C2 Hercules Starlifter

Large ship manufactured by Crusader Industries
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Production state
C2 Hercules Starlifter
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleTransport
SizeLarge
SeriesHercules
Capacity
Crew1 – 2
Cargo696 SCU
Stowage672,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
4,925,500 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$400
S. orig.
$360
Warbond
$370
W. orig.
$300
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
12,314 aUEC/$
Claim
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length94 m
Beam70 m
Height23 m
Combat speed135 m/s
Max speed963 m/s
Mass3,139,240 kg

The C2 Hercules Starlifter is a civilian heavy transport manufactured by Crusader Industries. Utilizing the patented Hercules military-grade spaceframe and expanding cargo capacity, while sacrificing barely any firepower, the C2 has taken the private sector by storm. It has become the industry standard for racing teams, ship dealers and manufacturers, construction orgs, mining corporations, and even large-scale touring entertainment outfits.[1]

Features

  • Cargo: The C2 Hercules can carry an impressive amount to cargo for a crew of just two, with the ability to store up to 696 SCU's of cargo within its hold as well as 672,000K μSCU of internal stowage. And thanks to its front and rear ramps, it also has the ability to carry ground vehicles, including large vehicles like the Nova, Ballista and Spartan.
  • Equipment Stowage: As well as the stowage capacity mention above, the C2 also has dedicated EVA suit lockers and gun racks.
  • Escape Pods: In the circumstance of your ship being close to having a catastrophic failure, Crusader has your back with a set of quick, safe and secure escape pods.
  • Easy Access Components: The ship components can be easily accessed from within the vehicle, allowing you to maintain or repair without the need to go outside the ship.
  • Living Areas: The Starlifter can be a home away from home, thanks to its spacious crew quarters with beds, bathrooms, personal areas and storage. The ship also has a separate crew rest room with seating, kitchen and even a large monitor for watching your favorite vids on the Spectrum.
  • Weapons: With a pair of forward facing pilot controlled Size 5 gun hard-points, which can be discreetly concealed, and a rear facing remote controlled turret that can hold a pair of Size 4 guns, the C2 can hit back hard if required.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S2
CHCO - Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S3
BASL - Basilisk
Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
M Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
M Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
2x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
4x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
4x
S1
Main Thruster (Aux)
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
4x
S1
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
14x
S1
Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S5
FFSY - Flashfire Systems
Turretnav.svgTurrets
2x
S5
Remote Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
  • 4x
    S4
    BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
3x
S1
Noise Launcher
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
3x
S1
Decoy Launcher
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Hercules C2 in space - Isometric.jpg
Hercules C2 in space - Above.jpg
Hercules C2 in space - Port.jpg
Hercules C2 in space - Front.jpg
Hercules C2 in space - Rear.jpg
Hercules C2 in space - Below.jpg
Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
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Series variants

Image Name Description
Hercules A2 in space - Isometric.jpg
A2 Hercules Starlifter Focused as a military heavy gunship & bomber.[2]
Hercules M2 in space - Isometric.jpg
M2 Hercules Starlifter A military transport that supports strategic lift & landing operations.[3]

Paints

The following paints (skins) can be used on all variants of the Hercules series.

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Hercules C2 Argent in space - Isometric.jpg
"Argent" Sliver colour with silver/grey camo and grey accents. [not available] 16.00 [4]
Hercules C2 BIS2951 in space - Isometric.jpg
"Best In Show 2951" Metallic blue colour with dark grey accents. Limited reward for Hercules C2 owners only. [not available] (Reward)
Hercules C2 Cerberus in space - Isometric.jpg
"Cerberus" Dark grey colour with a dark blue sheen coming off it at certain angles of light and dark grey accents. [not available] 11.50 [5]
Hercules C2 Draco in space - Isometric.jpg
"Draco" Goldish colour with dark grey & tan accents. [not available] 11.50 [6]
Hercules C2 Dryad in space - Isometric.jpg
"Dryad" Green camo colour with grey and green accents [not available] 16.00 [7]
Hercules C2 Frostbite in space - Isometric.jpg
"Frostbite" Blueish white colour with grey/black camo pattern and dark grey accents. [not available] 16.00 [8]
Hercules C2 Invictus BG in space - Isometric.jpg
"Invictus Blue & Gold" Blue colour with dark grey & gold accents and a Invictus logo. Only available during the annual Invictus event. [not available] 16.00
Hercules C2 Sylvan in space - Isometric.jpg
"Sylvan" Pale green colour with grey and light grey accents. [not available] 11.50 [9]
Hercules C2 Timberline in space - Isometric.jpg
"Timberline" Olive green colour with dark grey & orange accents. [not available] 11.50 [10]

Gallery

C2 Cargo.jpg
C2 Gallery Landing.jpg
C2 Weapons.jpg
C2 Gallery Cockpit.jpg
C2 Feature Carry.jpg
C2 Gallery flyby Lorville.jpg
C2 Feature Style clouds.jpg
Crusader-Hercules trailer-Thumb.jpg
SKU StarLifter M2 Nova PACK-1-Min.jpg
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C2 Hercules Starlifter 220203.png
IAE2951-day5-crusader-hercules-c2.jpg
IAE2951-day10-bis-hercules.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-hercules-03.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-hercules-02.jpg
Invictus-2950-hologram-hercules-01.jpg
Hercules C2 Cerberus - Landed.jpg
Hercules C2 Draco - Landed.jpg
Hercules C2 Frostbite - Landed.jpg
Hercules C2 Invictus Blue and Gold - Landed.jpg
Hercules C2 Timberline - Landed.jpg
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C2 Hercules concept - Profiles.png
C2 Hercules Starlifter Cargo Hold.jpg
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C2 and M2 Hercules VTOL.jpg
Hercules Starlifter Exterior Work In Progress January 2021.jpg
Hercules Starlifter Cargo Hold Work In Progress January 2021.jpg

Development

The Hercules was introduced in 2018-05-03 in the Around the Verse episode.[11] 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).[12]

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.[13]
  • Hercules is the first ship in the Star Citizen universe designed to transport tanks (such as the Nova).

See also

References

  1. C2 Hercules Starlifter - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  2. A2-Hercules. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  3. M2-Hercules. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  4. Hercules Starlifter Argent Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  5. Hercules Starlifter Cerberus Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  6. Hercules Starlifter Draco Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  7. Hercules Starlifter Dryad Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  8. Hercules Starlifter Frostbite Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  9. Hercules Starlifter Sylvan Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  10. Hercules Starlifter Timberline Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 07/12/2021
  11. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - The Labours of Hercules (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  12. David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Work in Progress: Crusader Hercules Starlifter, Jump Point, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 15-32, 2018-05-31.
  13. Reverse the Verse - Hercules Starlifter and Anvil Hurricane
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