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The following are fictional vehicles used throughout the Dune universe. Many of the vehicles were outlined by Frank Herbert in his original Dune novels. Several, however, were created by David Lynch for the 1984 Dune movie.

Canon vessels from the novels Edit

Carryall Edit

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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

Military space vessels composed of many smaller vessels locked together and designed to fall on an enemy position, crushing it.

Dump Boxes Edit

The general term for any cargo container of irregular shape and equipped with ablation surfaces and suspensor dampening system. They were used to dump material from space onto a planet's surface.

Frigate Edit

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The largest spaceship that could land and take off from a planet in one piece.

Harvester or Harvester Factory Edit

A large spice mining machine often 120 meters by 40 meters in size, commonly employed on rich, uncontaminated melange blows. These vessels were often known as "crawlers" because of their buglike shape and movement on independent tracks.

Heighliner Edit

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Major cargo container of the Spacing Guild's transportation system.

Hutment Edit

A nine-leveled tent of interlocking metal leaves that reached out in a thousand-meter circle and could be attached to the base of a Starship Lighter. The Huntment Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV brought with him to Arrakis housed five legions of Sardaukar.

Monitor Edit

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

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Also known as simply a 'thopter, the term described 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. In the Dune mini-series, 'thopters had moving wings, but still differed from Frank Herbert's original concept.

Spice-Lighter Edit

A small ship used on Arrakis to transport the spice, melange. A Lighter in general was simply a small transport ship.

Spotter Control Edit

An Ornithopter used as part of a spice-hunting group, and responsible for watching for wormsign.

Starship Lighter Edit

The royal spaceship the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, used to lead his entourage of Sardaukar onto Arrakis.

Troop Carrier Edit

Any Guild ship designed specifically for transport of military troops between planets. A carrier could carry about 300 Imperial Sardaukar.

No-Ship Edit

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A space-faring version of a no-chamber. It was undetectable by the Bene Gesserit or the Spacing Guild.

Ships of the Movie Edit

Guild Navigator's Ship Edit

A large, black, rectangular ship that the Third Stage Guild Navigator used to travel to Kaitain.

Guild Transport Edit

A large blue-colored and oval-shaped ship. House Atreides used a fleet of these ships for their journey from Caladan to Arrakis.

Harkonnen Drop-Ship Edit

A long black ship that the Harkonnens used to travel to Arrakis with the Sardaukar.

Emperor's Flagship Edit

The golden, more triangular version of the Guild Transpot that the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV used to travel to Arrakis. The base of the ship was lined with lasguns.

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