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A2 Hercules

Large ship manufactured by Crusader Industries
A2 Starlifter Bombing Concept.png
A2 Hercules
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRSD)
RoleHeavy Military Lifting
SizeLarge
Crew1 – 8
SeriesHercules
Cargo capacity234 SCU
Production state
  • In Concept
Loaner vehicleStarfarer Gemini
Pledge
StandaloneUS$700
OriginalUS$700
AvailabilityQuantity limited sales
Specifications
Length94 m
Beam70 m
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The Crusader A2 Hercules or Hercules Starlifter is a military heavy gunship and bomber. The A2 gunship has been used to devastating effect in airborne assaults, search and rescue operations, and landing initiatives. With more than double the firepower of the M2, and a custom bomb bay capable of delivering a staggering payload, the A2 caters to anyone hauling massive amounts of cargo through potentially unfriendly skies.[1]

Variants

  • C2 Hercules: The C2 Hercules is the civilian transport variant of the Hercules.
  • M2 Hercules: The M2 Hercules is the military vehicle/troop transport variant of the Hercules.

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD Radar Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
TBD Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
TBD Power Plant Large (Large) 1 x 2
TBD Cooler Large (Large) 1 x 2
TBD Shield Generator Large (Large) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD Fuel Intake Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Fueltanknav.svg
Fuel Tanks
TBD Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
TBD Quantum Drive Large (Large) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
TBD Jump Module Large (Large) 1 x 1
Quantumfueltanknav.svg
Quantum Fuel Tanks
TBD Quantum Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
Mainthrusternav.svg
Main Thrusters
TBD Main Thrusters Main 1 x 4
TBD Retro Thrusters Retro 1 x 2
TBD VTOL Thrusters VTOL 1 x 4
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Maneuvering Thrusters
TBD Fixed Maneuvering Thruster Fixed 1 x 12

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
TBC TBC Ballistic Cannon 5 (5) 1 x 2
TBC TBC Ballistic Cannon 4 (4) 1 x 2
Turretnav.svg
Turrets
TBD TBD 3 (3) 2 x 3
Apocalypse Arms Revenant Ballistic Gatling 4 (4) 2 x 2
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Missiles
TBC TBC Bomb 10 (10) 1 x 4
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Utility Items
TBC TBC Countermeasures TBD (TBD) 1 x 6

Development

The Hercules was introduced in 2018-05-03 in the Around the Verse episode.[2] The ship concept is designed by Michael Oberschneider (Senior Concept Artist) in Foundry 42 UK with contributions from Sarah McCulloch (Concept Artist), Paul Jones (Art Director), Corentin Billemont (Systems Designer), John Crewe (Lead Technical Designer).[3]

Trivia

  • The term Starlifter was originally referred to Genesis Starlifter, a variant of the Genesis Starliner. According to the 2018-05-04 episode of Reverse the Verse, the Genesis Starlifter has been superseded by the Hercules Starlifter.[4]
  • Hercules is the first ship in the Star Citizen universe designed to transport tanks (such as the Nova).

See also

Gallery

References

  1. A2 Hercules Starlifter - Ship Page
  2. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - The Labours of Hercules (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  3. David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Work in Progress: Crusader Hercules Starlifter, Jump Point, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 15-32, 2018-05-31.
  4. Reverse the Verse - Hercules Starlifter and Anvil Hurricane