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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


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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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
"Strictly non-regulation. It would have to go."
The Fall of Reach
Xavkitsune Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
only one gripe, the red slashes were diagonal, not horizontal
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
D'OH! Glad you like otherwise though.
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's cool.
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
randomness65 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Draw more please this looks amazing!
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thanks a lot, glad you liked it!
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.
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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