Temporal Viper

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Temporal Viper
Temporal Viper
Race: Colonial
Type: Military
FTL: No
Propulsion: three sublight aft-mounted engines
Crew: 1 pilot, plus 1 (optional) co-pilot
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Role: Space superiority fighter
Weapons: 2 forward-firing laser-torpedo guns, temporal warper
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Additional Information
Temporal Viper in the separate continuity
Temporal Viper in the primary continuity


The Colonial Temporal Viper[1] is a modified primary space superiority fighter and attack craft designed by Zee, and deployed by a reluctantly exasperated Commander Adama as a last ditch effort to protect Galactica from a certain demise. Only two were ever modified due to the Fleet's resource scarcity.

As with a standard Viper, it is capable of both atmospheric and long-range spacial flight, capable of operation by a single-pilot, with two-forward mounted laser-torpedo guns as standard, in addition to a temporal weapons package in the form of the temporal warper. The temporal warper has a limitation of ten shots before it requires a recharge from a special temporal battery (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #1).

Aesthetically, the modified Viper is a dark gray featuring orange striping across its fuselage and wings, and the addition of a nose stabilizer fin on the fuselage (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #1). It is also capable of carrying two persons in tandem, although this is discomforting to pilots (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #3 & #5).

The ship also features temporal shielding, thus allowing its two test pilots—Apollo and Starbuck—to remain unaffected when Galactica is removed from the timeline, and allowing the craft to survive a temporal storm into an alternate reality (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #1 & #2).

Only one Temporal Viper remains in existence after their initial deployment, as Apollo's is destroyed during the Battle of Cache (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #5).

References

  1. This is a Battlestar Wiki descriptive term.