Hull A

Single-seat cargo hauler manufactured by MISC
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Production state
Hull A
ManufacturerMusashi Industrial and Starflight Concern (MISC)
RoleCargo
Hangar sizeSmall (S1)
SeriesHull
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo64 SCU
Stowage48,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$90
S. orig.
$60
Warbond
$80
W. orig.
$80
Availability
Time-limited sales
Claim
1:48
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length22 m
Width8 m
Height4 m
Combat speed108 m/s
Max speed1,000 m/s
Mass122,650 kg

The small and efficient MISC Hull A is the entry-level model in the Hull series. Featuring a retracting external cargo spindle and powerful engines, this ship has the largest cargo capacity in its size class. Care should be taken when traveling in low-security areas, however: the Hull A lacks significant offensive or defensive capabilities, with armament limited to a pair of forward-facing size 1 distortion repeaters.

In addition to its standard use as a light hauler, the Hull A is often used as a surface-to-orbit ferry.[1]. It can carry it's load in any fitting mix of 1-SCU containers, 2-SCU containers, 8-SCU containers or 16-SCU containers[2][3][4] .

Features

  • Telescoping Cargo Spindle: Compact when retracted and capable of accommodating up to 64 SCU of cargo when expanded, the Hull A's spindle gives the ship both a unique profile and a very high cargo capacity.
  • Dynamic Spindle Loading: Loading and unloading cargo is a speedy, hands-off experience; saving the pilot time and money at both ends of a profitable cargo run[5].
  • Crew accommodation: The single-person crew enjoys a generously appointed cabin amidships featuring a kitchenette, full washroom, weapons locker, suit locker, a bunk that doubles as an escape pod, and convenient access to the ship's internal storage.
  • Airlock: The side airlock offers convenient planetside or EVA access, and can also be used as a ship-to-ship docking port.

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S1
Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S1
Lightning Power Ltd.
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S1
Lightning Power Ltd.
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S1
Basilisk

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S1
Juno Starwerk
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S1
S Jump Drive
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
1x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A
2x
S3
Aux Thruster
N/A
4x
S1
VTOL Thruster
N/A
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A
8x
S1
Roll Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

Turretnav.svgTurret
1x
S5
Nose Turret
N/A
2x
S1
Associated Sciences & Development
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S1
Noise Launcher
N/A
1x
S1
Decoy Launcher
N/A

Testimonial

“I bought my first [Hull] A used, when I was first starting out… her previous owner had named her SNUGBUG and try as I might to come up with something else, the name stuck. Snugbug and I had some good times. I got my start flying short runs; ground to starside, starside to ground to pick up crates off the bulk freighters over and over to make a name for myself. Spent more on fuel than I ever did flying duration missions! By the time I was worth a journeyman hauler rating, Snugbug was outfitted well enough to fend off the occasional pirate and I started moving whatever I could cross-system to make a ‘cred. Weirdest thing I ever shipped? It was livestock, grown on Terra… these weird cube-shaped chickens. Looked like meaty rectangles. Had to have a special transport module so they could breathe vacuum in-flight. I kid you not. Never saw anything like it, but the Banu ate them up. Literally.”

- Captain Ike Chamner, Free Trader[2]

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
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Hull-A in space - Front.jpg
Hull-A in space - Rear.jpg
Hull-A in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
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Series variants

For most of the concern’s history, the majority of MISC’s business has come from the production output of its heavy industrial division. MISC-HI is chiefly responsible for the Hull series range of configurable bulk transport spacecraft that have become ubiquitous in UEE space. These sturdy, modular hulls are the basis for the majority of Human corporate shipping. Their unexpected popularity among the Xi’an has spawned an unlikely business relationship (and a string of imitators on the other side of the border).

When the line launched in 2802, four standard models ranged in size from the efficient Hull A to the gargantuan Hull D. The Hull series quickly revolutionized interstellar freight, leading to the standardization of dockyards and cargo processes around the UEE. This led to long-ranging knock-on effects, including over a dozen outside companies being founded or significantly shifting focus to support the Hull design, such as Argo Astronautics launching its MPUV line of short-range cargo ferries. In 2820, MISC developed a fifth ‘super-freighter’, the Hull E, which has since become the de facto interplanetary bulk goods transporter, with docks around the galaxy moving cargo containers back and forth from the huge ships around the clock[6]

Image Name Description
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Hull B The Hull B is a capable, efficient cargo ship most often compared to MISC’s own Freelancer. But where the Freelancer is equipped for long range exploration and other roles, the Hull B is a pure cargo transport.
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Hull C The middle ground between single-person transporters and massive super-freighters.
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Hull D The Hull D kicks off the larger end of the spectrum with a massive ship built around a rugged frame.
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Hull E The ultimate edition of the Hull series. The Hull E is one of the largest player owned ships in the game and requires proper planning and preparation for the trips it will make.

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Hull-A Dusk in space - Isometric.jpg
"Dusk" Dark Grey in colour with gold accents. [not available] 7.00 [7]
Hull-A Empyrean in space - Isometric.jpg
"Empyrean" White and dark grey in colour with yellow accents. [not available] 7.00 [8]
Hull-A Horizon in space - Isometric.jpg
"Horizon" Dark grey/brown top half, cream/white on bottom half colouring with sandy colour accents. [not available] 7.00 [9]

In-game availability & pricing

Buying

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Renting

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Gallery

See also

  • Q&A: MISC Hull A
  • "Behind the Scenes: Making the MISC Hull A". Jump Point. Vol. 10 no. 4. pp. 3–14

References

  1. Hull A Store page. Pledge Store
  2. 2.0 2.1 Q&A: MISC Hull A. Engineering - Comm-Link
  3. Hull A with cargo loaded. Adam Parker: «Yes, the individual boxes are planned to be able to be replaced with 16 SCU containers, that is part of the cargo refactor iirc. instead of using the smallest crates, the system will figure out the largest crates that can be put on a cargo grid and use those, then use smaller and smaller crates until the grid is fully filled up.»
  4. Ben Lesnick. "Behind the Scenes: Making the MISC Hull A". Jump Point. Vol. 10 no. 4. pp.12. Retrieved 2022-12-12.
  5. Inside Star Citizen: Hull of a Show. Retrieved 2022-12-12
  6. Ben Lesnick. "Manufacturer feature: MISC". Jump Point. Vol. 10 no. 4. pp.18. Retrieved 2022-12-12.
  7. Hull-A Dusk Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-01
  8. Hull-A Empyrean Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-01
  9. Hull-A Horizon Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-01
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