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Winner of the 2018 Zhodani Base Award for Best Ship or Deckplan!

Along with James Lancaster’s ubiquitous Atlas-class freighter design, the Hercules-class heavy freighter is considered to be a second generation gravitic drive design with the first generation being simple conversions of existing reaction drive vessels without internal gravity fields and inertial compensators. Designed from onset to be a pure gravitic drive design, the Hercules completed its first round of trials at the same time the Atlas-class was entering commercial service with Lancaster Shipping.

The Hercules is a huge freighter, as big as a navy cruiser and bigger by far than every other interstellar capable commercial vessel. With over half the ship dedicated to cargo carrying capacity, the class is a “must own” for mercantile companies regardless of their fleet size. Now having been in service for over a century it is still an attractive option as a used purchase for more successful ship owners looking to increase profits on a lucrative cargo run. 

Within these pages, you will find the standard Hercules as well as these popular variants:

Tanker - Used by mining corporations, shipping corporations, and other private fleets as a refueling vessel.

Transport - Used by some governments as a troop transport, the Hercules can transport a light battalion into battle.

Hercules-class Heavy Freighter comes complete with beautiful views of the ship.  The Hercules is presented with full deckplans and statistics to make your use of our product simple, easy, and fun. Though designed specifically with our Clement Sector setting in mind, the Hercules will be at home in any science fiction setting.

Climb aboard!  Adventure awaits!

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August 02, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on April 21, 2018.