M2 Hercules

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M2 Hercules
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRSD)
SizeLarge
FocusHeavy Military Lifting
Production stateIn Concept
Maximum crew3
Cargo capacity468 SCU
Cost
Pledge cost480 USD
Specifications
SCM speed130 m/s
Length94 m
Beam70 m
Height23 m

The Crusader M2 Hercules (nickname: "Mama Bird")[1] is a military protean vehicle transport that supports strategic lift and landing operations (i.e. Sword of Hope).[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]

Variants

  • C2 Hercules: The C2 Hercules is the civilian transport variant of the Hercules.
  • A2 Hercules: The A2 Hercules is the military gunship/bomber variant of the Hercules.

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD Radar Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
TBD Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
TBD Power Plant Large (Large) 1 x 1
TBD Cooler Large (Large) 1 x 1
TBD Shield Generator Large (Large) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD Fuel Intake Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
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Fuel Tanks
TBD Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
TBD Quantum Drive Large (Large) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
TBD Jump Module Large (Large) 1 x 1
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Quantum Fuel Tanks
TBD Quantum Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
TBD Main Thrusters Main 1 x 4
TBD Retro Thrusters Retro 1 x 2
TBD VTOL Thrusters VTOL 1 x 4
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Maneuvering Thrusters
TBD Fixed Maneuvering Thruster Fixed 1 x 12

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
TBC TBC Ballistic Cannon 4 (4) 1 x 2
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Turrets
TBD TBD 3 (3) 2 x 3
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Utility Items
TBD TBC Countermeasures TBD (TBD) 1 x 6

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 Concept Artist) in Foundry 42 UK with contributions from Sarah McCulloch (Concept Artist), 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).

See also

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