Vintage Viper

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Vintage Viper
Vintage Viper
Race: Caprican
Type: Military
FTL: No
Propulsion: 2x propellers
Crew: 1 pilot
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Role: Air superiority fighter
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Fate: Retired prior to YR42
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Other Images: Gallery
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The Vintage Viper was a military aircraft used for atmospheric flight on Caprica, predating the Air Force Viper used by the Caprican Military, as well as those used by the Colonial Fleet in the first and second Cylon engagements.

In operation some time prior to the introduction of a later jet engine-propelled Viper, the "vintage" Viper was a single-pilot, fixed-wing propeller aircraft. It was distinguished by twin aft propellers, a camouflage paint scheme that featured a shark face at the nose. Despite no longer being in service in the year 42, a painting of these Vipers in flight hangs in the executive boardroom of Graystone Industries in Caprica City, Caprica (CAP: "Things We Lock Away").

In the virtual world, these vintage Vipers are still in operation, launched from the Dreadnaught to strafe the streets of New Cap City, derezzing users at random (CAP: "There is Another Sky", "The Imperfections of Memory", "Ghosts in the Machine").

Notes

  • In materials prepared by Doug Drexler for 2010 Emmy Awards voters, the New Cap City Viper is referred to as the "Vintage Viper" and described as:
Careering through the noir canyons of New Cap City, these wild street strafing aircraft are launched from a monster dirigible. A spin on the P-40 Tomahawk, these retro Vipers take center stage while raining chaos upon the denizens of this neon festooned urban underbelly. Like the Phoenix, this vintage Viper CG model is fully functional and rigged. A calculated economical poly count of 169109. [2]

References


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


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