Unstreamlined Hull

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An Unstreamlined Hull is a relatively compact hull marginally capable of entering atmospheres. It is probably the most commonly encountered hull type with the vacuum. It is handicapped by its inattention to streamlining, but is also far less expensive.

Unstreamlined craft are specialized spacecraft designed to fly through the vacuum, not jumpspace nor a planetary atmosphere. Unlike the streamlined hulls of atmospheric cost, much less material is required for surface plating allowing less need for materials and allowing greater access to machinery and equipment.

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]

Spacecraft have little to no need for streamlining, in fact, since it represents extra cost, many dedicated spacecraft use no streamlining at all allowing cheaper, overall costs.

Selected Craft Using Unstreamlined 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


0 Representative Unstreamlined Hull configuration ships

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


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