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


Troop-carrier walker- Dune RPG illustration

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.

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Canon vessels from the original novels[edit | edit source]

Carryall[edit | edit source]

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 | 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]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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Harvester or Harvester Factory[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Hutment[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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]

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 | edit source]

Spice-Lighter[edit | edit source]

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

Spotter Control[edit | edit source]

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

Star-searchers[edit | edit source]

Starship Lighter[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

No-Ship[edit | edit source]

No-ship on a Chapterhouse of Dune Book Cover

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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 | edit source]

Vessels from the Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson novels[edit | edit source]

Airvan[edit | edit source]

Airvans beneath the Skyline of Barony on Giedi Prime

See Airvan

Ballistas[edit | edit source]

Blockade Runner[edit | edit source]

Boatcar[edit | edit source]

See Boatcar

Drifters[edit | edit source]

Driftbarge[edit | edit source]

Drifters on Corrin

See Driftbarge

Flyers[edit | edit source]

See Flyer


Javelin[edit | edit source]

Kindjal fighter Craft[edit | edit source]

Levs[edit | edit source]

Military Levs as depicted in the Dune CCG

See Levitators

Levtrains[edit | edit source]

See Levtrain

Limocar[edit | edit source]

See Limocar

Methcars[edit | edit source]

See Methcar

Nells Chamber[edit | edit source]

See Nells chamber

Orship[edit | edit source]

See Orship

Railtaxi[edit | edit source]

See Railtaxi

Skyclipper[edit | edit source]

Update Ships[edit | edit source]

Vehicles from the 1984 Movie[edit | edit source]

Atreides Scout Flyer[edit | edit source]

Atreides space Transport[edit | edit source]

Transport Frigates -Dune 1984 Movie concept art

Emperor's Flagship[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Harkonnen Hammer-ship/frigate[edit | edit source]

Harkonnen frigate - concept art for the 1984 Dune movie

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

Harkonnen 3 passenger fighter[edit | edit source]

Sand Crawler[edit | edit source]

Sand Roller[edit | edit source]

Sand Tracker[edit | edit source]

Spice Scout[edit | edit source]

Spice Harvester Carrier - craft[edit | edit source]

Carryall as depicted in the 1984 Dune Movie

Vessels from the 2000 and 2003 Miniseries[edit | edit source]

Atreides Ornithopter[edit | edit source]

Atreides armoured Limocar[edit | edit source]

Guild Transport[edit | edit source]

Harkonnen Fighting Craft[edit | edit source]

Dune (Computer Game 1992) Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Ornithopter[edit | edit source]

Ornithopter as depicted in Cryos 1991 Dune

Spice Harvester[edit | edit source]

Harvester as depicted in Cryos 199 Dune

Spice Rocket[edit | edit source]

Dune II (1992) Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Combat Trike[edit | edit source]

Raider Trike[edit | edit source]

Combat Quad[edit | edit source]

Combat Tank[edit | edit source]

Rocket Launcher[edit | edit source]

Siege Tank[edit | edit source]

Sonic Tank[edit | edit source]

Deviator Launcher[edit | edit source]

Devastator[edit | edit source]

Spice Harvester[edit | edit source]

CHOAM Frigate[edit | edit source]

CHOAM Frigates as depicted in the Dune 2 Pc Game

Combat Ornithopter[edit | edit source]

Carryall[edit | edit source]

Mobile Construction Vehicle[edit | edit source]

Spaceport transport vehicle[edit | edit source]

Death Hand[edit | edit source]

Construction Yard Bulldozer[edit | edit source]

Bulldozer as depicted in Dune 2

Heavy Factory transport vehicle[edit | edit source]

Dune 2000 (1998) Vehicles[edit | edit source]

