M2 Hercules Starlifter

Large ship manufactured by Crusader Industries
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Production state
M2 Hercules
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleMilitary Transport
SizeLarge (S5)
SeriesHercules
Capacity
Crew1 – 3
Cargo522 SCU
Stowage468,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
5,225,300 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$520
S. orig.
$480
Warbond
$480
W. orig.
$400
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
10,049 aUEC/$
Claim
25 min
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length94 m
Beam70 m
Height23 m
Combat speed135 m/s
Max speed963 m/s
Mass3,139,240 kg

The M2 Hercules Starlifter (nickname: "Mama Bird")[1] is a military protean vehicle transport that supports strategic lift and landing operations (i.e. Sword of Hope). It is manufactured by Crusader Industries.[2] It is the UEE's premier tactical starlifter. The ship's potent combination of capacity, maneuverability, and durability make it the obvious choice in large-scale transport, and a robust weapons package assures your cargo, and crew, gets to where they're going in one piece.[3]

In-game description

The M2 Hercules is the UEE's premier tactical starlifter. The ship's potent combination of capacity, maneuverability, and durability make it the obvious choice in large-scale transport, and a robust weapons package assures your cargo, and crew, gets to where they’re going in one piece.

Features

  • Equipment Storage: The M2 has 468,000K 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 M2 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.
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
3x
S5
Remote Turret
N/A
6x
S4
Behring Applied Technology
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 M2 in space - Isometric.jpg
Hercules M2 in space - Above.jpg
Hercules M2 in space - Port.jpg
Hercules M2 in space - Front.jpg
Hercules M2 in space - Rear.jpg
Hercules M2 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.
Hercules C2 in space - Isometric.jpg
C2 Hercules Starlifter A civilian heavy transport.

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
5,225,300 Unavailable 5,225,300

Renting

Unavailable

Gallery

M2 Carry 2 Nova Tanks.jpgTumbril Nova CrossBanner 21-9-Compressed.jpgM2 Starlifter Armory.jpgM2 Gallery Fly Front.jpgM2 Feature Weapons.jpgM2 Feature Armour.jpgM2 Cargo.jpgM2 Starlifter armory-suits.jpgM2 Fly Gallery.jpgM2 Living Quarters.jpgCRUS Starlifter x3.jpg

IAE2951-day5-crusader-hercules-m2.jpg

M2 Hercules Starlifter.jpgM2 Hercules concept - Profiles.pngC2 and M2 Hercules VTOL.jpgHercules Starlifter Cockpit.jpg

Development

The Hercules was introduced in 2018-05-03 in the Around the Verse episode.[4] 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).[5]

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.[6]
  • Hercules is the first ship in the Star Citizen universe designed to transport tanks (such as the Nova).
  • The first active-duty Starlifter squadron in the United Empire of Earth Navy was the 82nd Squadron. It has been active since at least March 2824.

See also

References

  1. Introducing The Hercules: Crusader's Premier Tactical Starlifter. Transmission - Comm-Link
  2. Hercules - Ship Brochure
  3. M2 Hercules Starlifter - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  4. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - The Labours of Hercules (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  5. David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Work in Progress: Crusader Hercules Starlifter, Jump Point, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 15-32, 2018-05-31.
  6. Reverse the Verse - Hercules Starlifter and Anvil Hurricane
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