Dispersed Structure Hull

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Dispersed Structure Hull is a framework hull with structural members connecting various major craft components: engineering, power plant, bridge, crew quarters, equipment shops, and the like.

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 Dispersed Structure Hulls[edit]

6 Representative Dispersed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Bulwark class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 12 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Consortium class Bulk Freighter BV 400,000 15 Tomon Trade Federation 1 6 No
Garrett Durant class Cargo Hauler R 3,000 12 Distant Fringe 1 1 No
Hybrid Zeno class Light Carrier VL 3,600 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mavuzo class Super Freighter AK 500,000 12 Principality of Mavuzo 3 3 No
Nebula class Starliner M 9,000 14 Third Imperium 1 5 No


1 Representative Distributed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Borazio class Heavy Freighter AK 1,000 10 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes


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