Universal Ship Profile

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The Universal Ship Profile (USP) or Imperial Ship Profile is a quick, universal code for ships or vessels.


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Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Imperial Ship Profile is used by the Scout Service to classify ship mission and performance. It codes ship mission, tech level, size modifier and size indicator, jump and acceleration performance, configuration and features into one short record. Each position has a "factor" or value that represents an element of the ship; these include hull displacement tons, hull configuration, computer type, weapons, screens, fighters and the number of crew.

Selected USP examples[edit]

Examples include:

  • MT C4831U LC : merchant transport, tech level 12, 400dt, jump 3, g 1, unstreamlined, cold sleepers, lab
  • VCR C2A23S ADNS : vargr cruise strike, 20000dt, jump 2, g 3, streamlined, armed, long duration, nonhumanoid, spinal mount weapon
  • FI F3704A EKM : fighter imperial, tech level 15, 30dt, 4g, airframed, energy, kinetic and missile weapons

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The usage of the USP in various formats can be traced well back to the First Imperium although scholars argue much of the research.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.