Hull D

Capital ship manufactured by Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern
Hull D - Docked at large station.jpg
Production state
Concept complete
Hull D
ManufacturerMusashi Industrial and Starflight Concern (MISC)
RoleCargo
Hangar sizeCapital (S6)
SeriesHull
Loaner vehicleHull A, C2 Hercules Starlifter
Capacity
Crew1 – 5
Cargo20,736 SCU
Cost
Buy
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$450
S. orig.
$350
Availability
Time-limited sales
Claim
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length209 m
Width70 m
Height70 m
Mass1,216,000 kg

The MISC Hull D (UEE Military Starlift Command call-sign R4M Quasar[1]) kicks off the larger end of the spectrum with a massive ship built around a rugged frame. The Hull D is affordable enough to be operated by mid-sized organizations and companies. They are often used as flagships for mercantile operations, but their bulk means that they should be operated with escorts when not in secure space. The UEE military uses modified versions of the Hull D as the backbone of their supply chain.[2]

The Hull D cargo capacity is 648 32-SCU containers at full load. They are the minimum-equippable sized container for the RAFT, Hull C, Hull D and Hull E[3].

Description

Model D of the MISC cargo Hull series is the powerhouse of freighter ingenuity. This fourth iteration features a wide range of cargo configurations, making it the ideal ship for hauling large cargo to your destination. With massive engines and hearty defenses, the Hull D will get you to you delivery point on time and intact.

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD C Radar Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
TBD M Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 3
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
TBD C Power Plant Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
TBD C Cooler Capital (Capital) 1 x 2
TBD C Shield Generator Capital (Capital) 1 x 2


Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD C Fuel Intake Capital (Capital) 1 x 2
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Fuel Tanks
C Fuel Tank Capital (Capital) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
C Quantum Drive Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
TBD C Jump Module Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
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Quantum Fuel Tanks
C Quantum Fuel Tank Capital (Capital) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
Main Thruster Main x 8
Retro Thrusters Retro x 4
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Maneuvering Thrusters
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster Fixed x 12


Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
TBD Weapon TBC TBD () x 1
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Turrets
TBD Weapon TBC Remote TBD (4) 2 x 1
TBD Weapon TBC Remote TBD (3) 2 x 3
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Missiles
TBD TBD TBD () x 1


Testimonial

“I started my career as hull gunner on an R4M Quasar [the military conversion of the MISC Hull D] and went on to command a lifter crew for nine years while supporting border actions and anti-piracy patrols. Got into more scrapes than I can count, shot up a dozen raiders and never lost a pallet. The fighter and bomber pilots I went to officer training with may get in the history books, but they wouldn’t be effective without the supply chain we provided. Not that there was a competition: I’ll tell you this, those boys on the front lines always make it easy… our fighter screen would raise hell to make sure the weekly mail drop came through.”

- Colonel Yurg Cathonshew, UEE Military Starlift Command

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[4]

Image Name Description
Hull-A in space - Isometric.jpg
Hull A The smallest, most affordable Hull. The Hull A is great for those just striking out in the galaxy on their own.
HullBConcept.jpg
Hull B The Hull B is a more rugged option 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.
Hull-C over moon - Port.jpg
Hull C The middle ground between single-person transporters and massive super-freighters
HullEConcept.jpg
Hull E The ultimate edition of the Hull series. A ship is one of the largest player owned ships in the game and is so massive, it requires proper planning and preparation for the trips it will make.

Trivia

  • With a nominal load of 648 32-SCU containers, a Hull-D has a similar carrying capacity as a modern Feeder cargo container ship. A 32-SCU containers is roughly equivalent to a 40-foot container (FEU)[5] and Feeder container-ships carry between 500 and 1,400 FEU[6].

Gallery

See also

  • Q&A: MISC Hull D

References

  1. Q&A: MISC Hull D. Engineering - Comm-Link
  2. Hull D Store page. Pledge Store
  3. Q&A Argo RAFT. Engineering - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-11-25
  4. Ben Lesnick. "Manufacturer feature: MISC". Jump Point. Vol. 10 no. 4. pp.18. Retrieved 2022-12-12.
  5. LIS: Logistics & Transport Lexicon - ISO-Container
  6. MAN Diesel (2009). "Propulsion Trends in Container Vessels" (PDF). Copenhagen: MAN Diesel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
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