Airframe Hull

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An Airframe Hull is a kind of ship structure, fuselage, chassis, or hull.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Airframe Hull is a streamlined hull with wings and fins (...rudders) to enhance maneuverability in an atmosphere. Its streamlined hull is intended for efficient atmospheric operation.

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]

Airframe Hulls are streamlined to deal with atmospheric flight.

Selected Craft Using Airframe Hulls[edit]

1 Representative Airframe Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Type R class Subsidized Merchant RK 400 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes


10 Representative Cylinder Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Brilliant Gem class Cruise Liner MV 36,117 14 Krax Confederation 1 5 Yes No
Clii Argu class Common Transport RV 20,000 15 Third Imperium 1 6 Yes Yes
Doji Hoturi class Bulk Freighter AK 3,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes
Ghost Galleon class Carrier Liner RV 600 11 Terran Confederation 3 2 No
Jelmirt Marquis class High Liner AK 80,000 12 Percavid Marches 3 3 No
Kolomyia class Fast Liner AK 1,000 12 Solomani Confederation 2 3 No
Orowani Deep Space class Light Liner M 6,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes
Sapphire Moon class Moduleship M 13,363 14 Krax Confederation 1 1 Yes No
Type M class Subsidized Liner MK 600 13 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes Yes
Virtue class Light Freighter AK 1,500 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes


9 Representative Needle Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Avian class Far Trader AF 200 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader AF 200 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes No
Nexus Gearing class Destroyer DVL 2,000 12 Distant Fringe 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gold of Zurrian class Long Liner M 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 4 Yes
Iguna class Trader RN 300 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No
Lightning class Frontier Merchant AK 400 11 Terran Confederation 3 2 Yes Yes
Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader AF 200 13 Vargr Extents 1 2 yes Yes
Witch of Endor class Corsair PP 400 11 Cydia 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aurora class Light Patrol Fighter FL 19.00 10 Bain Defense Squadron 6 0 Yes no


5 Representative Slab Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Bastien class Subsidized Liner M 600 12 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes Yes
Comet Coffin class Low Transport RP 100 14 Third Imperium 2 3 No
Coyotl class Bulk Hauler M 2,000 13 Infinity League 3 2 No
Independent Hauler class Far Trader AF 100 12 Vland 1 2 No
UnderWing class Hospital Ship NH 900 12 Third Imperium 4 2 No


16 Representative Wedge Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Alexandria class Free Trader AF 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes No
B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat HD 300 10 Jurisdiction of Nadon 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Basil class Merchant AF 200 Third Imperium 2 1 No No
Beowulf class Free Trader AF 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes
Celestial Star class Luxury Liner M 2,000 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No
Condor class Subsidized Liner M 400 13 Third Imperium 1 3 No
Coriander class Free Trader AF 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 No
Deneb class Modular Starship RV 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No
Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 600 12 Distant Fringe 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader AF 200 12 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes
KA15c Glutton class Transport RN 1,500 12 Korsumug Empire 2 3 Yes
Moraine class Free Trader AF 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes
Salamander class Far Trader AF 200 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes
Siyuihwye class Armored Trader R 300 12 Aslan Hierate 2 2 No
Soho class Light Freighter AF 200 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No
Solostar class Far Trader R 300 12 Rule of Man 3 2 No


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