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A Fueling Craft is any one of a number of craft, smallcraft, bigcraft, and largecraft, designed to provide fuel to spaceships and starships unable to do it for themselves.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Bubble class Fuel Cutter cruising through the icy debris of a gas giant's planetary ring.
    Bubble-Fuel-Cutter-T5-RESIZE-Boyd-Stone 02-Sept-2019b.jpg
  2. The MC&S Engineering Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace with it's bulky, yet portable Fuel Treatment Plant.
    Sternplatz-Pinnace-CT-RESIZE-D-Sering-Starships-and-Spacecraft-pg-27 9-Sept-2019b.png

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

Tanker / Fuel Shuttle Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Fuel Lighter (TF)
Fuel Lighter (UF)
Fuel Pinnace (UF)
Fuel Skimmer (UF)
Fueling Shuttle (UF)
Heavy Tanker (TF)
Jump Tanker (TF)
Refueling Pinnace (UF)
Refueling Shuttle (UF)
Station Tanker (TF)
Tanker (TF)

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Utility Ships typically serve the following roles:

Civilian Largecraft & Bigcraft:

Type T Tanker Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code/s Exemplar Remarks
Tanker TF Regent class Station Tanker Tankers are specially designed to haul cargoes of either liquid or gas. Many are specially designed and can not take alternate types of cargo. For example, a hydrogen carrier can not normally be used to transport ammonia. There are some specialized tankers where entire storage modules are swapped out, not unlike bulk cargo carriers, but these are more the exception than the rule.
  • T = Tanker
  • F = Fuel

Civilian Smallcraft:

Type UF Fueling Smallcraft Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code/s Exemplar Remarks
Fuel Shuttle UF Bubble class Fuel Cutter Fuel shuttles or lighters are smallcraft that perform a variety of fuel-purposed missions although the most common act to perform wilderness refueling tasks and then ferry fuel back to a largecraft mothership. Others refine fuel, carry it around like miniature tankers, or otherwise do useful things. They also have bigcraft cousins.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Ship:
Type T class Transport:

  1. Type TF class Tanker
    1. Baleen class Heavy Tanker
    2. Kleinnächster class Medium Tanker
    3. Last Armada class Frontier Tanker
    4. Nimrod class Fuel Lighter
    5. Orowani Deep Space class Heavy Tanker
    6. Provision class Medium Tanker
    7. Regent class Station Tanker
    8. Type 058A Fedko class Tanker
    9. Valdez class Fleet Tanker

Civilian Ship- Smallcraft - Utility Craft:
Type U class Utility Craft

  1. Type UF class Fuel Shuttle
    1. Bubble class Fuel Cutter
    2. Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle
    3. Louis & Clark class Fuel Pinnace
    4. Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace
    5. Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle
    6. Zheug class Fueling Shuttle

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

10 Representative Tanker (TF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Baleen class Heavy Tanker TF 40,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
Hydrogen class Fleet Fuel Tanker TFV 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kleinnächster class Medium Tanker TF 8,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Last Armada class Frontier Tanker TF 99,000 BCS 11 Terran Confederation 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nimrod class Fuel Lighter TF 15,000 BCS 10 Distant Fringe 0 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Orowani Deep Space class
Heavy Tanker
TF 40,000 BCS 11 Bright Conclave 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Provision class Medium Tanker TF 8,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regent class Station Tanker TF 80,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type 058A Fedko class Tanker TF 35,900 BCS 13 Sindalian Empire 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valdez class Fleet Tanker TF 100,000 BCS 13 Darrian Confederation 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


6 Representative Fuel Shuttle (UF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bubble class Fuel Cutter UF 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle UF 60 Smallcraft 11 Terran Confederation 0 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Louis & Clark class Fuel Pinnace UF 40 Smallcraft 13 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace UF 40 Smallcraft 10 Third Imperium 0 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle UF 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Zheug class Fueling Shuttle UF 95 Smallcraft 13 Vargr Extents 0 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.


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