Schick engine

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Schick engine
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Pattern type Tagalong
Number of cells 39
Bounding box 20×11
Direction Orthogonal
Period 12
Mod 12
Speed c/2
Speed (unsimplified) 6c/12
Heat 43.2
Discovered by Paul Schick
Year of discovery 1972

Schick engine (or Schick ship) is a period-12 c/2 orthogonal spaceship that was found by Paul Schick in 1972. Alternatively, it may refer just to the tagalong (displayed in green) that is attached to the back of the two lightweight spaceships. The tagalong may also be attached to the back of two middleweight spaceships, two heavyweight spaceships, or a lightweight spaceship and a heavyweight spaceship.

Its eleven-cell rear spark can be perturbed by other c/2 spaceships to form a variety of puffers and thus it is a puffer engine.

The Schick engine first appeared naturally on 12th February 2019,[1] having previously emerged (along with its middleweight and heavyweight variants) from symmetric soups on Catagolue.[2][3][4]


Tagalong in green

See also


  1. Adam P. Goucher (February 12, 2019). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums
  2. Richard Schank (December 14, 2014). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums
  3. Richard Schank (March 10, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums
  4. gmc_nxtman (March 20, 2016). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums

External links

  • 39P12H6V0.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs