Unstreamlined Hull

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An Unstreamlined Hull is a relatively compact hull marginally capable of entering atmospheres. It is probably the most commonly encountered hull type with the vacuum. It is handicapped by its inattention to streamlining, but is also far less expensive.

Unstreamlined craft are specialized spacecraft designed to fly through the vacuum, not jumpspace nor a planetary atmosphere. Unlike the streamlined hulls of atmospheric cost, much less material is required for surface plating allowing less need for materials and allowing greater access to machinery and equipment.

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]

Spacecraft have little to no need for streamlining, in fact, since it represents extra cost, many dedicated spacecraft use no streamlining at all allowing cheaper, overall costs.

Selected Craft Using Unstreamlined Hulls[edit]

5 Representative Box Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Blakeway class First Response Vessel NR 100 X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hummingbird class Courier XC 400 15 Uncharted Space 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Lightning class Frontier Cruiser CF 60,000 14 Third Imperium 2 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maru class Merchant A2 500 15 Third Imperium 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ortillerist class Torpedo Ship OS 500 12 Sindalian Empire 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


5 Representative Cube Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Curzon class Strike Destroyer DB 3,000 14 Solomani Confederation 5.1 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Depression class Dreadnought BS 500,000 12 Old Worlds 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ghost class Frigate EF 1,000 14 Katowice Conquest 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 400 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender GJ 4,000 14 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


33 Representative Slab Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Animal class Safari Ship KH 200 11 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Berghoff class Missile Boat EEM 600 13 Solomani Confederation 6 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Centaur class Mercenary Carrier VE 800 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cigiysna class Ship's Boat UMB 30 15 Hive Federation 1.62 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cihzicih class Transport R2 800 15 Hive Federation 1.75 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ciigusna class Pinnace UMP 40 15 Hive Federation 3.81 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Ciigusna class Shuttle UMS 100 15 Hive Federation 4.11 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Comet Coffin class Low Transport RP 100 14 Third Imperium 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Coyotl class Bulk Hauler RC 2,000 13 Infinity League 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dimin class Pocket Cruiser CL 7,300 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Duke class Fleet Scout SF 700 11 Grand Duchy of Kalradin 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fazachu class System Defense Boat HSVL 400 15 Hive Federation 5.96 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gahcuyche class Heavy Fighter FH 30 15 Hive Federation 5.27 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Ghent class Subsidized Merchant R1 400 9 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Giciifichu class Dispatcher XC 100 15 Hive Federation 3 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Giicuyche class Light Fighter FL 10 15 Hive Federation 6.01 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Giiphicih class Liner RP 1,200 15 Hive Federation 1.33 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gizicih class General Trader A2 400 15 Hive Federation 1.16 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iigicih class Embassy Ship KD 1,200 15 Hive Federation 1.33 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maagukii class Bulk Carrier RC 400 11 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader AA 200 12 Vargr Extents 6 2 No Yes. Published, canon ship design.
Nisina class Escort Carrier VE 600 12 Barracks Emperors 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Nisinapoint class Point Defense Fighter FI 10 12 Barracks Emperors 16 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Plankwell class Dreadnought BP 200,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon ship design.
Resolute Bastion class Armored Cruiser CA 40,000 12 Third Imperium 2 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Royal class Dispatch Vessel XUD 100 10 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Star Merchant class Liner RM 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace UF 40 10 Third Imperium 3 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Type HE class Embassy Ship KD 800 15 Hive Federation 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Victrix class Multimission Sloop ES 400 12 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zahzicih class Q-ship HQT 400 400 Hive Federation 3.73 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ziigusna class Military Pinnace UIP 40 15 Hive Federation 5.79 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Zofagic class Utility Vessel XC 200 15 Hive Federation 4.12 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.


1 Representative Unstreamlined Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Marius class Ship Transporter TV 30,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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