Air Force Viper

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Air Force Viper
Air Force Viper
Race: Caprican
Type: Military
FTL: No
Propulsion: 2x jet engines
Crew: 1 pilot
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Role: Air superiority fighter
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Armaments: 2x auto-cannons
7x munitions hardpoints [1]
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Fate: Retired
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Other Images: Gallery
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The Air Force Viper[2] is a Caprican Air Force aircraft used for atmospheric flight on Caprica in the years prior to the Cylon War. It follows an earlier model and predates those Vipers used by the Colonial Fleet in the first and second Cylon engagements.

A Viper flight simulator featuring these single-pilot fighter jets is available through the virtual world interface for holoband users. Fifty-eight years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, Zoe Graystone and her date Philomon fly atmospheric Vipers over a simulated sea and oil rigs. Unfamiliar with the controls, Zoe accidentally collides with Philomon's fighter, sending both jets crashing into the water (CAP: "The Imperfections of Memory").

Notes

  • Interior shots of the Viper in "The Imperfections of Memory" feature several cuts to existing footage from episodes of Battlestar Galactica, including one from "Razor" that features the cockpit and DRADIS console of the Viper Mark II. [3]
  • The Air Force Viper appears to be a marriage of components from existing military aircraft like the F-18 and F-14.
  • On his personal website, VFX modeler Pierre Drolet describes this Viper as a "Caprica[n] Air Force fighter jet (not a star fighter)."[4]

References


Ships in the Re-Imagined Series, Caprica, & Blood & Chrome


Historical

Ancient Kobolian: Galleon


Colonial Military

Battlestar Classes: Mercury class | Galactica-type | Valkyrie-type | Orion class

Battlestars: Galactica | Pegasus | Valkyrie | Columbia | Archeron
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Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Demeter type | Alert type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

Auxiliary Craft: Viper Mark II | Viper Mark III | Viper Mark VII | Stealthstar | Blackbird | Raptor | Atmospheric Shuttle

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Pre-Cylon War: Air Force Viper | Blackhawk | Graystone blimp | Jump ship | Phoenix

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

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Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub