Lifting Body Hull

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A Lifting Body Hull is a kind of ship structure, fuselage, chassis, or hull.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

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]

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[edit]

1 Representative Lifting Body Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Fat Cat class Far Trader AF 300 14 Third Imperium 2 2 yes Yes


0 Representative Disk Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon


11 Representative Flattened Sphere Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Kyan Maru class Freighter R 100 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader R 100 9 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes
Palatine class Merchant Trader AK 700 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes
Star*mart class Provincial Merchant AK 3,000 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No
Swordfish class Merchant AK 600 13 Solomani Confederation 1 3 No
Tachyon class Light Trader AF 100 9 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes
Trader class Provincial Transport AK 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No
Tyrfing class Freighter AK 1,000 11 Sword Worlds 1 2 No
Unholy Exile class Trader AF 300 12 Tenjada Moralitate 4 3 No
Xeekr'kir! class Merchant M 6,000 11 Two Thousand Worlds 1 2 No Yes
Zoe Barrett class Trader R 900 12 Distant Fringe 4 2 No


2 Representative Saucer Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Mender-of-Herds class Hospital Ship NH 500 14 Two Thousand Worlds 5 3 No
Nexus Warspite class Intruder PG 200 12 Distant Fringe 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


16 Representative Wedge Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Alexandria class Free Trader AF 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes No
B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat HD 300 10 Jurisdiction of Nadon 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Basil class Merchant AF 200 Third Imperium 2 1 No No
Beowulf class Free Trader AF 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes
Celestial Star class Luxury Liner M 2,000 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No
Condor class Subsidized Liner M 400 13 Third Imperium 1 3 No
Coriander class Free Trader AF 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 No
Deneb class Modular Starship RV 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No
Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 600 12 Distant Fringe 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader AF 200 12 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes
KA15c Glutton class Transport RN 1,500 12 Korsumug Empire 2 3 Yes
Moraine class Free Trader AF 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes
Salamander class Far Trader AF 200 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes
Siyuihwye class Armored Trader R 300 12 Aslan Hierate 2 2 No
Soho class Light Freighter AF 200 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No
Solostar class Far Trader R 300 12 Rule of Man 3 2 No


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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