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]

0 Representative Lifting Body Hull configuration ships

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


1 Representative Disk Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Jderveledr class Fleet Carrier VPF 200,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


26 Representative Flattened Sphere Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Agidda class Attack Cruiser CS 40,000 11 Ziru Sirka X 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arvan class Fighter FL 10 12 Unity of Sed 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dragonfly class Light Fighter FL 10 15 Third Imperium 6 0 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Exilicanda class Medium Carrier VM 100,000 13 Council of Leh Perash 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Guanxou class Light Cruiser CL 18,000 11 Terran Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Huron class Bombardment Cruiser OB 50,000 13 Third Imperium 2 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kaashik class Raider PR 100 11 Sath Alliance 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Keawehei class Destroyer DM 5,000 14 Aslan Hierate 4 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khas'ahi class Troop Transport IT 40,000 10 Sath Alliance 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Last Armada class Scout SC 200 11 Terran Confederation 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liberte class Destroyer DL 3,400 14 Strend Cluster 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 100 9 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mordax class Superheavy Fleet Carrier VS 800,000 13 Council of Leh Perash 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Olyora class Medevac Pinnace UN 60 14 Aslan Hierate 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design with a Keith illustration.
Palatine class Merchant Trader R2 700 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
SH02A class Fleet Scout SF 200 12 Sorority of Hygiea 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
SH100K class Battle Cruiser CB 100,000 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Spooky class Starfighter FM 30 7 Outcasts of the Whispering Sky 2 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Star*mart class Provincial Merchant MF 3,000 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stayaow class Combat Scout SG 200 14 Aslan Hierate 5 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tachyon class Light Trader AL 100 9 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Temakurm class Attack Boat HD 100 8 Association Naval Command 5 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tyrfing class Freighter AM 1,000 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wrathful class War Scout SG 100 12 Old Worlds Navy 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xenon class Heavy Fighter UZ 90 13 Kingdom of Peladon 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yaeai class Recon Pinnace UQS 60 14 Aslan Hierate 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design with a Keith illustration.


19 Representative Saucer Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Androct class Destroyer DH 9,000 13 Council of Leh Perash 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Antarian class Corvette EG 1,200 11 Antares Imperium 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Barrister class Patrol Frigate HP 1,000 15 Third Imperium 7 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Brilliant class Scout SL 200 11 Enlightened 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 300 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Edinburgh class Light Frigate EL 20,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE4 Horde class Sloop ES 400 10 Korsumug Empire 5 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE9 Unleashed class Escort Corvette ECE 900 10 Korsumug Empire 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khuilrakh class Light Fighter FL 10 11 Aslan Hierate 8 0 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kirunika'rra class Battleship BH 250,000 15 Two Thousand Worlds 4 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Library class Archive Ship GFM 100 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Paladin class Armored Cruiser CA 68,000 13 Free and Holy Federation of Amil 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rr'xighik'ker class Frigate EF 5,000 13 Two Thousand Worlds 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Scybria class Scout SC 100 11 High Senate 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stardisc class Probe Drone UDL 10 10 United States Space Force 3 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Thaokik class Raider PR 6,000 14 Thao Empire X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Xeng Kirr class Space Ark KC 1,000,000 15 Two Thousand Worlds 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xing!kir class Light Cruiser CH 50,000 15 Two Thousand Worlds 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yono class Scout SC 110 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


