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.
CBPUSAL Function Designation Streamlining Spectrum
- C. Cluster. An accumulation of compartments.
- B. Braced Cluster. Structured for higher acceleration.
- P. Planetoid. A hollowed nickel-iron asteroid.
- U. Unstreamlined. Protrusions increase drag.
- S. Streamlined. Cowlings and fairings decrease drag.
- A. Airframe. Winged for performance in atmosphere.
- L. Lifting Body. Radically streamlined lifting-surfaces.
Selected Craft Using Unstreamlined Hulls
|0 Representative Box Hull configuration ships|
|0 Representative Cube Hull configuration ships|
|5 Representative Slab Hull configuration ships|
|5 Representative Unstreamlined Hull configuration ships|
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