Hermes-class Shuttle

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Logistical Data
Recovery rate (per day) 5%
Maintenance (sup/month) 2.0
Cargo capacity 50
Maximum crew 10
Skeleton crew 2
Fuel capacity 15
Maximum burn 9
Fuel per light year 0.5
Ordnance points 27
Flight decks 0
Combat Performance
Hull integrity 1,200
Armor rating 200
Defense Omni Shield
Flux capacity 1,000
Flux dissipation 80
Top speed 125
Mounts 3x Small Ballistic
Advanced Stats
CR per deployment 20%
Recovery cost (supplies) 2
Peak performance (sec) 180
Shield arc 120
Shield upkeep/sec 40
Shield flux/damage 1
The Hermes is a small, dependable cargo hauler often converted for transport duty among poor frontier worlds. Its crew and passenger facilities are charitably described as "robust" but manages to get the job done with remarkable consistency despite the primitive maintenance facilities it frequents.

Factory-spec, the Hermes is armed only for "active collision avoidance", but its turret system is often upgraded to achieve nearly full albeit light point-defense coverage that can destroy the stray missile while escaping from active combat zones. This firepower is meagre compared to dedicated combat ships so only a mad or truly desperate captain would employ the Hermes in front line combat.

–In-Game Description

Hermes (D)-class Shuttle

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Logistical Data
Recovery rate (per day) 5%
Maintenance (sup/month) 2.0
Cargo capacity 50
Maximum crew 10
Skeleton crew 2
Fuel capacity 15
Maximum burn 8 (-1)
Fuel per light year 0.5
Ordnance points 27
Flight decks 0
Combat Performance
Hull integrity 1,200
Armor rating 200
Defense Omni Shield
Flux capacity 1,000
Flux dissipation 80
Top speed 100 (-25)
Mounts 3x Small Ballistic
Advanced Stats
CR per deployment 20%
Recovery cost (supplies) 1 (-1)
Peak performance (sec) 180
Shield arc 120
Shield upkeep/sec 40
Shield flux/damage 1
Ships that would be decommissioned in quieter times now see widespread use throughout the Sector. The hull designation for such ships is usually tagged with a "D", for "damaged" or "defective".

The Hermes is a small, dependable cargo hauler often converted for transport duty among poor frontier worlds. Its crew and passenger facilities are charitably described as "robust" but manages to get the job done with remarkable consistency despite the primitive maintenance facilities it frequents.

Factory-spec, the Hermes is armed only for "active collision avoidance", but its turret system is often upgraded to achieve nearly full albeit light point-defense coverage that can destroy the stray missile while escaping from active combat zones. This firepower is meagre compared to dedicated combat ships so only a mad or truly desperate captain would employ the Hermes in front line combat.

–In-Game Description

Notes[edit | edit source]

Though the Hermes has very little value in any combat situation, it can provide valuable extra cargo capacity, especially if several of them are bought. Most markets sell them freely and at very low cost, and they require minimal crew to operate. Though not as cost efficient as the Buffalo freighter, they are much faster, and more suitable for use in a highly mobile frigate fleet.

A free Hermes can be found in the abandoned station that orbits Asharu in the Corvus system. It can be taken by the player.

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Frigates Afflictor · Brawler · Centurion · Cerberus · Dram · Gremlin · Hermes · Hound · Hyperion · Kite · Lasher · Mercury · Monitor · Mudskipper · Mudskipper Mk.II · Omen · Ox · Scarab · Shade · Shepherd · Tempest · Vigilance · Wayfarer · Wolf
Destroyers Buffalo · Buffalo Mk.II · Condor · Drover · Enforcer · Gemini · Hammerhead · Harbinger · Medusa · Mule · Nebula · Phaeton · Salvage Rig · Shrike · Sunder · Tarsus · Valkyrie
Cruisers Apogee · Aurora · Colossus · Colossus Mk.II · Colossus Mk.III · Dominator · Doom · Eagle · Falcon · Gryphon · Heron · Mora · Starliner · Venture
Capitals Astral · Atlas · Atlas Mk.II · Conquest · Legion · Odyssey · Onslaught · Paragon · Prometheus · Prometheus Mk.II
Stations Low Tech · Midline · High Tech · Gargoyle · Merlon · Ravelin
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Derelict Defender · Picket · Sentry · Warden · Bastillon · Berserker · Rampart · Guardian · Mothership
Remnant Flash · Lux · Spark · Glimmer · Lumen · Fulgent · Scintilla · Brilliant · Radiant · Battlestation


Change History[edit | edit source]

0.8.1a-RC5

  • Fuel capacity reduced from 25 to 15
  • Fuel per l.y. & jump cost reduced from 1 to 0.5
  • Fuel Range increased from 25 to 30


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