Lifting Body Hull

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A Lifting Body Hull is a kind of ship structure, fuselage, chassis, or hull.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Lifting Body Hull is a hull with integral lifting surfaces to support maneuver in atmospheres. It is the most efficient of hulls with an atmospheric capability. A Lifting Body receives the flight benefits of wings, but not fins or rudders.

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]

A Lifting Body Hull combine the conventional properties of a traditional lifting surface, the wing, with a fuselage in an integrated manner that can can create greater lift than either surface alone.

Selected Craft Using Lifting Body Hulls[edit]

0 Representative Lifting Body Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon


0 Representative Disk Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon


8 Representative Flattened Sphere Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Arvan class Fighter FL 10 12 Unity of Sed 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE4 Horde class Sloop ES 400 10 Korsumug Empire 5 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liberte class Destroyer DD 3,400 14 Strend Cluster 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 100 9 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Palatine class Merchant Trader R2 700 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tachyon class Light Trader AL 100 9 Third Imperium 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Temakurm class Attack Boat HD 100 8 Association Naval Command 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wrathful class War Scout SG 100 12 Old Worlds Navy 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


15 Representative Saucer Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Androct class Destroyer DD 9,000 13 Council of Leh Perash 5 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Antarian class Corvette EG 1,200 11 Antares Imperium 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Barrister class Patrol Frigate HP 1,000 15 Third Imperium 7 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Brilliant class Scout SL 200 11 Enlightened 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 300 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Edinburgh class Light Frigate EL 20,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE9 Unleashed class Escort Corvette ECE 900 10 Korsumug Empire 6 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khuilrakh class Light Fighter FL 10 11 Aslan Hierate 8 0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kirunika'rra class Battleship BA 250,000 15 Two Thousand Worlds 4 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Library class Archive Ship GCM 100 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rr'xighik'ker class Frigate EF 5,000 13 Two Thousand Worlds 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Thaokik class Raider PR 6,000 14 Thao Empire X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Xeng Kirr class Space Ark KC 1,000,000 15 Two Thousand Worlds 1 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xing!kir class Light Cruiser CL 50,000 15 Two Thousand Worlds 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yono class Scout SC 110 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


