Braced Cluster Hull

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Braced Cluster Hull is an upgraded cluster hull that is braced to allow higher acceleration. Regular cluster hulls are limited to relatively modest acceleration or they fly apart. The braced cluster hull mitigates many of those shortcomings. They are not intended for most world landings.

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]

No information yet available.

Selected Craft Using Braced Cluster Hulls[edit]

7 Representative Braced Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Cluj class Super Battleship BU 1,000,000 14 Third Imperium 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MacHeany class Monitor HML 50,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prince Stuart IV class Battleship BH 320,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shianzpla class Battleship BH 300,000 13 Zhodani Consulate 2 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Triumph class Battleship BH 254,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Victorious class Medium Fleet Carrier VM 160,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vindicated class Fleet Carrier VF 188,000 12 Federation of Alsas 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


9 Representative Braced Cluster Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Auldwich class Light Destroyer DVL 2,000 13 Solomani Confederation 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chrysanthemum class Destroyer Escort DE 1,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Connecticut class Medium Battleship BM 160,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta Princess class Merchant ZUA 100 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort EFE 10,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jdimer'Tsie class Battle Rider BRS 100,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K'Thud class Warship EL 700 9 Akras 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leander class Space Tug GQ 4,000 15 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zirukaruna class Battleship BB 22,000 11 Ziru Sirka 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


13 Representative Oreo Pattern Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Alfred class Gunboat FS 90 15 Third Imperium 5 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blake class Heavy Cruiser CH 65,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cordell class Battleship BM 140,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dromedary class Tanker/Replenishment Ship QF 300,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Giant class Tanker QSF 600,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heward class Troop Transport IT 90,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hughes class Light Cruiser CL 22,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kodan class Corvette EG 700 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magash class Heavy Scout SC 300 15 Third Imperium 3 5 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mercury class Long Range Fleet Courier XU 400 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Montgomery class Frigate EF 2,800 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oreo class Destroyer DM 7,000 15 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Panam Ajax class Logistics Transport QL 6,000 15 Third Imperium 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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