A2 Hercules Starlifter

Large ship manufactured by Crusader Industries
Hercules A2 - Flying and firing over bombed Area 18.jpg
Production state
A2 Hercules
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleHeavy Bomber / Military Transport
SizeLarge (S5)
SeriesHercules
Capacity
Crew1 – 8
Cargo216 SCU
Stowage234,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
5,525,000 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$750
S. orig.
$700
Warbond
$675
W. orig.
$600
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
7,367 aUEC/$
Claim
41min
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length94 m
Beam70 m
Height23 m
Combat speed135 m/s
Max speed963 m/s
Mass3,139,240 kg

The A2 Hercules Starlifter is a military heavy gunship and bomber manufactured by Crusader Industries. 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]

Features

  • Equipment Storage: The A2 has 234,000K μSCU internal storage, nine 3,000K μSCU storage units (6 in engineering, 3 in the armory), as well as dedicated EVA suit lockers and gun racks in the bridge hallway. The center console in the bridge also houses a small compartment capable of holding 2 small firearms or equipment (such as the multi-tool).
  • Armory: In addition to the guns racks mentioned above, the A2 has a separate armory with guns racks for pistols, rifles, and even larger weapons (such as the Scourge Railgun). It also includes EVA suit lockers and the three storage units mentioned above in the ceiling of the armory.

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S2
Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S3
Amon & Reese Co.
1x
SX
Empty hardpoint
N/A
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S3
Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S3
Gorgon Defender Industries

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S3
Wei-Tek
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
2x
S1
M Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
2x
S1
M Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
2x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
4x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A
4x
S1
Main Thruster (Aux)
N/A
4x
S1
VTOL Thruster
N/A
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A
14x
S1
Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

Weaponnav.svgPilot weapon
2x
S5
Flashfire Systems
2x
S4
Behring Applied Technology
Turretnav.svgTurret
2x
S6
Remote Turret
N/A
4x
S5
Behring Applied Technology
2x
S5
Remote Turret
N/A
2x
S5
Amon & Reese Co.
3x
S5
Remote Turret
N/A
6x
S4
Behring Applied Technology
Missilenav.svgOrdnance
1x
S10
Internal Bomb Bay
N/A
4x
S10
MOAB
N/A
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
3x
S1
Noise Launcher
N/A
3x
S1
Decoy Launcher
N/A

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Hercules A2 in space - Isometric.jpg
Hercules A2 in space - Above.jpg
Hercules A2 in space - Port.jpg
Hercules A2 in space - Front.jpg
Hercules A2 in space - Rear.jpg
Hercules A2 in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
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Series variants

Image Name Description
Hercules C2 in space - Isometric.jpg
C2 Hercules Starlifter A civilian heavy transport.
Hercules M2 in space - Isometric.jpg
M2 Hercules Starlifter A military transport that supports strategic lift & landing operations.

Paints

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: August 6, 2022 (4 months ago) (2022-08-06) - temporary for Alpha 3.17.2

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Crusader Industries Showroom, Orison
Unavailable Unavailable 5,525,000

Renting

Unavailable

Gallery

A2 Starlifter Gallery takeoff.jpgA2 LivingQuarters.jpgA2 Starlifter Gallery combat.jpgHercules A2 - Flying and firing over bombed Area 18.jpg

IAE2951-day5-crusader-hercules-a2-side.jpgIAE2951-day5-crusader-nova-hercules-a2-front.jpg

A2 Starlifter Bombing Concept.pngHercules Starlifter Gunship Formation.jpgA2 Hercules Profiles.pngHercules Starlifter Gunner Pods.jpgA2 Hercules Starlifter Daisy Chain configuration.jpgA2 Hercules Starlifter Morning Star configuration.jpgA2 Hercules Starlifter in Battle.jpgCluster Bomb.jpgMOAB Bomb.jpg

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 Conceptist) in Foundry 42 UK with contributions from Sarah McCulloch (Conceptist), 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

References

  1. A2 Hercules Starlifter - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  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
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