- It is not known what type or vessel is used as a "tanker bird". The vessel is mentioned by Admiral William Adama but is not seen on screen (TRS: "Occupation").
- Tankers are also mentioned as an option to fuel Vipers searching for the missing Lieutenant Kara Thrace (TRS: "You Can't Go Home Again").
- It is possible that the tankers are a Raptor or shuttle modified with a buddy refueling system.
- A refinery ship, either Daru Mozu or Hitei Kan, referred to as a "tanker," is attempting to refuel Striker (TRS: "Home, Part I").