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A HS-class System Defense Boats are a defensive spaceship supraclass.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please see the following AAB Library Data articles for more information:
Starship:

  • Speed of Travel

  • Description (Specifications)[edit]

    Most System Defense Boats (SDB's) range in size from 100 to 10,000 tons and are constructed at all tech levels from TL-7 to 15.

    Image Repository[edit]

    Type HSL Light System Defense Boat:

    1. A heavily armored Arden class SDB.
      Arden class SDB 2.jpg

    Type HSVL Very Light System Defense Boat:

    1. A side view of a Type SB class System Defense Boat.
      Type-SB-SDB-SIDE-VIEW-CT-Traders-and-Gunboats-Pg-37 17-Oct-2018a.jpg
    2. A Drakkon class System Defense Boat.
      J0 400dT SDB.jpg
    3. The Flash class System Defense Boat is part of many an effective COACC system.
      Flash-SDB-RESIZE-CT-Supp-9-J-Jaquays-Ftng-Ships 06-Sept-2019b.png
    4. A Caryatid class System Defense Boat coming into a spaceyard for routine maintenance..
      Carytid-SDB-T5-RESIZE-Botd-Stone 02-Sept-2019b.jpg
    5. A Dragon class System Defense Boat in action safeguarding a gas giant from marauders wanting to perform wilderness refueling.
      SDB-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-85 03-July-2018a.jpg
    6. The Scorpion class System Defense Boat was once a big seller to many a Planetary Navy.
      Scorpion-CT-RESIZE-TD-7-J-Fugate 14-Oct-2019b.jpg
    7. The Wasp class System Defense Boat has been sold widely throughout Charted Space.
      Wasp-CT-RESIZE-TD-7-J-Fugate 14-Oct-2019b.jpg

    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    SDBs most often operate according to predetermined plans designed to optimize their defensive potential. SDBs are typically stationed at the vital points of a system including gas giants, asteroid belts, major worlds, and so on. Because SDBs usually have no jump drives, shifting them from system to system can be a problem. Some types have jump shuttles which fit to the craft and provide jump capability. Another method is simple transport in large bulk cargo containers; the SDBs are loaded into 10,000-ton or 20,000-ton bulk carriers for the multi-parsec journey. This method, of course, is not recommended if immediate combat is expected at the destination.

    Supraclass Roles[edit]

    SDBs typically serve the following roles:
    Largecraft, Smallcraft & Bigcraft:

    HSL-class System Defense Boat Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Defenders (HS)
    Defensive Ship (HS)
    Gunboats (EG)
    Heavy System Defense Boat (HSH)
    Light System Defense Boat (HSL)
    Medium System Defense Boat (HSM)
    Missile Boats (HS)
    Superheavy System Defense Boat (HSS)
    System Defense Boat (HS) (Namesake)
    System Missile Defense Boat (HS)
    System Defense Craft (HS)
    System Defense Ship (HS)
    Ultraheavy System Defense Boat (HSU)
    Very Light System Defense Boat (HSVL)

    Size-Class Roles for System Defense Boats[edit]

    1. Utility Craft (U) (1 to 99 tons)
    2. Very Light System Defense Boat (HSVL) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    3. Light System Defense Boat (HSL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
    4. Medium System Defense Boat (HSM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
    5. Heavy System Defense Boat (HSH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
    6. Superheavy System Defense Boat (HSS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
    7. Ultraheavy System Defense Boat (HSU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

    Military Subcraft[edit]

    Military subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

    1. Battle Rider (BR)
    2. Combat Barge (WBG)
    3. Combat Transport Smallcraft (UI)
    4. Fighters (F)
    5. Militarized Utility Craft (UQ)

    Supraclass Archetypes[edit]

    There are hundreds of different types, depending upon the specific mission for which they are designed.

    System Defense Boat Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
    System Defense Boat HS Flash class System Defense Boat None.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • S = Security
    Heavy System Defense Boat HSH None None. (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
    • H = Heavy
    Light System Defense Boat HSL Purvaine class System Defense Boat None. (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
    • L = Light
    Medium System Defense Boat HSM None None. (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
    • M = Medium
    Superheavy System Defense Boat HSS None None. (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
    • S = Superheavy
    Ultraheavy System Defense Boat HSU None None. (1,000,000 or more tons)
    • U = Ultraheavy
    Very Light System Defense Boat HSVL Dragon class System Defense Boat None. (100 to 2,499 tons)
    • V = Very Light, Escort, etc.

