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| type= Military
 
| type= Military
 
| ftl= Yes
 
| ftl= Yes
| crew= Holds approximately 10 [[Cylon Centurion|Centurions]]
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| propol= * 8x sublight boosters <br /> * RCS thrusters
| role= Troop transport and gunship
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| crew= Approx. 10
| weapons= A 6-barrel [[Weapons in the Re-imagined Series#Viper and Cylon Raider|Kinetic Energy Weapon]] and at least one missile launcher
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| role= * Dropship <br /> * Gunship
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| arm= * 2x tri-barreled automatic cannons <br /> * Ship to ship missiles
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A '''Heavy Raider''' is a [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylon]] dual purpose attack and transport spacecraft, nicknamed "[[List of terms (RDM)|turkey]]" by the [[The Fleet (RDM)|Fleet]]'s military units ([[Maelstrom]]).
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A '''Heavy Raider''' is a [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylon]] dual purpose attack and transport spacecraft, analogous to the Colonial's [[Raptor]] vehicle. It is nicknamed a "[[List of terms (RDM)|turkey]]" by the surviving Colonial [[The Fleet (RDM)|Fleet]]'s military units {{TRS|Maelstrom}}.
 
 
The main armament of the Heavy Raider seems to consist of a barbette of six cannons mounted under the cockpit area of the vehicle (as seen [[:Image:KEW_Heavy_Raider.jpg|here]]). These cannons are capable of an extremely high rate of fire ([[Scattered]]). The Heavy Raiders are also capable of launching missiles.
 
 
 
The first Heavy Raider is seen as part of a Cylon search party looking for [[Karl Agathon|Karl "Helo" Agathon]] and [[Sharon Agathon|Sharon Agathon ''née'' Valerii]] on Cylon-occupied [[Caprica (RDM)|Caprica]] ([[Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down]]). Further sightings in Season 1 are in "[[Colonial Day]]" with one craft landing near Agathon and Valerii, and in space over Caprica in "[[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]".
 
  
Unlike the standard [[Raider (RDM)|Raider]], the Heavy Raider is either exclusively or optionally piloted by humanoid Cylons ([[The Hub]]) or Centurions, however it can apparently pilot itself ([[The Road Less Traveled]]).
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== Design ==
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The Heavy Raider shares many design similarities with the rest of the Cylon fleet, featuring an autonomous bio-mechanical design. However, this craft is also easily piloted by [[Cylon Centurion|Centurions]] or [[Humanoid_Cylon#Significant_Eight|Humanoid Cylons]] if needed. The Heavy Raider has no windows, and any Cylon piloting the craft must rely on telemetry delivered to a [[Datastream]] inside the craft for operation {{TRS|The Farm|Deadlock|}}.  
  
== Significant appearances ==
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Heavy Raiders typically carries two tri-barreled automatic cannons capable of high rates of fire. These are further augmented with ship-to-ship missiles, which can be easily connected to the Raider's DRADIS dish and converted into anti-aircraft batteries for use on a planetary surface {{TRS|Fragged}}.
  
A Heavy Raider with a boarding party of five Centurions crash-lands into ''[[Galactica]]'s'' unused starboard [[flight pod]] ([[Scattered]]).
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Typically, Heavy Raiders are tough targets, being able to withstand severe punishment, including crash landings {{TRS|Fragged|Razor}}.
  
During the [[Battle of the Communications Relay]], two Heavy Raiders make soft landings inside one of the flight pods of the [[Mercury class battlestar|battlestar]] ''[[Pegasus]]'' and unload Centurion boarding parties ([[Razor]]).
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== History ==
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The Heavy Raider was developed sometime during the forty year Cylon exile from [[Twelve Colonies of Kobol|Colonial]] contact, and were used in combat during the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies]]. Heavy Raiders delivered Centurions to the surface of Caprica and likely other Colonies as the start of the ground invasion {{TRS|The Plan}}. After the Fall, they continued to serve as troop transports for Centurions boarding the [[battlestar (TRS)|battlestars]] [[Pegasus (TRS)|''Pegasus'']] and [[Galactica (TRS)|''Galactica'']] {{TRS|Scattered|Fragged|Razor}} and entering battle on the [[Algae planet]] {{TRS|The Eye of Jupiter|Rapture|}}. The Cylons deployed one for every ten or so autonomous Raiders when attacking space-based targets {{TRS|Resurrection Ship, Part I|Flight of the Phoenix|}}.  They were also used to suppress human [[New_Caprica_Resistance|resistance]] fighters on the ground during the Cylon occupation of [[New Caprica]] {{TRS|Occupation}}.
  
