Mixed Canonicity: This article or section refers to elements from both Original Dune and Expanded Dune.
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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 original novels Edit

Carryall Edit

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Carryall illustration from the Dune Encyclopedia

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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

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Spaceobject design by Chris Foss for Jodorowsky's Dune

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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Various Frigate types from the Dune Encyclopedia

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

Groundcar Edit

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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

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The Hutment

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.

Juggernaut Edit

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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Ornithopter illustration from the Dune Encyclopedia

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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.

Shuttles Edit

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.

Star-searchers Edit

Starship Lighter Edit


Royal imperial Starship lighter in the 1984 Dune Movie

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.

Whaler Edit

Vessels from the Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson novels Edit

Airvan Edit


Airvans beneath the Skyline of Barony on Giedi Prime

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Ballistas Edit

Blockade Runner Edit

Boatcar Edit

See Boatcar

Drifters Edit

Driftbarge Edit


Drifters on Corrin

See Driftbarge

Flyers Edit

See Flyer

Javelin Edit

Kindjal fighter Craft Edit

Levs Edit

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Military Levs as depicted in the Dune CCG

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Levtrains Edit

See Levtrain

Limocar Edit

See Limocar

Methcars Edit

See Methcar

Nells Chamber Edit

See Nells chamber

Orship Edit

See Orship

Railtaxi Edit

See Railtaxi

Skyclipper Edit

Update Ships Edit

Vehicles from the 1984 Movie Edit

Atreides Scout Flyer Edit

Atreides space Transport Edit


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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.

Guild Navigator's Ship Edit


Guild Navigator's ship from the 1984 Dune movie

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

Guild Transport Edit

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

Harkonnen Drop-Ship Edit


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

Harkonnen 3 passenger fighter Edit

Sand Crawler Edit

Sand Roller Edit

Sand Tracker Edit

Spice Scout Edit

Spice Harvester Carrier - craft Edit

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Carryall as depicted in the 1984 Dune Movie

Vessels from the 2000 and 2003 MiniseriesEdit

Atreides Ornithopter Edit

Atreides armoured Limocar Edit

Guild Transport Edit

Harkonnen Fighting Craft Edit

Dune (Computer Game 1992) Vehicles Edit

Ornithopter Edit

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Ornithopter as depicted in Cryos 1991 Dune

Spice Harvester Edit


Harvester as depicted in Cryos 199 Dune

Spice Rocket Edit

Dune II (1992) Vehicles Edit

Combat Trike Edit

Raider Trike Edit

Combat Quad Edit

Combat Tank Edit

Rocket Launcher Edit

Siege Tank Edit

Sonic Tank Edit

Deviator Launcher Edit

Devastator Edit

Spice Harvester Edit

CHOAM Frigate Edit


CHOAM Frigates as depicted in the Dune 2 Pc Game

Combat Ornithopter Edit

Carryall Edit

Mobile Construction Vehicle Edit

Spaceport transport vehicle Edit

Death Hand Edit

Construction Yard Bulldozer Edit


Bulldozer as depicted in Dune 2

Heavy Factory transport vehicle Edit

Dune 2000 (1998) Vehicles Edit

Trike Edit

Quad Edit

Combat Tank Edit

Siege Tank Edit

Missile Tank Edit

MCV Edit

Devastator Edit

Death Hand Missile Edit

Ornithopter heavy Bomber Edit

Sonic Tank Edit

Raider Edit

Deviator Edit

Stealth Raider Edit

Emperor: Battle for Dune (2001) Vehicles Edit

MCV Edit

Sand bike Edit

Mongoose Edit



APC Edit

Minotaurus Edit

Repair Vehicle Edit

Sonic Tank Edit

Carryall Edit

Ornithopter Edit

Air Drone Edit

Advanced Carryall Edit

Harvester Edit

Buzzsaw Edit

Assault Tank Edit

Flame Tank Edit

Missile Tank Edit

Inkvine Catapult Edit

Devastator Edit

Gunship Edit

Air defense Pla5form Edit

Dust Scout Edit


Dust Scout

Ordos APC Edit

Laser Tank Edit

harkonnen Advanced Carryall Edit

Kobra Edit

Deviator Raider Edit

Eye in the Sky Edit

Aa Mine Edit

Ordos Advanced Carryall Edit

NIAB tank Edit

Maker Edit

Projector Edit

Infiltrator Edit

Leech Edit


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Frank Herbert's Dune (2001) Vehicles Edit

Dune Generations (2001, cancelled) Vehicles Edit

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