164 Representative Wedge Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Aegis class Scout SC X X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Aethon class Light Fighter FL 20 9 Distant Fringe 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alexandria class Free Trader A1 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Analex class Heavy Brig EH 2,400 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Animal class Liner A2 200 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Annic Nova class Deep Trader ZA 600 12 Precursor 0.0 / 0.1 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
April Hare class Far Trader A2 400 10 Third Imperium 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arden class System Defense Boat HSL 2,900 8 Federation of Arden 5 0 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Arzhent class Prospector/Surveyor JP 180 15 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Athune class Close Escort ECE 400 11 Yimin Jiti 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aulinu class Battle Rider BRL 20,000 14 Third Imperium 6 0 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Beowulf class Free Trader A1 200 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Berserker class Light Cruiser CL 30,000 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blakeway class First Response Vessel NR 100 15 Third Imperium 4.4 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bulwark class Armored Fighter FA 13 10 Distant Fringe 6 0 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Celestial Star class Luxury Liner RPL 2,000 15 Third Imperium 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cerebrus class Strike Fighter FC 8 8 Distant Fringe 5 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cleaver class Close Escort EL 1000 11 Distant Fringe 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cleon class Battle Rider BRL 19,000 15 Third Imperium 6 0 No Yes. Published, canon design. Further developed by a fan.
Coeus class Assault Pinnace UIP 40 12 Third Imperium 5 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Concord class Battleship BH 300,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Condor class Subsidized Liner R3 600 11 Third Imperium 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Condor class System Defense Boat HSVL 500 15 Non-Aligned 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Coriander class Free Trader A1 300 12 Third Imperium 1.5 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Crawm class Shuttle UMS 40 10 Third Imperium 2 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cudin class Attack Boat FA 40 11 Unity of Sed 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Damgarrii class Passenger Launch UML 20 9 Vilani Imperium 1 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Darlene class Gig UMG 20 14 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Das Reich class Very Light Carrier VE 1,000 9 Langemarck Coalition 5 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Deneb class Modular Starship RC 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Denirad class Battle Cruiser BC 80,000 11 High Senate 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Diaspora class Battlecruiser CB 200,000 14 Third Imperium 5 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dragon class System Defense Boat HSVL 400 12 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Drakkon class System Defense Boat HSVL 400 11 Distant Fringe 6 0 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Emerald class Escort Corvette ECE 500 12 Pador Military Forces 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 200 13 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Esther class Armored Fighter FA 13 10 Distant Fringe 6 0 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exocet class Intelligence Cruiser SI X X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Faith class Quarantine Cutter HP 150 15 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 200 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Fiery class Gunned Escort EG 300/400 14 Third Imperium 5/4 5/4 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Firebolt class Light Fighter FL 20 9 Distant Fringe 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fitl class Strike Cruiser CS 20,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Furious Anger class Battleship BP 200,000 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gaesh class Prison Hulk WOP 1,200 15 Third Imperium 0 0 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gallant class Assault Shuttle UIS 80 11 Distant Fringe 5 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gallant class Battle Rider BRH 50,000 15 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garrison class Troop Transport IT 2,800 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Garu class Far Trader A2 200 13 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gauntlet class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 11 Sword Worlds 3 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gepard class Express Courier XCF 200 13 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gibson class Scout/Courier SC 100 X Third Imperium X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gishiash class Stealth Scout SIS 100 13 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Grendal class Dreadnought BH 300,000 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 5 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harp class Battleship BM 100,000 12 Distant Fringe 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 600 12 Distant Fringe 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hatchet class Light Corvette ECE 1000 11 Distant Fringe 4 2 No No
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SC 100 9 Nist Military Forces 6 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hero class Far Trader A 200 10 Ziru Sirka 1.5 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Houdini class Battle Rider BRL 20,000 11 Varellan Empire 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hunter class Armored Scout SG 100 14 Solomani Confederation 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Huntress class Bounty Hunter HH 100 11 Third Imperium 4 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Huy Braseal class Bombardment Cruiser OB 80,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Indomitable class Battleship BB 30,000 12 Terran Confederation 5 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iramda class Fighter FL 10 12 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design with a Keith illustration.
Isokaze class Destroyer Escort DE 1,500 15 Third Imperium 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jackie class Seeker JP 100 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 200 12 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jet Wasp class Corsair PRP 200 15 Mugheen't Sector 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
K56 class System Defense Boat HSVL 300 10 Principality of Caledon 5 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser EF 1,200 15 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kokirrak class Dreadnought BP 200,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kushiahatai class Superheavy Battleship BS 800,000 13 Glenauran Signatorate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lance Marcus class Scout/Courier SC 100 15 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No.
Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle UF 60 11 Terran Confederation 3 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lauritson class Picket Ship SI 300/400 14 Third Imperium 3/5 3/5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship KH 200 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leedos class Frigate EF 1200 11 Yimin Jiti 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Legionary class Corvette GC 100 12 Kingdom of Drinax 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 1,800 13 Third Imperium 4 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lydia class Medium Cruiser CM 36,000 11 The Last Line 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magnadon class Provincial Merchant RC 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Manta class Small Merchant AL 200 X Third Imperium X 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
March Harrier class Free Trader A1 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Messenger class Commercial Courier XC 100 11 Distant Fringe 4 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Motherscout class Probe Drone Carrier SH 2400 10 United States Space Force 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Narsil class Battle Rider BRL 10,000 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nemesis class Destroyer DVL 2,000 11 Carter Technocracy 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ninz class Scout SG 100 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nishemani class Corsair PP 400 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Nolikian class Battle Rider BRL 20,000 15 Third Imperium 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nostrii class Science Scout LU 100 13 Third Imperium 1.2 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Pador class Dreadnought BP 200,000 12 Pador Military Forces 4 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Porpir class Patrol Ship HT 400 12 Third Imperium 4 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Primarch class Ketch EL 100 12 Ma'Gnar Primarchic 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Pukharra class Fast Scout SF 100 11 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rajiv class Destroyer DM 5,000 12 Principality of Caledon 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rambler class Strike Cruiser CS 10,000 14 Katowice Conquest 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ramrod class Missile Boat HSVL 1,000 13 Solomani Confederation 6 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Rapier class Escort Destroyer DS 10,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


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