[[Image:HR-Kobol-09-55.jpg|thumb|right|Heavy Raider on Kobol]]
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Humans and their allies were able to take advantage of Heavy Raiders.  With the help of a [[Sharon Agathon|rogue Number Eight Cylon]], the [[Caprica Resistance]] stole a Heavy Raider to [[Skirmish at the Farm|rescue]] [[Kara Thrace]] from a Cylon [[farm]], evacuate the resistance fighters to their base, and allow Thrace, the Eight, and [[Karl Agathon]]  to jump to Kobol and reunite with [[Laura Roslin|Laura Roslin's]] [[Laura Roslin faction|faction]] ([[TRS]]: "[[The Farm]]". [[Home, Part I]]").  With the help of the same Eight, Thrace was later able to use the navigational computer of the Heavy Raider to jump a fleet of [[Raptor]]s to [[Caprica]] to [[Rescue on Caprica|rescue]] the remaining Caprica Resistance members ([[TRS]]: "[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I]]," [[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]").  Heavy Raiders tow [[Viper (TRS)|Vipers]] into battle in order to catch [[Number One|Cavil's]] faction off-guard during the [[Battle of the Resurrection Hub]] {{TRS|The Hub}}.  Admiral [[William Adama]] reluctantly authorizes a Heavy Raider reconnaissance mission to the [[Colony]] as part of an attempt to rescue the kidnapped [[Hera Agathon]] {{TRS|Islanded in a Stream of Stars}}.
After shooting down a Colonial scouting party over [[Kobol (RDM)|Kobol]], a force of five Centurions lands near the crash site of [[Raptor 1]] in a Heavy Raider. They proceed to dismantle its missile launcher and [[DRADIS]] assembly in an attempt to build a surface-to-air missile battery, intending to shoot down any [[SAR|search and rescue]] parties that ''[[Galactica]]'' sends to find the survivors ([[Fragged]]).
 
  
The Heavy Raider is conclusively proven to be a troop transport in "[[The Farm]]" when Sharon Agathon ''née'' Valerii commandeers one and uses it to evacuate the [[Caprica Resistance]] after they rescue [[Kara Thrace]] from a Cylon hybrid "farm." That captured Heavy Raider is eventually used to jump to Kobol where Thrace, Agathon and Valerii finally hook up with Laura Roslin's fleet.
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Heavy Raiders also served as transports for non-combatants {{TRS|Occupation|Exodus, Part II|}}.
 
 
The Cylon attack fleet in "[[Flight of the Phoenix]]" includes a large amount of Heavy Raiders, which could indicate a planned boarding operation or merely the need for additional heavy firepower.
 
 
 
Months later, [[Felix Gaeta]] reveals that with Valerii's cooperation they are able to interface the navigational system of a captured Heavy Raider with a [[Raptor]]'s FTL drive, making it capable of farther and more accurate jumps than before (beyond Colonial FTL's [[Red Line]] limit) with significantly faster calculations (as previously determined from a captured [[Cylon Raider (RDM)|Cylon Raider]]).  A strike team is able to return to Caprica in less than ten jumps and successfully rescues the Caprica Resistance ([[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I]]).
 
 
 
After New Caprica, Thrace believes she sees a Heavy Raider in the atmosphere of a nearby gas giant, although no one else can see it. Its appearance may somehow relate to her [[The Destiny|alleged destiny]] ([[Maelstrom]]).
 
 
 
Heavy Raiders play a significant part in the battle to destroy the Cylon [[Resurrection Hub]]. Piloted by rebel Cylons, they tow powered-down Colonial Vipers to get them close without their engines and electronics being detected. After the cables are cut and the Vipers' systems activated, they engage the Cavil-faction baseships and Raiders until the resurrected [[D'Anna Biers]] is retrieved and the Vipers destroy the Hub in a nuclear missile strike ([[The Hub]]).
 
 
 
A Heavy Raider is seen running a joint CAP with Colonial Vipers in [[Deadlock]].
 
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
*According to [[Eric Chu]], [[Richard Livingston]] designed the Heavy Raider. <ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.mediablvd.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8278&st=260|title=Mediablvd forum post|date=|accessdate=|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
 
*According to [[Eric Chu]], [[Richard Livingston]] designed the Heavy Raider. <ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.mediablvd.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8278&st=260|title=Mediablvd forum post|date=|accessdate=|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
 
*As of "[[Razor]]", a new [[:image:Retconned Heavy Raider.jpg|retconned exterior design]] for the Heavy Raider is in use. It is virtually identical to the previous incarnation save for a new head canopy&mdash;which matches that of the [[:image:Raider retcon.jpg|retconned standard Raider]]&mdash;and the addition of missile launcher (capable of propelling two missiles) superior to the forward battery.
 
*As of "[[Razor]]", a new [[:image:Retconned Heavy Raider.jpg|retconned exterior design]] for the Heavy Raider is in use. It is virtually identical to the previous incarnation save for a new head canopy&mdash;which matches that of the [[:image:Raider retcon.jpg|retconned standard Raider]]&mdash;and the addition of missile launcher (capable of propelling two missiles) superior to the forward battery.
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*The production team never constructed the interior of the Heavy Raider.
  
