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A '''Swallow''' is an decoy drone used to lure enemy heat-seeking missiles away from a Colonial vessel.
[[Image:Raptor Decoys Away.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Swallows leaving Raptors. ([[Battle of New Caprica]])]]
A '''swallow''' is an decoy drone used to lure enemy guided missiles away from a Colonial vessel, typically it is launched by the [[ECO]] as part of a Raptor's [[ECM]] suite.


These devices were deployed from [[Raptor 478]] to successfully lure away two missiles shot at it by a [[Cylon Raider]] during the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies]] ([[Mini-Series]]).
These devices were deployed from [[Raptor 478]] to successfully lure away two missiles shot at it by a [[Cylon Raider]] during the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies]] {{TRS|Miniseries}}.


The pilot of the Raptor deploys these and other devices on request from the [[ECO]].
Enough swallows can mimic the electrical "footprint," or signatures of other spacecraft, even that of [[Battlestar (RDM)|battlestars]] when programmed and grouped together {{TRS|Exodus, Part II}}.
 
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* Swallows seem to serve as a combination [[w:Chaff (radar countermeasure)|chaff]], [[w:Decoy|decoy]], and [[w:Electronic countermeasures|electronic countermeasures]] suite.


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Latest revision as of 06:03, 7 September 2020

Swallows leaving Raptors. (Battle of New Caprica)

A swallow is an decoy drone used to lure enemy guided missiles away from a Colonial vessel, typically it is launched by the ECO as part of a Raptor's ECM suite.

These devices were deployed from Raptor 478 to successfully lure away two missiles shot at it by a Cylon Raider during the Fall of the Twelve Colonies (TRS: "Miniseries").

Enough swallows can mimic the electrical "footprint," or signatures of other spacecraft, even that of battlestars when programmed and grouped together (TRS: "Exodus, Part II").

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