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List of fictional spacecraft

This is a list of fictional spacecraft, starships and exo-atmospheric vessels that have been identified by name in notable published works of fiction. The term spacecraft is mainly used to refer to spacecraft that are real or conceived using present technology. The terms spaceship and starship are generally applied only to fictional space vehicles, usually those capable of transporting people. The spaceship is one of the prime elements in science fiction. Numerous short stories and novels are built up around various ideas for spacecraft, and spacecraft have featured in many films and television series. Some hard science fiction books focus on the technical details of the craft. Some fictional spaceships have been referenced in the real world, notably Starship Enterprise from Star Trek which gave its name to Space Shuttle Enterprise and to the VSS Enterprise.[1] For other ships from Star Wars, Star Trek, Robotech, Transformers, and other major franchises, see the separate lists linked below.

Contents

  • Space stations 1
  • Shuttles 2
  • Lunar 3
  • Interplanetary 4
  • Interstellar 5
    • Military or exploration 5.1
    • Space fighters 5.2
      • Babylon 5 5.2.1
      • Battlestar Galactica 5.2.2
      • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 5.2.3
      • The Last Starfighter 5.2.4
      • Space: Above and Beyond 5.2.5
      • Stargate 5.2.6
      • Star Wars 5.2.7
      • Other properties 5.2.8
    • Transportation 5.3
  • Intergalactic 6
  • Personal spacecraft 7
  • Lists of fictional spacecraft 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Space stations

See List of fictional space stations.

Shuttles

(Planet to orbit)

Lunar

Interplanetary

Interstellar

Military or exploration

Space fighters

"Space fighters" are fictional spacecraft analogous to fighter aircraft. They are popular as the subjects of flight simulators, movies and books. The following are some examples of notable space fighters from various media franchises:

Babylon 5

Battlestar Galactica

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

The Earth Defense Directorate

  • Star Fighter[95]
  • Hawk's Fighter[96]

The Draconian Empire

  • Draconian Marauder[97]

The Last Starfighter

  • Star League Gunstar (first major movie to use CGI for space battle sequences)[98]

Space: Above and Beyond

The United States Marine Corps

  • SA-43 Hammerhead Endo/Exo-Atmospheric Attack Jet[99]

The Chigs

Stargate

Tau'ri/Earth (USAF fighters)

The Goa'uld

The Wraith

The Ori

Star Wars

In the Star Wars universe, a starfighter is a blanket term for all small combat space craft, regardless of shields, hyperspace capability, weaponry (unless it carries none), armor, maneuverability and crew. "Snubfighter" (a term first used in Star Wars), though no concise definition has been given, often refers to a fighter carrying shielding, secondary weapons systems such as Proton Torpedoes or concussion missiles, and being hyperspace capable. Starfighters sometimes bear mission designations similar to modern fighter aircraft, such as "strike fighter" and "space superiority fighter".

Other properties

Andromeda

  • RF-42 Centaur Tactical Fighter[123]

Halo

  • UNSC C-709 Longsword Interceptor[124]
  • UNSC YSS-1000 Sabre space superiority fighter - notably, uses a Shuttle-style booster system for planetary launch.[125]
  • UNSC F-41 'Broadsword' Exoatmospheric Multirole Strike Fighter[126]

Transportation

Intergalactic

Personal spacecraft

Lists of fictional spacecraft

See also

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External links

  • Starship Dimensions - A graphic comparison of fictional spaceship sizes.
  • Hypergate - Spaceship pics in HD quality.
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