X-Range Starship: A designation applied to starships within the Distant Fringe region: vessels fitted with drop-tanks or collapsible fuel tanks in order to increase their operational range.
Ships equipped with temporary additional fuel tankage are referred to as being "X-Range", an abbreviation for "Extended Range Vessels". Most classes of military scouts are designed this way.
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science