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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]]").
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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}}.
  
 
== Design ==
 
== 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 [[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]]").  
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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|}}.  
  
The Heavy Raider 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 disassembled with the Raider's DRADIS dish into anti-aircraft batteries for use on a planet's surface ([[TRS]]: "[[Fragged]]").
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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}}.
  
Typically, Heavy Raiders are a tough target to defeat, being able to withstand severe punishment, including crash landings ([[TRS]]: "[[Fragged]]", "''[[Razor]]''").  
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Typically, Heavy Raiders are tough targets, being able to withstand severe punishment, including crash landings {{TRS|Fragged|Razor}}.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
The Heavy Raider was developed sometime during the forty year Cylon exile from Colonial contact. It took the Colonials by surprised when they were utilized to attack the Colonies at the onslaught of the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|Fall]]. Helpless people were left to watch as Centurions marched out as the ground invasion began ([[TRS]]: ''[[The Plan]]'').
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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}}.
 
 
Since the Fall, the Cylons have utilized the vehicle in their fleet, by deploying them alongside the autonomous Raider as a means of defense, deploying one for every ten or so Raiders ([[TRS]]: "[[Resurrection Ship, Part I]]", "[[Flight of the Phoenix]]").
 
 
 
During the [[Battle of the Communications Relay]], at least one Heavy Raider landed a boarding party led by a [[Number Six]] on the ''Pegasus'' after its defenses were disabled by [[Gina Inviere]]. This led to her exposure as a Cylon agent. ([[TRS]]: ''[[Razor]]'')
 
 
 
During the [[Battle of Kobol]], one Heavy Raider landed on the surface of [[Kobol]] and deployed [[Centurion]]s and another crashed in ''Galactica's'' starboard landing bay, disgorging a Centurion boarding party who attempted to take over the ship at the same time that a [[Cylon computer virus]] shut down all power. ([[TRS]]: "[[Scattered]]," "[[Fragged]]")
 
 
 
With the help of the [[Sharon Agathon|Caprica copy]] of [[Sharon Valerii|Boomer]], the [[Caprica Resistance]] stole a Heavy Raider which they used to rescue [[Kara Thrace]] from a Cylon farm. Kara, Sharon and [[Karl Agathon|Helo]] then used the Heavy Raider to jump to Kobol where they found [[Laura Roslin|Laura Roslin's]] [[Laura Roslin faction|faction]] and eventually reunited with ''Galactica''. ([[TRS]]: "[[The Farm]]". [[Home, Part I]]")
 
 
 
When the [[Cylon computer virus|logic bomb]] tried to take over ''Galactica'', hundreds of Heavy Raiders as well as regular Raiders were part of the force coming to finish off the fleet. [[Sharon Agathon]] managed to reprogram the logic bomb and send it to the attack force, disabling all the Raiders and Heavy Raiders. They were then destroyed in the [[Great Cylon Turkey Shoot]] that followed. ([[TRS]]: "[[Flight of the Phoenix]]")
 
 
 
With the help of Sharon Agathon, Kara Thrace was able to use the navigational computer of a Heavy Raider to jump a fleet of [[Raptor]]s to [[Caprica]] to [[Rescue on Caprica|rescue]] the Caprica Resistance and jump back to ''Galactica'' with much less FTL jumps than would normally be required. ([[TRS]]: "[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I]]," [[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]")
 
 
 
During the [[Battle of New Caprica]], the [[Cylon Occupation Authority]] and [[Gaius Baltar]] used a Heavy Raider to leave [[New Caprica]] after ''Galactica'' and ''Pegasus'' returned and freed the planet. ([[TRS]]: "[[Exodus, Part II]]")
 
 
 
