The Hermes class Gunstars are the equivalent to the Mercury class Battlestars. They are intended to compliment, and eventually replace the older Titan class. They are equipped with eight Battlestar class engines and are the fastest ships in the Fleet. When all eight engines are operating at flank speed, they have been known to outrun their own Vipers. This speed comes at a cost, however. The Hermes class is relatively cramped internally. They are fuel intensive and must be supported by fleet tenders on a regular basis. Normally they run on only four engines to conserve fuel.
CREW COMPLIMENT: 900 crew, 500 Marines (One Marine Battalion)
GROUND VEHICLE COMPLIMENT: Landram Mk II Ground Assault Vehicles.
JUMP RANGE: Yes (Celestus Class)
CONSUMABLES: 1 Year