Quick Ship Profile

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The QSP AKA Quick Ship Profile is a quick reference ship description used by most Imperial agencies and a number of non-Imperials as well. [1]

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Quick Ship Profile (QSP) is a short coded description of the mission and capabilities of the ship. The QSP may be enhanced with the Crew Extension (...detailing the various crew members for the ship) and the Vehicle Extension (...detailing the vehicles and small craft carried by the ship). [2]

Quick Ship Profile Overview[edit]

Imperial Ship Classification
Mission Type Code Separator Hull Configuration G’s Jump Remarks
A2 - B S 2 1 A basic QSP.
Type A2 class Far Trader (no information, just a separator) 200 tons Streamlined Hull Maneuver Drive-2 Jump Drive-1 The ubiquitous Far Trader, or any ship with the same hull configuration, mission code, movement, size.
VA - 0K U 2 4 A QSP with an extra digit for a high tonnage ship.
Type VA Heavy Carrier (no information, just a separator) 100,000 tons Unstreamlined Hull Maneuver Drive-2 Jump Drive-4 The Antiama class Fleet Carrier, or any ship with the same hull configuration, mission code, movement, size.

Quick Ship Profile Parameters[edit]

The final ship design is abbreviated into an easily understood expression, the Quick Ship Profile:

The tonnage code scheme distinguishes ships short of 6,000,000 tons. It could be extended further, but the naval architects who drafted the extension (the original one-digit version stopped at 2,400 tons) knew of few ships at or over 1,000,000 tons, let alone 6,000,000 tons. Just in case, the specifications say the number of digits flag the extension: AB-0S12 means hull code 0 (0 tons, smaller than a smallcraft), while AB-0SS12 means hull code 0S (800,000-899,999.9 tons).

Under certain conditions (including being close enough to scan in moderate detail), all of this data save the mission code can be obtained on a quick scan (not enough to confirm weapons, defenses, ship troop levels, and other things considered by certain versions of the Universal Ship Profile, and the mission code often guessed at given the ship's external design and observed behavior (if not from the transponder). It is often broadcast by a ship's transponder, when the ship's captain does not wish to inform potential pirates exactly how the ship is armed (and thus, exactly how to defeat the ship's defenses).

Quick Ship Profile Codes: ACS[edit]

Quick Ship Profile[3]
Code Tonnage G J Config Remarks
0 0 tons 0 0 None Only for data purposes.
1 10 tons 1 1 / J-1

Max for TL-10

None Smallcraft
2 20 tons 2 2 / J-2

Max for TL-11

None Smallcraft
3 30 tons 3 3 / J-3

Max for TL-12

None Smallcraft
4 40 tons 4 4 / J-4

Max for TL-13

None Smallcraft
5 50 tons 5 5 / J-5

Max for TL-14

None Smallcraft
6 60 tons 6 6 / J-6

Max for TL-15

None Smallcraft
7 70 tons 7 7 / J-7

Future unrealized tech.

None Smallcraft
8 80 tons 8 8 / J-8

Future unrealized tech.

None Smallcraft
9 90 tons 9 9 / J-9

Future unrealized tech.

None Smallcraft
A 100 tons 10 Airframe Hull Adventure Class Ship
B 200 tons 11 Braced Hull Adventure Class Ship
C 300 tons 12 Cluster Hull Adventure Class Ship
D 400 tons 13 - Adventure Class Ship
E 500 tons 14 - Adventure Class Ship
F 600 tons 15 - Adventure Class Ship
G 700 tons 16 - Adventure Class Ship
H 800 tons 17 - Adventure Class Ship
J 900 tons 18+ - Adventure Class Ship
K 1,000 tons 0.1 - Adventure Class Ship
L 1,100 tons 0.2 Lifting Body Hull Adventure Class Ship
M 1,200 tons 0.3 - Adventure Class Ship
N 1,300 tons 0.4 - Adventure Class Ship
P 1,400 tons 0.5 Partially Streamlined Hull and/or Planetoid Hull Adventure Class Ship
Q 1,500 tons 0.6 - Adventure Class Ship
R 1,600 tons 0.7 - Adventure Class Ship
S 1,700 tons 0.8 Streamlined Hull Adventure Class Ship
T 1,800 tons 0.9 - Adventure Class Ship
U 1,900 tons - Unstreamlined Hull Adventure Class Ship
V 2,000 tons - ^4 parsecs - Adventure Class Ship
W 2,100 tons - ^5 parsecs - Adventure Class Ship
X 2,200 tons - Unknown parsecs - Adventure Class Ship
Y 2,300 tons - Unknown parsecs - Adventure Class Ship
Z 2,400 tons - > ^5 parsecs - Adventure Class Ship

Quick Ship Profile Codes: Larger than ACS[edit]

Quick Ship Profile - Extended Tonnage [4]
Code Tonnage Remarks
00 0-999.9 tons Smallcraft or Adventure Class Ship; the one-digit code is typically used instead
01 1,000-1,999.9 tons Adventure Class Ship; the one-digit code is typically used instead
02 2,000-2,999.9 tons Adventure Class Ship or Battle Class Ship; the one-digit code is typically used instead for ships less than 2,500 tons
03 3,000-3,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
04 4,000-4,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
05 5,000-5,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
06 6,000-6,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
07 7,000-7,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
08 8,000-8,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
09 9,000-9,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0A 10,000-19,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0B 20,000-29,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0C 30,000-39,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0D 40,000-49,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0E 50,000-59,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0F 60,000-69,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0G 70,000-79,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0H 80,000-89,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0J 90,000-99,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0K 100,000-199,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship
0L 200,000-299,999.9 tons Battle Class Ship or Fleet Class Ship
0M 300,000-399,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0N 400,000-499,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0P 500,000-599,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0Q 600,000-699,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0R 700,000-799,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0S 800,000-899,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0T 900,000-999,999.9 tons Fleet Class Ship
0U 1,000,000-1,999,999.9 tons World Class Ship
0V 2,000,000-2,999,999.9 tons World Class Ship
0W 3,000,000-3,999,999.9 tons World Class Ship
0X 4,000,000-4,999,999.9 tons World Class Ship
0Y 5,000,000-5,999,999.9 tons World Class Ship
0Z 6,000,000+ tons World Class Ship

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The QSP provides a basic identification of the performance capabilities of a ship. The QSP can be expanded with two extensions: [5]

  1. The VX Vehicle Extension, and…
    1. The Vehicle Extension Vx is a variable length string recounting the vehicles and small craft carried by the ship.
  2. The CX Crew Extension.
    1. The Crew Extension. The Crew Extension Cx is a variable length string detailing the crew members for the ship.

CBPUSAL Designation[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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