Upon arriving at the [[algae planet]], [[Number Three (Downloaded copy)|D'Anna Biers]] covertly and secretly dispatches a Heavy Raider with around fifteen [[Cylon Centurion]]s onboard in order to get troops on the ground. During the ensuing [[Battle of the Algae Planet]], D'Anna, [[Gaius Baltar]], and a [[Number One|Cavil]] model travel to the planet in a Heavy Raider escorted by five others. This nearly causes [[William Adama|Admiral Adama]] to launch nuclear missiles to destroy the [[Temple of Five]] and the [[Eye of Jupiter]] to keep the Cylons from getting it. Not wanting to risk this, the other Cylons order a [[Number Three]] to recall the Heavy Raiders, but wanting D'Anna to get to the planet, she only recalls five, betting that Adama won't fire over just one ship. She proves to be right and he backs down. The Heavy Raider transports D'Anna, Baltar and Cavil to the planet where they find the Temple and D'Anna gets a vision of the faces of the [[Final Five]]. The two Heavy Raiders that landed on the planet are destroyed when the sun goes supernova. ([[TRS]]: "[[The Eye of Jupiter]]", "[[Rapture]]")
 
 
 
Following the [[Battle of the Trinary Star System]], all the [[Rebel Basestar]] has left for fighters are its Heavy Raiders and [[Leoben Conoy (New Caprica copy)|Leoben Conoy]] sets out in one that is heavily damaged and locates the ''[[Demetrius]]'' and offers an alliance between the Colonials and the rebel Cylons. The Heavy Raider later explodes, killing Sergeant [[Erin Mathias]]. Though Leoben is blamed, he claims no responsibility and speculates that the damage caused the Heavy Raider's reactor to go critical. ([[TRS]]: "[[The Road Less Traveled]]")
 
 
 
When Colonial [[Viper]] pilots and the Cylon rebel pilots (made up of [[Number Six|Sixes]] and [[Number Eight|Eights]]) team up to destroy the [[Resurrection Hub]], they plot to have the Cylon pilots tow the Vipers behind their Heavy Raiders in order to catch [[Number One|Cavil's]] faction off-guard. During the following [[Battle of the Resurrection Hub]] the ploy works and the enemy Cylons are caught completely by surprise. The Heavy Raiders and Vipers work together to fight off the two enemy basestars regular Raiders. After the battle ends when D'Anna is unboxed and rescued and the Hub is destroyed by a nuclear strike from the Vipers, both the Vipers and Heavy Raiders return to the Rebel Basestar and jump away. ([[TRS]]: "[[The Hub]]")
 
 
 
During the [[Standoff Between Galactica and the Cylon Rebels]], when D'Anna is called to ''Galactica'' to view the signal from [[Earth]], she comes in a Heavy Raider escorted by Vipers. ([[TRS]]: "[[Revelations]]")
 
  
Following [[Gaeta's Mutiny]], Heavy Raiders start running [[CAP]] with ''Galactica's'' Vipers and one, piloted by a Six, recognizes [[Sharon Valerii|Boomer's]] [[Raptor]] as being piloted by a [[Number Eight]]. Along with the Vipers, the Heavy Raider escorts Boomer's Raptor to ''Galactica''. ([[TRS]]: "[[Deadlock]]")
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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}}.
  
What happens to these craft after the [[Battle of the Colony|destruction]] of [[The Colony]] is unknown ([[TRS]]: "[[Daybreak, Part II]]").
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Heavy Raiders also served as transports for non-combatants {{TRS|Occupation|Exodus, Part II|}}.
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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== Related Imagery ==
 
== Related Imagery ==
  
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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}}.
 
Image:HR-Kobol-09-55.jpg|Heavy Raider on Kobol.
 
Image:HR-Kobol-09-55.jpg|Heavy Raider on Kobol.
 
Image:Closeup Heavy Raider Cockpit Redesigned .png|Closeup of the head.
 
Image:Closeup Heavy Raider Cockpit Redesigned .png|Closeup of the head.
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Latest revision as of 12:33, 17 January 2021

This article is about the Re-imagined Series heavy raider. For other versions, see Cylon Raider.


Heavy Raider
Heavy Raider
Race: Cylon
Type: Military
FTL: Yes
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Additional Information
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 ).