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Arshan Equipment & Vehicle Designations

Written by Sierra Brown.
Artwork by Sierra Brown.


A guide and listing of the various designations currently used by the Arshanov Federation for labeling equipment, vehicles, etc.

Within the Arshanov Federation, devices, vehicles, and other equipment used by the military or government are given specific designations consisting of a sequence of letters, a number, and a name. The letters signify the item's exact purpose, role, or function, the model number, and its sequence within its general group. The name is simply a designated title used to quickly reference a specific piece of equipment.


The exact meanings of specific sequences of letters depend on the context and category. For example, the letter 'A' designates a standard select-fire assault weapon when tagged to a rifle or other weapon but refers to an attack fighter when labeled to a strike craft.

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Fleet designations are used to name and identify larger Arshan space vessels, stations, and naval vessels. These designations come as a three-letter prefix that indicates the vessel's role within the fleet and the type of vessel. The first letter is always 'A' for Arshan.

Fleet Role Codes

Code Designation
C Command
R Ranger
S Support

Vessel Type Codes

Code Designation
F Fixed-Point Vessel or Surface Facility
N Naval Vessel
V (Star) Vessel

Strike Craft

Strike craft are generally defined as small vessels capable of atmospheric or space flight. Typically, these are crewed by a solo pilot, a pilot, and co-pilot, or a small three to four-person crew and are intended to be launched from an airbase, station, or vessel's hanger. Strike craft letter sequences have two parts, separated by a slash, i.e., S/A. The first part signifies flight capability ('Aero,’ 'Star,’ or 'AeroSpace'), and the second designates the role and function of the craft. These designations are also used for flight group designations that field strike wings to display the intended role of that flight group.

Is it 'Star' or 'Space'?

A common disagreement between Arshans from different parts of the Federation is whether the 'S' in strike craft designations means 'Star' or 'Space'. Even official documents seem to use the terms interchangeably. The disagreements reached a point where the Internal Affairs Branch released a statement that either interpretation is acceptable. Most commonly, however, the 'S' means 'Star' when on its own, or 'Space' when paired with A to make 'AeroSpace'.


Flight Capability Codes

Code Designation
A Aero
AS AeroStar
S Star

Role/Function Codes

Code Designation
A Attacker
B Bomber
F Fighter
G Gunship
I Interceptor
T Transport

List of Strike Craft

S/A-7 Talon Star Attacker
Vehicle | Jun 3, 2023

A strike craft design in current active service within the Arshanov Federation. The Talon is a hanger-based attack craft, intended to support attacks on larger, fortified targets such as capital ships and stations.



Vehicles are craft and vessels intended for use on a planetary surface or within larger stations and facilities. These can range from bikes to cars to heavier vehicles such as tanks. Vehicles are a common sight among the armed ground forces of the Federation, such as Fokstrot or Alfa's Dragon Division. Vehicle prefixes operate similarly to strike craft, though with slightly different meanings.


Vehicle Capability Codes

Code Designation
L Land Vehicle
LA Land Vehicle (Amphibious)
N Naval
NS Naval (Submersible)

Role/Function Codes

Code Designation
A Armored
F Fighting Vehicle
T Transport

List of Vehicles



Weaponry designations are applied to various kinds of weapons - Rifles, pistols, grenades, knives, and other more niche categories. Most weapons typically have a two-letter prefix - One designating the intended role and function, the other designating the type of weapon.


Role/Function Codes

Code Designation
A Standard/Assault Weapon
D Personal Defense Weapon

Weapon Type Codes

Code Meaning
C Carbine
P Pistol/Sidearm
R Rifle

List of Weaponry

Cover image: Sairis Helosi Portrait, Galaxies End Logo, & Arshan Emblem by NovaCandy & Sierra Brown


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