freighter was any type of interplanetary manned spacecraft specialised for carrying various forms of cargo, for commercial transport uses or other similar uses.
Generally, freighter ships were not armed with any weapons, nor allowed to be armed. This didn't stop many of their private owners from secretly incorporating defensive or offensive weapon systems into their freighters' hulls, concealed in hidden compartments until deployed for combat purposes.
One particular type of energy powerplant used for freighters in the 25th and 26th centuries were
tokamak nuclear fusion reactors.
Notable freighters Edit
The term for these spacecraft is, of course, borrowed from the real world term for a cargo-carrying ship, or freight ship, " freighter" for short in common parlance.
See also Edit
Liner - A passenger equivalent of the freighter, an interplanetary passenger ship of varying sizes and designs.
SHUTTLES AND SMALL CRAFT
: Civilian shuttles/small craft Trike | Tug | Cutter | Spherical shuttle | Flotilla excursion shuttle
: Police shuttles/small craft Panoply cutter
: Individual shuttles/small craft (spherical shuttle) Melancholia of Departure Remontoire's 'Trident' fighter (outrigger fightercraft)
Coalition shuttle | Flotilla delta-winged shuttle Cutter | "Claw" shuttle | Lighthugger orbital shuttle
: Individual atmo-shuttles | Scavenger's Daughter
INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT (LARGE SPACESHIPS)
: Civilian ships Freighter | Liner | Hospital ship | Lighthugger in-system craft
: Police and military ships Deep-system cruiser Demarchist military vessel | Conjoiner ''Moray''-class corvette
: Individual ships | Bellatrix | Democratic Circus High Catherine | Nightingale | Storm Bird
INTERSTELLAR SPACECRAFT (STARSHIPS)
- Generation ships Flotilla ships: , Santiago , Islamabad , Brazilia , Palestine
- Ramscoop starships
- Lighthuggers List ( , Sandra Voi , Nostalgia for Infinity , Zodiacal Light , Nightshade , Hirondelle , etc.)
- Alien starships Void warren (" ")
Antimatter engines | Ramscoop | Conjoiner Drive | Stealth Conjoiner Drive Dark Drive | Inertia-suppression Machinery | Cryo-arithmetic engine
SPACECRAFT WEAPONRY AND DEFENCES
Magnetic railgun | Boser | Ack-am | Foam-phase Munition | Pin-head munitions Camouflaging screens | Hypometric weapon | Bladder-mine
* - capable only of flight in the vacuum of space ** - double as both spacecraft and aircraft, depending on the need