110 Representative Wedge Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Canon
Aegis class Scout S X X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Aethon class Light Fighter FL 20 9 Distant Fringe 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alexandria class Free Trader A1 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Analex class Brig EH 2,400 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Animal class Liner A2 200 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Annic Nova class Deep Trader ZA 600 12 Precursor 0.0 / 0.1 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
April Hare class Far Trader A2 400 10 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arden class System Defense Boat HSB 2,900 8 Federation of Arden 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Arzhent class Prospector/Surveyor JP 180 15 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Athune class Close Escort ECE 400 11 Yimin Jiti 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Beowulf class Free Trader A1 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bulwark class Armored Fighter FA 13 10 Distant Fringe 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Celestial Star class Luxury Liner RPL 2,000 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cerebrus class Strike Fighter FC 8 8 Distant Fringe 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cleaver class Close Escort EL 1000 11 Distant Fringe 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cleon class Battle Rider BRL 19,000 15 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes. Published, canon design. Further developed by a fan.
Concord class Battleship BB 300,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Condor class Subsidized Liner R3 600 11 Third Imperium 1 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Crawm class Shuttle UMS 40 10 Third Imperium 2 0 Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cudin class Attack Boat FA 40 11 Unity of Sed 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Damgarrii class Passenger Launch UML 20 9 Vilani Imperium 1 0 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Darlene class Gig UMG 20 14 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Denirad class Battle Cruiser BC 80,000 11 High Senate 5 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dragon class System Defense Boat HSDB 400 12 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Drakkon class System Defense Boat HSB 400 11 Distant Fringe 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Emerald class Escort Corvette ECE 500 12 Pador Military Forces 6 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 200 10 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Esther class Armored Fighter FA 13 10 Distant Fringe 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exocet class Intelligence Cruiser SI X X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 200 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Fiery class Gunned Escort EG 300/400 14 Third Imperium 5/4 5/4 Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Firebolt class Light Fighter FL 20 9 Distant Fringe 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gallant class Assault Shuttle UIS 80 11 Distant Fringe 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Garu class Far Trader A2 200 13 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gepard class Express Courier XCF 200 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gibson class Scout/Courier SC 100 X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gishiash class Stealth Scout SIS 100 13 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Harp class Battleship BB 100,000 12 Distant Fringe 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harrier class System Defense Boat HSDB 600 12 Distant Fringe 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hatchet class Light Corvette ECE 1000 11 Distant Fringe 4 2 No
Henrick Krueden
class Scout/Courier
SC 100 9 Nist Military Forces 6 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hercules class Cargo Transport MC 5,000 14 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Hero class Far Trader A 200 10 Ziru Sirka 1.5 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Houdini class Battle Rider BRL 20,000 11 Varellan Empire 6 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hunter class Armored Scout SG 100 14 Solomani Confederation 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Huntress class Bounty Hunter HH 100 11 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Indomitable class Battleship BB 30,000 12 Terran Confederation 5 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iramda class Fighter FL 10 12 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design with a Keith illustration.
Jackie class Seeker JP 100 12 Third Imperium TBD TBD Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 200 12 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
K56 class System Defense Boat HSDB 300 10 Principality of Caledon 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser CL 1,200 15 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kokirrak class Dreadnought BP 200,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle UF 60 11 Terran Confederation 3 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship KH 200 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leedos class Frigate EF 1200 11 Yimin Jiti 6 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Legionary class Corvette GC 100 12 Kingdom of Drinax 6 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 1,800 13 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
LSP Modular Starship R 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Magnadon class Provincial Merchant RC 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Manta class Small Merchant AL 200 X Third Imperium X 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
March Harrier class Free Trader A1 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Messenger class Commercial Courier XC 100 11 Distant Fringe 4 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nemesis class Destroyer DD 2,000 11 Carter Technocracy 3 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ninz class Scout SG 100 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nishemani class Corsair P 400 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Pador class Dreadnought BDN 200,000 12 Pador Military Forces 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Porpir class Patrol Ship HT 400 12 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Primarch class Ketch EL 100 12 Ma'Gnar Primarchic 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rajiv class Destroyer DD 5,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ramrod class Missile Boat HSB 1,000 13 Solomani Confederation 6 0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Razor class Strike Fighter FC 8 8 Distant Fringe 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 300 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Salamander class Far Trader A2 200 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sath class Medium Fighter FM 30 8 Sath Alliance 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Generic Shuttle UMS 95 8 Third Imperium 3 0 Yes. Published, canon design with Keith illustration.
Sixth Horizon class Fast Far Scout SVF 200 14 Vargr Extents 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Snow class Destroyer Escort DE 1,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starblade class Executive Yacht YL 200 11 Distant Fringe 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starfire class Strike Fighter FC 8 8 Distant Fringe 5 0 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sulieman class Scout/Courier SC 100 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sutherland class
Ship of the Line
BDN 200,000 12 Unity of Sed 5 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sydkai class Cruiser CC 2,000 15 Domain of Deneb 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sylean class Battleship BB 100,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
The Green Hornet ZUSC 100 15 Third Imperium 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type A class Free Trader A1 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type A1 class Free Trader A1 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A2 class Far Trader A2 200 13 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration.
Type AH class Heavy Merchant MC 5,000 14 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type CE class Close Escort EC 400 12 Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HT class Bounty Hunter HH 100 X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Type J class Seeker JP 100 9 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type K class Safari Ship KH 200 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type P class Corsair P 440 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type S class Scout/Courier S 100 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type SB class System Defense Boat HSB 400 12 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes. Canon, published ship design.
Type SM class Medical/SAR Craft NR 100 X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship XUA 300 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type Y class Yacht Y 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon publication starship design with Keith illustration.
Un Vaeg class Troop Transport IT 20,000 12 First Fleet of Dzo 5 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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