Box Hull

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A box, cube, or slab hull is a relatively unstreamlined hull that efficiently clumps craft components into a solid, relatively easily protected mass.

One of the biggest misconception about these hulls is that they will be shaped like perfect boxes or cubes, which is often not the case. Many such hulls only possess that as the basic hull shape with many fairings, control surfaces, protuberances, and other additions breaking up the basic box, cube, or slab shape.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A damaged Ghent class Subsidized Merchant, the victim of Vargr corsair vessels.
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  2. A Victrix class Multimission Sloop knocking out defensive satellites before a surface mission.
    Vicrtix-Multi-Sloop-TNE-B-McDevitt-RCEG-pg-138 14-Sept-2019h.jpg
  3. The MC&S Engineering Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace with it's bulky, yet portable Fuel Treatment Plant.
    Sternplatz-Pinnace-CT-RESIZE-D-Sering-Starships-and-Spacecraft-pg-27 9-Sept-2019b.png

Biotechnology & Box Hulls[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Many sophont species use the box or rectangle as the basis for architecture of all types. Right angle corners make for easy delineation of space, but are difficult to concentrate with aerodynamic hulls.

Selected Craft Using Box Hulls[edit]

0 Representative Box Hull configuration ships

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


0 Representative Cube Hull configuration ships

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


5 Representative Slab Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Bastien class Subsidized Liner M 600 12 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes Yes
Comet Coffin class Low Transport RP 100 14 Third Imperium 2 3 No
Coyotl class Bulk Hauler M 2,000 13 Infinity League 3 2 No
Independent Hauler class Far Trader AF 100 12 Vland 1 2 No
UnderWing class Hospital Ship NH 900 12 Third Imperium 4 2 No


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