    History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

    SDB's were developed on the principle that a non-starship, because of the additional armament made possible by its lack of jump drives, can ordinarily defeat a jump-capable starship of equal tonnage.

    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
    Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

    1. Type HSH class Heavy System Defense Boat
      1. None

    Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
    Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

    1. Type HSL class Light System Defense Boat
      1. Arden class System Defense Boat
      2. Chiang class System Defense Boat
      3. Hive Protector class System Defense Boat
      4. Oromet class System Defense Boat
      5. Purvaine class System Defense Boat
      6. Rim Republic class System Defense Boat
      7. Tristar class System Defense Boat
      8. Val Marin class System Defense Boat
      9. Yunus class System Defense Boat
      10. Zydeterranal class System Defense Boat

    Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
    Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

    1. Type HSM class Medium System Defense Boat
      1. None

    Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
    Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

    1. Type HSS class Supraheavy System Defense Boat
      1. None

    Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
    Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

    1. Type HSU class Ultraheavy System Defense Boat
      1. None

    Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
    Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

    1. Type HSVL class Very Light System Defense Boat
      1. Avoram class System Defense Boat
      2. Caryatid class System Defense Boat
      3. Condor class System Defense Boat
      4. Dragon class System Defense Boat
      5. Drakkon class System Defense Boat
      6. Dzegkno class System Defense Boat
      7. Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat
      8. Exarch class System Defense Boat
      9. Farnex class System Missile Defense Boat
      10. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
      11. Flash class System Defense Boat
      12. Frundsberg class System Defense Boat
      13. Grunt class System Defense Boat
      14. Gundong class System Defense Boat
      15. Harrier class System Defense Boat
      16. Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat
      17. Jugendworld class System Defense Boat
      18. K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat
      19. K282 class Heavy System Defense Boat
      20. K56 class System Defense Boat
      21. Khanate class System Defense Boat
      22. Kuomsi class System Defense Boat
      23. Nassin class System Defense Boat
      24. Penner class System Defense Boat
      25. Pounce class System Defense Boat
      26. Ramrod class Missile Boat
      27. Reginald class System Defense Boat
      28. Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat
      29. Roye class System Defense Boat
      30. Scorpion class System Defense Boat
      31. Sentry class System Defense Boat
      32. Shukugan class System Defense Boat
      33. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
      34. Thele class System Defense Boat
      35. Torch class System Defense Boat
      36. Wasp class System Defense Boat
      37. Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat
      38. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
      39. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
      40. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat
      41. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
      42. Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat
      43. Zydpharn class System Defense Boat

    Paramilitary Vessels - Jump Shuttles:

    1. Type TBD class Jump Shuttle
      1. Volare class Jump Shuttle
      2. WP-768 class Jump Shuttle
    2. Type JS class Jump Ship
      1. Brown class Jump Ship

    Ship Summary List[edit]

    5 Representative System Defense Boat (HS) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat HSVL 13 2,000 0 6 Talokan Armed Forces TBD
    Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 12 600 0 6 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat HSVL 12 1,200 0 6 Principality of Caledon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Tristar class System Defense Boat HSL 9 3,000 0 6 Plavian League No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Val Marin class System Defense Boat HSL 10 3,000 0 6 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    2 Representative Light System Defense Boat (HSL) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Tristar class System Defense Boat HSL 9 3,000 0 6 Plavian League No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Val Marin class System Defense Boat HSL 10 3,000 0 6 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    0 Representative Medium System Defense Boat (HSM) Classes
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    0 Representative Heavy System Defense Boat (HSH) Classes
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    0 Representative Supraheavy System Defense Boat (HSS) Classes
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    0 Representative Ultraheavy System Defense Boat (HSU) Classes
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    3 Representative Very Light System Defense Boat (HSVL) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat HSVL 13 2,000 0 6 Talokan Armed Forces TBD
    Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 12 600 0 6 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat HSVL 12 1,200 0 6 Principality of Caledon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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