Sketches – Military Container

One of the powerful things about having ships with modular cargo systems is that you get the temptation to start seeing what else you can pack onto the cargo racks. After all, if it can carry cargo, surely it can carry other things in a ready-to-use format. Or, if you have even more containers together… Continue reading Sketches – Military Container

Sketches – Provider Forward Bay

While I've done a lot of doodles and work on the smaller Zweireiner-class freighter, it's not the only freighter that sees service in the deWulf Corporate Democracy. As larger hulls became not just possible but economical, new cargo ships entered service to take advantage of economies of scale. One of the most common is the… Continue reading Sketches – Provider Forward Bay

Sketches – Container Lighter

There are multiple models of container transporters in deWulf space. Most of them are larger models seen at more established ports, capable of quickly and securely docking onto containers before hauling them either across the port or in and out of orbit. But these transporters are expensive, maintenance intensive, and most critically bulky. UAC's G-Schiff… Continue reading Sketches – Container Lighter

Sketches – Cargo Conduit Detail

With interstellar freight having long ceased to be novelty and more and more becoming a commonplace part of life, in-space cargo handling is steadily becoming a new problem that needs handling. While the majority of interstellar freight moves via container, enough transshipment happens in space that some defined cargo handling is starting to become standardized… Continue reading Sketches – Cargo Conduit Detail

Sketches – Sintillan FT2

In the aftermath of the First Contact War, the Sintillan Merchant Marine ceased to exist (that it existed beforehand is a discussion best left to academics). It was only after the Treaty of Lvov that Sintillan starships were allowed to be constructed. Initial suggestions by the deWulf to simply use their own freighter design for… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan FT2

Sketches – Container Freight Station

While the standard NF-8000 container is nothing more than a cargo rack for the smaller planetside containers, it is by no means the only kind of container. Bulk liquid containers are almost as common, and right behind it is the multi-level break-bulk container. The latter is most commonly in service between warehouses and large industrial… Continue reading Sketches – Container Freight Station

Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

While almost every freighter is capable of landing planetside, this is surprisingly not a common occurrence. Landing fields need to be surveyed and rated for the size of ship that lands, and a large freighter can easily mass more than a skyscraper even before cargo is taken into account. More importantly though, a landing evolution… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Container Shuttle

Sketches – Container Pylon

One problem that every port has is a lack of space. Inevitably, sooner or later, there just isn't enough on-site space to store freight, handle freight, or handle the needed equipment that moves freight. Fortunately, in an age of relatively accessible anti-grav technology, new options become available beyond the simple "find a new spot of… Continue reading Sketches – Container Pylon