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November 17th 2017

DRAKE Herald
Guard Your Bytes

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Don’t let the utilitarian lines or the vertical silhouette fool you. The Herald is one half pure speed and one half cutting edge high tech computer system, which makes it Drake’s inaugural information runner.

While the Herald looks more like an angry beetle than a sleek racing ship, it’s very, very fast. In fact, Drake has designed a spacecraft that’s almost more engine than ship. Pilots report that running a Herald at full speed is a little like strapping yourself to a thruster. Unlike traditional racers, the Herald values speed over maneuverability because it’s designed to intercept, protect and transport sensitive information as effectively as possible.

While producing a high-tech courier ship might seem unusual for Drake, rest assured the Herald has a place alongside the Caterpillar, Cutlass, Buccaneer and Dragonfly. Although intended for use strictly as a fast data runner ship, the extensive computer systems aboard the Herald are often adapted for darker purposes.


About the Herald


The Drake Herald joins an elite group of fast ships which includes the M50, 350R and Mustang Gamma. QA reports that navigating the Murray Cup map in Arena Commander using the Herald is a true challenge … are you pilot enough?

The Drake Herald will be introduced as flight ready in Star Citizen’s next patch, Alpha 2.6. The Herald will be on sale for one week following the release of patch 2.6 allowing potential couriers to pick up this fast starship. Additional functionality relating to the Herald, including systems related to data and hacking, will be introduced in future Persistent Universe patches.

A booklet from FTL Courier Services, one of the companies proudly using the Herald in the ‘verse, is available below for your enjoyment. Whether you’re interested in picking up a Herald or not, we hope you’ll enjoy this deeper look at the Star Citizen world.


Visit the Herald



Technical Overview

Herald

Model

Focus

Medium Data

Description

The Drake Herald is a small, armored ship designed to safely get information from Point A to Point B. Featuring a powerful central engine (for high speed transit and generating the power needed for effective data encryption/containment), advanced encryption software and an armored computer core, the Herald is unique among personal spacecraft in that it is designed to be easily ‘cleaned’ when in danger of capture.

Measurement

Length

23.5m

Beam

12.5m

Height

9.0m

Size

Small

Mass

66,031kg

Structural

Cargo Capacity

0

SCM Speed

185 m/s

Afterburner Speed

1,362 m/s

Min Crew

1

Max Crew

1

Maneuvering

Pitch Max

40.0 deg/s

Yaw Max

40.0 deg/s

Roll Max

40.0 deg/s

X-Axis Acceleration

56.1 ms/s

Y-Axis Acceleration

126.5 ms/s

Z-Axis Acceleration

50.9 ms/s

Avionics

Radar

Computers

Systems

Power Plants

Coolers

Shield Generators

Propulsion

Fuel Intakes

Fuel Tanks

Quantum Drives

Jump Modules

Quantum Fuel Tanks

Thruster

Main Thrusters

Maneuvering Thrusters

Weapons

Weapons

Turrets

Missiles

Utility Items

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Cam view

View angle

Systems

Render type

About the Sale

Disclaimer

Remember: we are offering this pledge ship to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The funding generated by sales such as this is what allows us to include deeper, non-combat oriented features in the Star Citizen world. All ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game.

The Herald will be available ‘flight ready’ when Star Citizen Alpha 2.6 launches. Additional modules, variants and/or upgrades will be available in the future.

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