Lifting Body Hull
A Lifting Body Hull is a hull with integral lifting surfaces to support maneuver in atmospheres. It is the most efficient of hulls with an atmospheric capability. A Lifting Body receives the flight benefits of wings, but not fins or rudders.
CBPUSAL Function Designation Streamlining Spectrum
- C. Cluster. An accumulation of compartments.
- B. Braced Cluster. Structured for higher acceleration.
- P. Planetoid. A hollowed nickel-iron asteroid.
- U. Unstreamlined. Protrusions increase drag.
- S. Streamlined. Cowlings and fairings decrease drag.
- A. Airframe. Winged for performance in atmosphere.
- L. Lifting Body. Radically streamlined lifting-surfaces.
A Lifting Body Hull combine the conventional properties of a traditional lifting surface, the wing, with a fuselage in an integrated manner that can can create greater lift than either surface alone.
Selected Craft Using Lifting Body Hulls
|1 Representative Lifting Body Hull configuration ships|
|0 Representative Disk Hull configuration ships|
|11 Representative Flattened Sphere Hull configuration ships|
|2 Representative Saucer Hull configuration ships|
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