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An Aircraft is a kind of flying vehicle or technological device, intended to convey sophonts from one location to another.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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Image Repository[edit]

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Basic Principles of Atmospheric Flight[edit]

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Flight vs. Spaceflight vs. Starflight[edit]

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Speed Regimes-Envelopes[edit]

  • Subsonic
  • Transonic
  • Supersonic
  • Hypersonic
  • High-hypersonic
  • FTL

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Flightless sophont species need technology to achieve flight. Whether it's creature or animal husbandry to domesticate flying riding beasts or to invent propulsive devices that allow flight through flying vehicles. With few exceptions, to reach the stars, a sophont must master the power of flight.

Some sophont societies are able to achieve simple flight within the TL:1-3 tech epoch, typically using floaters, balloons, or dirigibles, often unpowered. As the first practical internal combustion engines are mastered within the TL:4-6 tech epoch, the majority of sopohnt societies are able to achieve powered flight and some even achieve spaceflight. The array of technologies within the TL:7-9 tech epoch, typically allow the sound barrier to be broken and many civilizations can achieve hypersonic speeds. By the TL:10-12 tech epoch, interstellar spaceflight becomes cheap, affordable, and everyday in application, with FTL jump engines creating true interstellar communities.

Expected Technological Progression of Aircraft-Spacecraft-Starcraft Development[edit]





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