Cylon freighter (TOS)

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Cylon freighter
Cylon freighter
Race: Cylon
Type: Military
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The Cylon freighter (or Cylon tanker) is an unarmed ship used throughout the Cylon sphere of influence to transport fuel and other goods. Cylon fuel tankers may be used to support an offensive operation, as demonstrated at the Battle of Cimtar. Cylon fuel tankers allow the fighters to deploy far in excess of the ranges they are normally capable of without basestar support. This frees the basestars to attack the Colonies while the fighters disposed of the battlestars at Cimtar (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").

Vipers from both Galactica and Pegagus launch a mission in an attempt to capture Cylon freighters in order to resupply the fleet. The plan is foiled when Commander Cain intentionally destroys the freighters in order to force Adama into a position where he needed to attack Gamoray (TOS: "The Living Legend, Part I").

In the separate continuity

An empty Cylon fuel tanker discovered in orbit around Cimtar by Apollo and Zac (Annihilation!).

Marvel Comics

Above the old moon Cimtar, Capt. Apollo and Lt. Zac happen across an empty Cylon tanker. After probing "behind" the fuel tanker, Apollo comes across a massive build-up of Cylon Raider craft, and head back to their battlestar.

Following Apollo's report, both Colonel Tigh and Commander Adama properly surmise that the tankers were deployed to refuel the Raiders, given that the basestars were deployed against the Twelve Colonies of Man (Annihilation!).

Dynamite Entertainment comics

Freighters are outfitted for various duties, including those of personnel carriers (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #4).

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