Wedge-shaped vessel

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Wedge-shaped vessel
Wedge-shaped vessel
Race: Colonial
Type: Military/Civilian
FTL: Yes
Propulsion: * 2x sublight engines
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The "Wedge" type also known as a "Defender" type[1] is a support vessel in service with the Colonial Fleet by the tenth year of the First Cylon War.

History

During the First Cylon War, one of these ships is reported destroyed by Cylon forces, and hidden away within Cylon controlled space. This is a ruse created by the Colonial Fleet in order to hide away a large amount of units in preparation for an offensive against Cylons targets ("Blood and Chrome").

After the Fall of the Colonies, two of these ships escape with Galactica, though it is unknown if they share the same military role, as Galactica is initially the only known military vessel to have survived the attacks, and these ships do not participate in any post exodus engagements with the Cylons (TRS).

Ships In Class

Name Number Status Last Seen
Unknown Unknown Active, part of "Ghost Fleet", YR58 (42 BCH) "Blood & Chrome".
Unknown Unknown Scuttled, part of Galactica's refugee fleet, YR04 (4 ACH) TRS: "Daybreak, Part II".
Unknown Unknown Scuttled, part of Galactica's refugee fleet, YR04 (4 ACH) TRS: "Daybreak, Part II".

Notes

  • This ship appears to be based on a design created by a fan of the series, Todd Boyce. On his website where many other fan fiction renderings are hosted, he called the ship the "Defender". Battlestar Wiki is not a fan fiction repository, however, the remarkable similarity between the artist's ship and its inclusion in the Re-imagined Series warrant mention in this encyclopedia.
  • With some Reaver additions, the ship appears as a background vessel in the movie Serenity. The effects for both Serenity and Battlestar Galactica were produced by Zoic.
  • In an odd continuity error, these ships appear at various times, with varying sizes. In "Blood & Chrome", it is nearly as large a Galactica type battlestar, instantly dwarfing the other ships around it, including battlestars Osiris and Valkyrie. While in the TRS series, it is only a quarter of the size of the Galactica type battlestar.

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References

  1. This is a Battlestar Wiki descriptive term.


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
Osiris | Yashuman | Triton | All Named | All Unnamed

Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Catamaran type | Watersled type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

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

Colonial Stations: Armistice Station | Colonial Fleet Headquarters | Ministry of Defense | Ragnar Anchorage
Scorpion Fleet Shipyards


Colonial Civilian

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

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

Post-Fall Civilian Fleet: Astral Queen | Cloud 9 | Colonial One | Daru Mozu | Demetrius | Gemenon Traveler | Gideon
Olympic Carrier | Prometheus | Rising Star | Scylla | Zephyr | List of all civilian ships

Civilian Ship Types: Passenger liners | Mining ships | Repair ships | Tylium refinery ships | Research ships

Civilian Operators: Gemon Liners | Pan Galactic | Saggitarian Spaceways | Eversun


Cylon

Basestar Types: Cylon War Era basestars | Modern basestar | Guardian basestar | Rebel basestar

Support Ships: Resurrection Ship | Reconnaissance Drone | Freighter

Auxiliary Craft: Cylon War Era Raider | Modern Raider | Heavy Raider

Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub