- Smallcraft are non-jump spacecraft under a 100 dTons in displacement.
- There are two primary types of smallcraft:
- Smallcraft meant to be carried internally in other, larger ships are often called subcraft.
- Various standard types of small craft exist.
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Each small craft design is intended to be as useful as possible. As a result, smallcraft descriptions cover the basic performance of the craft, and indicates price, crew, and other details. Each craft also has a feature called excess space: this interior tonnage may be used by the purchaser for a wide variety of purposes. In effect, when the craft is procured, it is customized by the purchaser for some specific use. Any fitting or combination of fittings available may be specified for a standard design small craft. The prices, however, are ignored, and are considered to be included in the standard design price. 
Shuttling between planets, small non-starships run errands, make deliveries. and generally do much of the dirty work that larger craft can't or won't do. Small craft displace less than 100 dtons and are thus incapable of interstellar flight.
These vary in tonnage and in their intended function or role in fleet maneuvers and tactics. The security of the state is usually the primary design imperative. 
|Ship Classification by Size in TL:13-15 |
|1.||Smallcraft (Subcraft)||0 to 99 tons||Vehicle||Ubiquitous||Smallcraft are NAFAL or STL.|
|2.||Bigcraft (Subcraft)||100 tons or larger||Vehicle or Ship||Uncommon||Bigcraft are designed for NAFAL capabilities, but some mistakenly call them FTL.|
|3.||Largecraft (Non-subcraft)||100 tons or larger||Vehicle or Ship||Uncommon||Largecraft are designed FTL.|
|4.||Adventure Class Ships (ACS)||100 to 2,499 tons||Ship or Vessel||Common||Adventure Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.|
|5.||Battle Class Ships (BCS)||2,500 to 249,999 tons||Ship or Vessel||Uncommon||Battle Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.|
|6.||Fleet Class Ships (FCS)||250,000 to 999,999 tons||Ship or Vessel||Rare||Fleet Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.|
|7.||World Class Ships (WCS)||1,000,000 tons or larger||Ship or Vessel||Ultra-rare||World Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.|
Escort Combatants (Secondary) - The Lightcraft Hierarchy
- Smallcraft (F or U) (0 to 99 tons)
- Bigcraft (W or Other) (100 or larger tons)
- Escort (E) (100 to 2,499 tons)
- Destroyer (D) (2,500 or larger tons)
There are eight standard designs available; each design plan is available for Cr100. All take approximately twelve months to build. All are streamlined, and can enter atmospheres. All can operate with unrefined fuel; they have fuel scoops which allow them to skim fuel from a gas giant. 
Smallcraft are where most early technology civilizations begin their spaceflight programs. By the modern interstellar age of TL:10-12, smallcraft are used as auxiliaries to larger starcraft and other interstellar FTL machines.
Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types
- Cutter (50-ton)
- Fighter (10-ton)
- Launch (20-ton)
- Pinnace (40-ton)
- Ship's Boat (30-ton)
- Shuttle (95-ton)
- Slow Boat (30-ton)
- Slow Pinnace (40-ton)
- Bigcraft may use jump drives.
- Bigcraft used as subcraft are essentially large fighters or small vessels.
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