Braced Cluster Hull

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A Braced Cluster Hull is a kind of ship structure, fuselage, chassis, or hull.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Braced Cluster Hull is an upgraded cluster hull that is braced to allow higher acceleration. Regular cluster hulls are limited to relatively modest acceleration or they fly apart. The braced cluster hull mitigates many of those shortcomings. They are not intended for most world landings.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A common hull type.
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CBPUSAL Function Designation Streamlining Spectrum[edit]

The Imperial Ship Builders Association (ISBA) qualifies modern naval hulls across this spectrum:

  1. C. Cluster. An accumulation of compartments.
  2. B. Braced Cluster. Structured for higher acceleration.
  3. P. Planetoid. A hollowed nickel-iron asteroid.
  4. U. Unstreamlined. Protrusions increase drag.
  5. S. Streamlined. Cowlings and fairings decrease drag.
  6. A. Airframe. Winged for performance in atmosphere.
  7. L. Lifting Body. Radically streamlined lifting-surfaces.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Craft Using Braced Cluster Hulls[edit]

5 Representative Braced Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Cluj class Super Battleship BBS 1,000,000 14 Third Imperium 5 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MacHeany class Monitor HML 50,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prince Stuart IV class Battleship BA 320,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shianzpla class Battleship BA 300,000 13 Zhodani Consulate 2 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Triumph class Battleship BA 254,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


7 Representative Braced Cluster Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Auldwich class Light Destroyer DL 2,000 13 Solomani Confederation 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chrysanthemum class Destroyer Escort EM 1,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Connecticut class Medium Battleship BE 160,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta Princess class Merchant ZUA 100 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort EFE 10,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 6 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K'Thud class Warship EL 700 9 Akras 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zirukaruna class Battleship BB 22,000 11 Ziru Sirka 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


14 Representative Oreo Pattern Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Alfred class Gunboat FS 90 15 Third Imperium 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blake class Heavy Cruiser CA 65,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cordell class Battleship BB 140,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dromedary class Tanker/Replenishment Ship QF 300,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Giant class Tanker QU 600,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heward class Troop Transport IT 90,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hughes class Light Cruiser CL 22,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kodan class Corvette EG 700 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magash class Heavy Scout SC 300 15 Third Imperium 3 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mercury class Long Range Fleet Courier XU 400 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Montgomery class Frigate EF 2,800 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oreo class Destroyer DD 7,000 15 Third Imperium 3 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Panam Ajax class Logistics Transport QL 6,000 15 Third Imperium 2 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tacoolu class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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