M2 Hercules Starlifter

Large ship manufactured by Crusader
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M2 Hercules Starlifter
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Flight ready
M2 Hercules Starlifter
Size
Large
Series
Capacity
Crew
1 – 3
Cost
Standalone
$ 520.00€ 525.20 <br />£ 442.00 <br /> ($ 480.00€ 484.80 <br />£ 408.00 <br />)
Warbond
$ 480.00€ 484.80 <br />£ 408.00 <br /> ($ 400.00€ 404.00 <br />£ 340.00 <br />)
Availability
Time-limited sales

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]

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

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
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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

Acquisition

Gallery

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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