The Raven's Nest Class was a Class One series of Helicopter-carrier  ships in the Coalition of Ordered Governments Navy. The class had been due to be scrapped even before E-Day, and was outdated by the 14th year of the Locust War.
The Raven's Nest Class was a class of aircraft carrier-type ships, specifically helicopter carriers. The Raven's Nest Class was specifically designed to store, transport and deploy helicopters to the battlefield.
The Raven's Nest Class was a class of powerful carriers, designed and equipped with features including advanced communication, navigation and defense systems. The Raven's Nest Class was equipped with Damage Control Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems and Surface Weapon Systems. The Raven's Nest Class also included features such as Deflector Shield Generators, Magnetic Attractor Plates, as well as a Reactor Cooling System, Flight Deck Venting System, a Primary Sensor Array, and an Energy Sensor. For defenses the Raven's Nest Class ships were equipped with several mounted machine guns, which were positioned along the top deck and the control towers. Raven's Nest Classes also have contigents of Gears stationed there ready to defend the ship.
The Deck was the entire area of the top level of the Raven's Nest Class ships. On the deck there are several retractable helicopter pads that can be lowered down to the Hangar, which can retrieve King Ravens, which can then be launched from the ship. Along the deck, many lifeboats were mounted, which in the event of an emergency, the personnel of a ship could quickly escape using these lifeboats.
Combat Information CenterEdit
The Combat Information Center, or CIC, was a section located at the Bridge, which was a large structure positioned on the Deck. Here, the command of a ship could control the day-to-day and long term duties of a ship and command the personnel of a ship to do their job.
The Maintenance Bay is a small structure of a Raven's Nest Class ship that held two Silverback mechanized suits. These two Silverbacks can be used for mobile defense of a ship.
The Hangar was a large section of a ship, that was located directly below deck. Here, the helicopters that the ships carried could be stored, retrofitted and maintained, ready to be transported and deployed.
When the COG sank the city of Jacinto City, the Raven's Nest Class Ships were used to evactuate a large number of civilians, Gears and supplies. The COG decided to not place the King Ravens on the ships because they would have enough fuel to fly to the relocation destination, and there would need tons of room on the ships for the huge numbers of civilians and Gears.
During the time on Vectes Island, the Coalition Of Ordered Governments Navy operated a large number of Raven's Nest Class Ships. There, the King Raven's and other helicopters were placed to be stationed for any emergency. For all of the off-base and off-island operations under took, Gears and the helicopter crews had to walk on board the ships to get into the helicopters. The King Raven's were not only being used as the main role, helicopter carriers, but as mobile stations/airfields for the helicopters to be placed at.
Notable Raven's NestEdit
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The schematics/blueprints for the Raven's Nest Class helicopter carrier was released as a poster created and released by Epic Games.
- ↑ Gears of War:Jacinto's Remnant pg 18
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibious_assault_ship
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter_carrier
- ↑ Gears of War:Jacinto's Remnant p.19
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisbartlett/6336035974/in/photostream/
- ↑ http://www.epicgamesstore.com/products/ravens-nest-schematic-poster
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