 
== Related Imagery ==
 
== Related Imagery ==
  
<gallery>
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<gallery mode="slideshow">
Image:HeavyC.jpg|Heavy Raider over Kobol ([[Home, Part I]])&nbsp; &nbsp;
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Image:HeavyC.jpg|Heavy Raider over Kobol {{TRS|Home, Part I}}&nbsp; &nbsp;
Image:HR - Firing KEW.jpg|Firing frontal 6-barrel [[KEW]] ([[Scattered]]) &nbsp; &nbsp;
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Image:HR - Firing KEW.jpg|Firing frontal 6-barrel [[KEW]] {{TRS|Scattered}} &nbsp; &nbsp;
 
Image:Heavy Raider Aft.jpg|Heavy Raider aft view (Scattered).
 
Image:Heavy Raider Aft.jpg|Heavy Raider aft view (Scattered).
Image:Baseships over Caprica II.jpg|Deployed from a baseship ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]).
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Image:Baseships over Caprica II.jpg|Deployed from a baseship {{TRS|Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II}}.
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Image:HR-Kobol-09-55.jpg|Heavy Raider on Kobol.
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Image:Closeup Heavy Raider Cockpit Redesigned .png|Closeup of the head.
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Image:Heavy Raider Flying In Viper CAP.png|Flying joint CAP's after the mutiny.
 
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=246 A collection of images of the Cylon Heavy Raider]
  
 
==References==
 
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[http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=246 A collection of images of the Cylon Heavy Raider]
 
  
 
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This article is about the Re-imagined Series heavy raider. For other versions, see Cylon Raider.


Heavy Raider
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Heavy Raider in the separate continuity
Heavy Raider in the primary continuity

A Heavy Raider is a Cylon dual purpose attack and transport spacecraft, analogous to the Colonial's Raptor vehicle. It is nicknamed a "turkey" by the surviving Colonial Fleet's military units (TRS: "Maelstrom").

Design

The Heavy Raider shares many design similarities with the rest of the Cylon fleet, featuring an autonomous bio-mechanical design. However, this craft is also easily piloted by Centurions or Humanoid Cylons if needed. The Heavy Raider has no windows, and any Cylon piloting the craft must rely on telemetry delivered to a Datastream inside the craft for operation (TRS: "The Farm", "Deadlock").

Heavy Raiders typically carries two tri-barreled automatic cannons capable of high rates of fire. These are further augmented with ship-to-ship missiles, which can be easily connected to the Raider's DRADIS dish and converted into anti-aircraft batteries for use on a planetary surface (TRS: "Fragged").

Typically, Heavy Raiders are tough targets, being able to withstand severe punishment, including crash landings (TRS: "Fragged", "Razor").

History

The Heavy Raider was developed sometime during the forty year Cylon exile from Colonial contact, and were used in combat during the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. Heavy Raiders delivered Centurions to the surface of Caprica and likely other Colonies as the start of the ground invasion (TRS: "The Plan"). After the Fall, they continued to serve as troop transports for Centurions boarding the battlestars Pegasus and Galactica (TRS: "Scattered", "Fragged", "Razor") and entering battle on the Algae planet (TRS: "The Eye of Jupiter", "Rapture"). The Cylons deployed one for every ten or so autonomous Raiders when attacking space-based targets (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part I", "Flight of the Phoenix"). They were also used to suppress human resistance fighters on the ground during the Cylon occupation of New Caprica (TRS: "Occupation").

Humans and their allies were able to take advantage of Heavy Raiders. With the help of a rogue Number Eight Cylon, the Caprica Resistance stole a Heavy Raider to rescue Kara Thrace from a Cylon farm, evacuate the resistance fighters to their base, and allow Thrace, the Eight, and Karl Agathon to jump to Kobol and reunite with Laura Roslin's faction (TRS: "The Farm". Home, Part I"). With the help of the same Eight, Thrace was later able to use the navigational computer of the Heavy Raider to jump a fleet of Raptors to Caprica to rescue the remaining Caprica Resistance members (TRS: "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I," Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II"). Heavy Raiders tow Vipers into battle in order to catch Cavil's faction off-guard during the Battle of the Resurrection Hub (TRS: "The Hub"). Admiral William Adama reluctantly authorizes a Heavy Raider reconnaissance mission to the Colony as part of an attempt to rescue the kidnapped Hera Agathon (TRS: "Islanded in a Stream of Stars").

Heavy Raiders also served as transports for non-combatants (TRS: "Occupation", "Exodus, Part II").

Notes

  • According to Eric Chu, Richard Livingston designed the Heavy Raider. [1]
  • As of "Razor", a new retconned exterior design for the Heavy Raider is in use. It is virtually identical to the previous incarnation save for a new head canopy—which matches that of the retconned standard Raider—and the addition of missile launcher (capable of propelling two missiles) superior to the forward battery.
  • The production team never constructed the interior of the Heavy Raider.

Related Imagery

External links

References

  1. Mediablvd forum post (backup available on Archive.org) (in ).