List of Dune ships
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- 1 Ships from the original novel Dune
- 2 Ships from other novels in the series
- 3 Ships from the 1984 film
- 4 References
Ships from the original novel Dune[edit | edit source]
Carryall[edit | edit source]
A flying wing (commonly "Wing"), the aerial workhorse of Arrakis, used to transport large spice mining, hunting, and refining equipment. In the 1984 movie of Dune, a Carryall handled four spice mining teams, and would fly two spice Harvesters at a time.
Crushers[edit | edit source]
Military space vessels composed of many smaller vessels locked together and designed to fall on an enemy position, crushing it.
Dump Boxes[edit | edit source]
The general term for any cargo container of irregular shape and equipped with ablation surfaces and suspensor-damping system. They are used to dump material from space onto a planet's surface.
Frigate[edit | edit source]
Largest spaceship that can be grounded on a planet and taken off in one piece.
Harvester or Harvester Factory[edit | edit source]
A large (often 120 meters by 40 meters) spice mining machine commonly employed on rich, uncontaminated melange blows (often called a "Crawler" because of a bug-like body on independent tracks).
Heighliner[edit | edit source]
Major human transport and cargo container of the Spacing Guild's transportation system.
Hutment[edit | edit source]
A nine-leveled tent of interlocking metal leaves that reaches out in a thousand-meter circle and could be attached to the base of a Starship Lighter. The Hutment brought to Arrakis by Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV houses five legions of Sardaukar.
Monitor[edit | edit source]
A ten-section space warcraft mounting heavy armor and shield protection. It is designed to be separated into its component sections for lift-off after planet-fall.
Ornithopter[edit | edit source]
Commonly referred to as 'thopters. Any aircraft capable of sustained wing-beat flight in the manner of birds and insects. In the 1984 movie, the 'Thopters were seen as jet-propelled ships, while in the 2000 miniseries, the 'Thopters had moving wings, but were still not as Herbert had described.
Sandcrawler[edit | edit source]
General term for machinery designed to operate on the Arrakis surface in hunting and collecting melange.
Spice Factory[edit | edit source]
- See Sandcrawler
Spice-Lighter[edit | edit source]
A small ship used on Arrakis to transport the spice; a Lighter in general is simply a small transport ship.
Spotter Control[edit | edit source]
The lighter Ornithopter in a spice-hunting group charged with control of watch and protection, looking out for wormsign.
Starship Lighter[edit | edit source]
The royal spaceship Shaddam uses to lead his entourage of Sardaukar onto Arrakis.
Troop Carrier[edit | edit source]
Any Guild ship designed specifically for transport of troops between planets. A carrier could carry 300 Imperial Sardaukar.
Ships from other novels in the series[edit | edit source]
No-Ship[edit | edit source]
Ships from the 1984 film[edit | edit source]
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A large, black, rectangular ship that the Third Stage Guild Navigator uses to travel to Kaitain.
Guild Transport[edit | edit source]
Harkonnen Drop-Ship[edit | edit source]
A long black ship that the Third-Stage Guild Navigator uses to travel to Kaitain.
Emperor's Ship[edit | edit source]
The golden, pyramid-like version of the Guild Transport that Shaddam uses to travel to Arrakis. The base of the ship is lined with lasguns.
References[edit | edit source]
- Daniels, James (January 12, 2014). "Toys We Miss: The Long Forgotten Figures From Frank Herbert's Dune". Nerd Bastards. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
- "Toys". Collectors of Dune. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
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