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Valkyrie type battlestar

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Valkyrie type battlestar
Valkyrie type battlestar
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Type: Military
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The Valkyre type Battlestar was an advanced class of light Battlestar in the Colonial Fleet at the time of the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. It appears to have been the work horse of the Battlestar fleet, existing in large numbers.

During the Cylon assault on the Twelve Colonies, several battlestars of the class attempt to engage the Cylons over Caprica, only to be disabled by the CNP's backdoors. They are destroyed shortly after. (TRS: "The Plan")[1]

At least two unnamed battlestars of the class are docked at the Scorpion Fleet Shipyards when it is destroyed (TRS: "Razor").


Design

This class was possibly the smallest class of Battlestar to be used by the Colonial fleet. Measuring around 700 meters long, it's about the length of the Flight pod on a Galactica Type Battlestar.

It featured four large sub-light engines, a number of smaller manoeuvring thrusters littered around the ship. In addition to this it is presumed to feature an FTL drive, although there is no on screen evidence of this, the existence of examples millions of kilometres apart would imply that one is installed.

Physically it is far more "jagged" then other Battlestar classes, with lots of sharp edges but also plenty of curving lines. The hull is covered with guns, missile launchers and sensors, giving it a sharp and streamlined but functional look. The Class is far more compact then most others, with the pods closer to the main hull and the head being only a couple meters wider then the main hull. The underside of the ship shows much of the internal structures, and lacks significant weaponry, indicating that it is not designed to be exposed to fire in a battle.

It's flight pods are single layered. Each Flight pod has 3 viper lunch tubes located in a rectangular section underneath the pod. The tubes run parallel to the Flight deck and pointing forwards. The launch tubes presumably operate in a different way to those on larger ships to allow a higher launch rate. They are also significantly longer. The Valkyrie type appears to lack the Raptor pads seen on the Mercury Class, however, there are sections on either side of the head that may serve this purpose.

Weaponry

The Valkyrie type has more weapons per square meter then any other class. Equipped with 16 small turrets, and 35 heavier (though much smaller then on other classes) ones, it has a huge number of guns. There is also (presumably) an unknown number of point defence guns that would be located between the armour plating (much like on the Mercury). This Class made much more use of missiles then other Classes, with the large turrets being caperble of firing small anti-fighter ones, and with atleast 6 silos containing ship to ship missiles.

The airwings size is unknown. However, in "The Plan" the Valkyrie has at least 20 vipers nearby. There is no evidence that this represents the full airwing.

Capabilities

Although a small hull (at least when compared to ships like the Mercury Class or Galactica type) these ships were heavily used. They have been shown to be used for a number of roles including patrols, covert opperations and even planetary protection. The small size, mass production, and apparent range of abilities presumably meant that it was perfect for a peace time fleet, as they would be cheep, and would have a number of uses. It may have lacked the ability to produce Vipers unlike it's larger cousins.

See also


Notes

  • In the BSG Film, "Razor" a couple of Valyrie types can be seen at the Scorpia Fleet Shipyards with what would appear to be a roll bar above the engine section. This feature is not present during the Cylon attack on the shipyards, leading some to speculate that the ships seen with the roll bar were in fact different to those seen without it. The fact that it cannot be seen whether or not the roll bar is connected to the ship and that no other example of the class has been shown to include it, has lead some to speculate that it was a part of the shipyard. The feature is commonly treated as an upgraded version of the class in fan groups, with added or better ability to operate in an atmosphere.
  • The Science of Battlestar Galactica names two Battestars as being at the Scorpio Fleet shipyards during the attack. These ships, Bellerophon and Remses are thus likely examples of this class.

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