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- It is not known what type or vessel is used as a "tanker bird". The vessel is mentioned by Admiral Adama in "Occupation", but is not seen on screen.
- 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 the Daru Mozu or the Hitei Kan, referred to as "tanker", is attempting to refuel the Striker in "Home, Part I".