Special Mission Ship

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Z-class Special Mission Ships are special research or test craft used for very specialized missions.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

This supraclass also includes unique ships (...such as one-off prototypes and ships from unknown or vanished civilizations), which consist of a "class" of just one, where there is not a better classification. For instance, the message pod found in Ognar system, containing the only record of their long lost civilization, qualifies as Z-class rather than a W-class station due to its uniqueness, its archaeological importance, and its utter lack of commercial, military, or (aside from the data it serves as an archive for) scientific capability. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

It is almost impossible to state a common doctrine for this disparate class as a whole, beyond generalized notes that apply to all ships, as each Z class ship tends to be unique with very specialized mission profiles. [2]

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Special Mission Ships typically serve the following roles:

  1. Alien Artifact Ship (ZA)
  2. Carrier Prototype (ZP)
  3. Decoy (ZD)
  4. Decoy Vessel (ZD)
  5. Experimental Craft (ZE)
  6. Experimental Far Trader (ZE)
  7. Experimental Gunboat (ZE)
  8. Experimental Vessel (ZE)
  9. Experimental Transport (ZE)
  10. Hybrid Experimental Craft (ZE)
  11. Hybrid Test Ship (ZE)
  12. Prototype (ZP)
  13. Prototype Carrier (ZP)
  14. Prototype Ship (ZP)
  15. Prototype Vessel (ZP)
  16. Test Ship (ZE)
  17. Unclassified Ship (ZU)
  18. Unique Ship (ZU)
  19. Special Mission Ship (Z) (Namesake)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

Z-class Special Mission Ship Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Special Mission Ship Z (Namesake) Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship None
  • Z = Special (...last letter of Anglic alphabet, a catchall category)
Alien Artifact Ship ZA Annic Nova class Far Trader None
  • A = Alien
Decoy Vessel ZD TBD class Special Mission Ship None
  • D = Decoy
Experimental Vessel ZE Star Rider class Experimental Transport None
  • E = Experimental
Prototype Vessel ZP Grey Ghost class Fast Intruder None
  • P = Prototype
Unclassified Ship or
Unique Ship
ZU The Green Hornet None
  • U = Unique or Unclassified
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Special Mission Ship:

  1. Type TBD class TBD
    1. TBD class TBD

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role include:

17 Representative Special Mission Ship (Z) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Annic Nova class Far Trader ZA 600 ACS 12 Precursor 3 0.0 / 0.1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bramble class Gunboat ZEPG 600 [[[ACS]] 11 Terran Confederation 2 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta Princess class Merchant ZUA 100 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship Z [[[]] 14 Interstellar Confederacy Yes
Galiar class Light Cruiser ZCL 20,000 [[[BCS]] 12 Unity of Sed 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Governor class Yacht ZYK 900 13 Council of Heads 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Grey Ghost class Fast Intruder ZEF 800 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hood class Heavy Cruiser ZCA 74,000 14 Solomani Confederation 5 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Imperial Intruder class Scout ZSI 100 15 Third Imperium 4 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leset class Fleet Tender ZVT 10,000 ACS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sadist class Destroyer ZPR 4,000 ACS 14 Terran Confederation 5 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sariwon class Corvette ZEC 450 ACS 11 Worlds of The Leader 2 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shantou class Gunboat ZPG 455 ACS 11 Worlds of The Leader 2 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Star Rider class Experimental Transport ZVE 50,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
The Green Hornet ZUSC 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Triggerfish class Battle Rider ZBR 10,000 12 Aslan Hierate 0 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xenon class Heavy Fighter ZFH 90 13 Kingdom of Peladon 0 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. An unpublished factoid written by Adrian Tymes
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Adrian Tymes