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M2 Hercules Starlifter

Large ship manufactured by Crusader Industries
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M2 Hercules Starlifter
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleTransport Military
SizeLarge
Crew1 – 3
SeriesHercules
Cargo capacity522 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Pledge
StandaloneUS$520
OriginalUS$480
WarbondUS$480
OriginalUS$400
AvailabilityAlways available
Specifications
Length94 m
Beam70 m
Height23 m
Combat speed130 m/s

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.

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
AMRS - Amon & Reese Co.
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S3
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S3
GODI - Gorgon Defender Industries

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
WETK - Wei-Tek
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
3x
S5
Remote Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
  • 6x
    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 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
A2 Starlifter Bombing Concept.png
A2 Hercules Starlifter Focused as a military heavy gunship & bomber.
Hercules C2 in space - Isometric.jpg
C2 Hercules Starlifter A civilian heavy transport.

Paints

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

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
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"Cerberus" Black color. (tbc) (tbc)
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"Draco" Gold color with black highlights. (tbc) (tbc)
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"Timberline" Olive green with orange accents. (tbc) (tbc)
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"Frostbite Camo" White and grey camo. (tbc) (tbc)
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"Invictus Blue and Gold" Blue base color and gold highlights. (tbc) (tbc)

Gallery

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

M2 Hercules Starlifter.jpg
M2 Hercules concept - Profiles.png
C2 and M2 Hercules VTOL.jpg
Hercules Starlifter Cockpit.jpg

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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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