenant alike. and glad i got a chance to show the destroyers.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Yep thanks again!
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AdmiralChurch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Writer
Great job. I can imagine that being the Iroquois.
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thanks!
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AdmiralChurch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
You're welcome.
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Gods-warfighter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist
very nice, you did a good job keeping with the UNSC style of body
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks!
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Zero-Z66 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I remember reading this novel a while back in high school, good read. provides a little more depth to the weapons and equipment in the halo universe. One thing about this is that the Iroquois happens to be my favorite UNSC ship.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Thanks, I was never happy we never saw the UNSC Destroyer in any of the games, even as a background object or something. I should do a front and top view someday.
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ODST105 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
the red scars
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spartanjedi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuck yeah!
inb4 Keyes loo- oh
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanks, this is supposed to be Keyes's destroyer from Fall of Reach.
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spartanjedi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuckyeah!
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shadow-assassin1945 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
DAMN!!!
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Yep! Thanks sir.
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
thats one cool ship.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Thanks the UNSC Destroyer is lacking in Halo visual department so I figured I'd give it a shot.
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Legionare117 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Where did you get the number?
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Made it up, personal number.
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:iconlegionare117:
Legionare117 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Cool, I was just messing. I love the rendition. Now I have a picture to put to the stories.
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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Nice man. Gotta love MS Paint. You can do anything with it with enough practice.
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thanks a lot. It has taken quite some time to get that good with it. Even with all this practice I still only can do profiles well :-)
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Chris000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I like it, I like it alot! I always assumed that destroyers were similar to frigates in design, but this looks much closer to a Marathon class than anything else. What program did you use to make this?
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
It's simply MS Paint, with some details added viva GIMP, a free photo/image manip program. I based the design on the one vague image of a destroyer from a Halo comic.
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Chris000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Must have taken hours.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
A few not forever though.
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D4RKST0RM99 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You've done an amazing job mate, pretty much how I imagined it, tho I think for stability the second mac cannon might be under the main cannon so the ship wont be thrown off course when it fired.
seems very close to the heracles depicted in halo genesis, the comic book u get with the halo wars collector edition.

keep up the good work
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thank you, sorry for the delayed reply. Glad you liked it. I kept going back and forth on the MAC placement. My final decision was that side by side worked since the ship could at the last second turn and fire the second MAC at another target.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
oh ah you did well I mean two destroyers have been shown on in the halo legends and in the comic hell jummper this from the angle looks like the unknown destroyer in Hell jumper
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Thanks!
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
[link] this is the heracles in the comic it says its a sister ship to another destroyer that was mentioned in the battle over the same planet as the Iroquis
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Don't know. Going by the book Halo: Fall of Reach, the Iroquis was just deployed only a few weeks before the Battle at Sigma Octans. Which happens decades after Harvest. So its probably the same class.
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