Hull E

Capital ship manufactured by Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern
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Production state
Concept complete
Hull E
ManufacturerMusashi Industrial and Starflight Concern (MISC)
RoleHeavy freight
Hangar sizeCapital (S6)
SeriesHull
Loaner vehicleHull A, C2 Hercules Starlifter
Capacity
Crew1 – 5
Cargo98,304 SCU
Cost
Buy
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$750
S. orig.
$550
Warbond
$550
W. orig.
$550
Availability
Quantity-limited sales
Claim
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length372 m
Width104 m
Height104 m
Mass1,652,000 kg

The MISC Hull E (UEE Military Starlift Command call-sign R5M Proteus[1]) is the largest specialized freighter available on the market today, generally owned by major corporations and operated with a high degree of planning. The lack of maneuverability inherent in such a large ship means that anyone planning to operate them should be careful about equipping turrets and providing escort. Their potential load (and modularity) is unparalleled, however: no other ship allows as much room to store goods or to modify towards another role![2]

The Hull E cargo capacity is 3072 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

MISC's Hull E is the big fish in this cargo Hull series. With it's unparalleled capacity and immense adaptive structure, it can dominate any transport job. Large and extremely diverse, the MISC Hull E provides the hauling strength and defensive power any captain could dream of. If it's a big job the Hull E will get it done.

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 4
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 1
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 4
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Fuel Tanks
C Fuel Tank Capital (Capital) 1 x 4
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Quantum Drives
TBD 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 2
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
Main Thrusters Main x 10
Retro Thrusters Retro x 6
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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 (3) 2 x 3
TBD Weapon TBC Remote TBD (5) 2 x 1
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Missiles
TBD TBD TBD () x 1


Testimonial

“We shot Star Robbery! on a retired Hull E that the studio purchased for the holo. Worst part was that a 300 meter long spaceship looks like a city on camera; spacious interiors, engines you have to walk a quarter mile to reach. We actually ended up renting a Hull C for a bunch of the second unit stuff! Then for the climax, where it was supposed to blow up while Jan [Halsey, holo star] is rocketing away, the [redacted] thing just wouldn’t [redacted] explode! We rigged the spine with explosives, which the demo guys said would give it a cool collapsing effect… just snapped one of the prongs off with nary an additional scratch. Had to tow it to a drydock, reattach the prong and then tow it back to be blown up again!”

- Ax Skart, Director, STAR ROBBERY!

Model

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
HullDConcept.jpg
Hull D The Hull D kicks off the larger end of the spectrum with a massive ship built around a rugged frame.

Trivia

  • With a nominal load of 3072 32-SCU containers, a Hull-E has a similar carrying capacity as a modern Post-Panamax cargo container ship. A 32-SCU containers is roughly equivalent to a 40-foot container (FEU)[5] and Post-Panamax ships carry between 2,500 and 5,000 FEU[6].

Gallery

See also

  • Q&A: MISC Hull E


References

  1. Q&A: MISC Hull E. Engineering - Comm-Link
  2. Hull E 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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