  • Trike : Requires : Light Factory ¬¬Weapon : Trikes are lightly armored, three-wheeled vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns, effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles. ¬¬Rate of Fire: 8 ¬¬Speed: 64 km/h ¬¬Armor: Light.  Trikes are vulnerable to most weapons, though high caliber guns are slightly less effective against them.
  • Quad : Requires : Upgraded Light Factory ¬¬Weapon : Stronger than the Trike in both armor and firepower, the Quad is a four-wheeled vehicle firing armor-piercing rockets.  The Quad is effective against most vehicles. ¬¬Rate of Fire: 7 ¬¬Speed: 54 km/h ¬¬Armor: Light.  Quads are resistant to bullets and high explosives, to a lesser degree.  However, Quads are vulnerable to missiles and high caliber guns.
  • Combat Tank : Requires : Heavy Factory ¬¬Weapon: The Combat Tank is effective against most vehicles, less so against lightly armored vehicles. ¬¬ Rate of Fire : 4.5-5-6 ¬¬Speed: 40 km/h ¬¬Armor: Medium. Combat Tanks are very resistant to bullet and heavy explosives, but vulnerable to missiles and high caliber guns. This intelligence applies to the Atreides tank. The Harkonnen is stronger but slower and the Ordos faster but weaker, another Ordos Model uses Balistic Seeking Missiles but far more vulnerable.
  • Ordos Combat Tank : Requires : Heavy Factory ¬¬Weapon: The Ordos Combat Tank is effective against all targets, mostly against lightly armored vehicles. ¬¬ Rate of Fire : 1.4 ¬¬Speed: 40 km/h ¬¬Armor: Medium. Ordos Combat Tanks are vulnerable to most weapons, though high caliber guns are slightly less effective.
  • Siege Tank : Requires : Upgraded Heavy Factory ¬¬Weapon:   Siege Tanks are very effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles - but very weak against heavily armored targets. ¬¬Rate of Fire:  2  ¬¬Speed: 30 km/h ¬¬Armor: Heavy.  Siege Tanks are resistant to bullets, and to some degree, high explosives. These units are vulnerable to missiles and high caliber guns.
  • Missile Tank : Requires : Upgraded Heavy Factory and Ix Research Center. ¬¬Weapon:  It is anti-aircraft capable and effective against most targets, except infantry units. ¬¬Rate of Fire:  -2.50 ¬¬Speed: 36  km/h ¬¬Armor: Medium.  Missile Tanks are vulnerable to most weapons, though high caliber guns are slightly less effective.
  • MCV : Requires : Heavy Factory and Repair Pad ¬¬Weapon: None.  The Mobile Construction Vehicle must be driven to a suitable deployment area.  After locating an appropriate area of rock, the MCV can be transformed into a Construction Yard. ¬¬Speed: 12  km/h ¬¬Armor: Medium.  MCVs are resistant to bullets and some high explosives. They are vulnerable to missiles and high caliber guns.
  • Devastator : Requires : Heavy Factory and Ix Research Center ¬¬Weapon: The Devastator is the most powerful tank on Dune - powerfully effective against most units, but slow - and slow to fire.  Nuclear powered, the Devastator fires dual plasma charges and may be ordered to self-destruct, damaging surrounding units and structures.  ¬¬Rate of Fire: 1.50 ¬¬Speed: 12  km/h ¬¬Armor: The Devastator is very resistant to bullet and high explosives, but vulnerable to missiles and high caliber guns.
  • Death Hand Missile : Requires : Harkonnen Palace ¬¬ Purpose : The Death Hand Missiles' warhead carries atomic cluster munitions. It detonates above the target, inflicting great damage over a wide area. ¬¬Build Time : 2 ¬¬Speed: 280 km/h ¬¬Armor: N/A.
  • Ornithopter : Requires : Upgraded High Tech Factory ¬¬Weapon: The fastest aircraft on Dune, the Ornithopther is lightly armored and capable of dropping 500lb bombs.  This unit is most effective against infantry and lightly armored targets, but also damages armored targets. ¬¬Rate of Fire:  10 ¬¬Speed: 168 km/h ¬¬Armor: They are vulnerable to missiles and can only be hit by anti-aircraft weapons.
  • Sonic Tank : Requires : Heavy Factory and Ix Research Center ¬¬Weapon: Sound. The Sonic Tank is most effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles - but weaker against armored targets. ¬¬Rate of Fire:  2 ¬¬Speed: 12 km/h ¬¬Armor:  Medium. They are very resistant to bullets and high explosives, but vulnerable to missiles and high caliber guns. ¬¬Note :   The Sonic Tank will damage all units in its firing path.
  • Raider Trike: Requires : Light Factory ¬¬Weapon: Raiders are similar to Combat Trikes, but the Ordos have refined their fire power, speed and armor to create a powerful and maneuverable  scout.  With dual 20mm cannons, Raiders are most effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles. ¬¬Rate of Fire: 8.2 ¬¬Speed: 84 km/h ¬¬Armor: Light.  Raiders are vulnerable to most types of weaponry, though high caliber guns are slightly less effective.
  • Deviator : Requires : Heavy Factory and Ix Research Center ¬¬Weapon: The Deviator's missiles discharge a silicon cloud that interferes with vehicle controls - temporarily changing the allegiance of the targeted unit. Personnel are not seriously effected by the cloud. ¬¬Rate of Fire:  -1.60 ¬¬Speed: 36  km/h ¬¬Armor: Medium.  The Deviator is vulnerable to most types of weapon, though high caliber guns are slightly less effective.
  • Stealth Raider : Requires : Upgraded Light Factory and High Tech Factory ¬¬Weapon: Stealth Raiders are an Duplicated version to Raiders and instead has an Stealth Modual.  With dual 20mm cannons, Raiders are most effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles. ¬¬Rate of Fire: 8.2 ¬¬Speed: 84 km/h ¬¬Armor: Light.  Stealth Raiders are vulnerable while if hit by most types of weaponry, though high caliber guns are slightly less effective.

Emperor: Battle for Dune (2001) Vehicles[edit | edit source]

MCV[edit | edit source]

Sand bike[edit | edit source]

Mongoose[edit | edit source]

Mongoose

APC[edit | edit source]

Minotaurus[edit | edit source]

Repair Vehicle[edit | edit source]

Sonic Tank[edit | edit source]

Carryall[edit | edit source]

Ornithopter[edit | edit source]

Air Drone[edit | edit source]

Advanced Carryall[edit | edit source]

Harvester[edit | edit source]

Buzzsaw[edit | edit source]

Assault Tank[edit | edit source]

Flame Tank[edit | edit source]

Missile Tank[edit | edit source]

Inkvine Catapult[edit | edit source]

Devastator[edit | edit source]

Gunship[edit | edit source]

Air defense Pla5form[edit | edit source]

Dust Scout[edit | edit source]

Dust Scout

Ordos APC[edit | edit source]

Laser Tank[edit | edit source]

harkonnen Advanced Carryall[edit | edit source]

Kobra[edit | edit source]

Deviator Raider[edit | edit source]

Eye in the Sky[edit | edit source]

Aa Mine[edit | edit source]

Ordos Advanced Carryall[edit | edit source]

NIAB tank[edit | edit source]

Maker[edit | edit source]

Projector[edit | edit source]

Infiltrator[edit | edit source]

Leech[edit | edit source]

Tleilaxu leech

Frank Herbert's Dune (2001) Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Dune Generations (2001, cancelled) Vehicles[edit | edit source]

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