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Recon is shorthand for "reconnaissance," and used throughout both the Original and Re-imagined Series.
A variety of crafts use this term in their craft's nomenclature, particularly:
- Recon Viper 1, a craft Starbuck pilots in "The Long Patrol."
- Recon Probe 3, a craft Apollo pilots in "The Lost Warrior."
- Recon Probe Delta, a craft piloted by Briton and Kanon during routine patrols to intercept Cylons who may happen across Earth in "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I."