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The '''Raider''' is the primary fighter attack craft of the [[Cylons (TOS)|Cylons]]. Raiders are typically crewed by three [[Centurion (TOS)|centurions]]. Two centurions sit up front at the controls to pilot the ship, while the third centurion sits on a raised chair behind the others to command and coordinate ([[The Hand of God (TOS)|The Hand of God]]).  
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The '''Raider''' is the primary fighter attack craft of the [[Cylons (TOS)|Cylons]]. Raiders are typically crewed by three [[Centurion (TOS)|centurions]]. Two centurions sit up front at the controls to pilot the ship, while the third centurion sits on a raised chair behind the others to command and coordinate {{OS|The Hand of God}}.  
  
It is armed with two forward-firing laser cannons and can carry bombs in bays within the wings and on racks mounted beneath the wings ([[Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II]]). Oval in shape, the piloted Raider has two sublight engines for propulsion. The vehicle is both space and atmosphere-capable ([[The Long Patrol]]).
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It is armed with two forward-firing laser cannons and can carry bombs in bays within the wings and on racks mounted beneath the wings {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II}}. Oval in shape, the piloted Raider has two sublight engines for propulsion. The vehicle is both space and atmosphere-capable {{OS|The Long Patrol}}.
  
On extended missions, Raiders have been known to be accompanied by [[Cylon freighter (TOS)|fuel tanker]]s. This allows wings of Raiders to cross large areas of space (relatively speaking) at sublight speeds without the aid of a [[Basestar (TOS)|basestar]].  This tactic is normally used on sneak attack missions, allowing Raider wings to slip past enemy defenses undetected, whereas a basestar would easily be spotted by enemy scanners ([[Saga of a Star World]]).
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On extended missions, Raiders have been known to be accompanied by [[Cylon freighter (TOS)|fuel tanker]]s. This allows wings of Raiders to cross large areas of space (relatively speaking) at sublight speeds without the aid of a [[Basestar (TOS)|basestar]].  This tactic is normally used on sneak attack missions, allowing Raider wings to slip past enemy defenses undetected, whereas a basestar would easily be spotted by enemy scanners {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
[[Image:Raidercrew.jpg|thumb|left|A typical Raider crew ([[Saga of a Star World]]).]]
 
Despite their larger crew and greater potential for firepower, the Raider often finds itself outmatched by the [[Viper (TOS)|Colonial Viper]]. This may be in part to the greater maneuverability of the Viper, and the skill of the [[Warrior|Colonial Warriors]] that fly them. Apollo seems confident in his ability to defeat Raiders if they possess any fewer than 10 to 1 in numbers ([[Saga of a Star World]]).
 
  
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Despite their larger crew and greater potential for firepower, the Raider often finds itself outmatched by the [[Viper (TOS)|Colonial Viper]]. This may be in part to the greater maneuverability of the Viper, and the skill of the [[Warrior|Colonial Warriors]] that fly them. Apollo seems confident in his ability to defeat Raiders if they possess any fewer than 10 to 1 in numbers {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
== Advanced A-B Raider ==
 
[[Image:Cylon A-B Raider.jpg|thumb|The A-B Raider above earth.]]
 
The massive A-B Raider is an advanced form of Raider. It has a crew of five, consisting of two Cylon Androids ([[Andromus]] and [[Andromidus]]) and three Centurions. Its exact offensive and defensive capabilities are unknown. It seems to possess an offensive range far greater than that of conventional Raiders (and [[Viper (TOS)|Colonial Vipers]]) as well as some form of communication jamming.
 
  
In the only recorded encounter, Captain [[Kanon]] and Lieutenant [[Britton]] discover the A-B Raider while on recon duty in a two-seat version Colonial Viper. Unable to damage it with the Viper's conventional weapons, Kanon rams the A-B Raider, crippling both craft. The A-B Raider's trajectory causes it to crash on the surface of [[Earth (TOS)|Earth]], destroying all its occupants except its Commander, Andromus, and [[Centuri|one of the Centurion pilots]]. While Lieutenant Britton is injured in the collision, the Viper manages to limp back to ''[[Galactica (TOS)|Galactica]]'' to report their findings on this new threat and the fact that the Cylons have landed.
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== Dimensions ==
 
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The interior of the full scale Cylon Raider cockpit set measures 9' x 10' x 7'1.5" while the maximum width of the 4' 1.5" high "windshield" is 8'1" <ref name="The Official Battlestar Galactica Blueprints (ISBN 0-448-16296-2)">{{cite magazine|quotes= |last=  |first=  |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 1978 |month=  |title= Interior Cylon Fighter Cockpit, from The Official Battlestar Galactica Blueprints (ISBN 0-448-16296-2) |magazine=Starlog |volume= |issue= |pages= |id= |url= |accessdate= }}</ref>. The shape and dimensions of the windshield are in fairly good agreement with those of the SFX miniature; the full scale vehicle would be about 41 feet (12.5 meters) long and 50.5 feet  (15.4 meters) wide.
The A-B Raider is fitted with an [[automatic detonator]], a self-destruct device that is capable of destroying the craft entirely. After crash landing outside of [[w:New York City|New York City]], Andromus activates this mechanism, noting they had [[micron]]s until it destroyed the ship. The [[w:New York State Police|New York State Police]] that respond to the crash are unable to find anything ([[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]).  
 
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
[[Image:Original Cylon Raider.jpg|thumb|150px|Original Cylon raider as seen in the Re-imagined series]]
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* Cylon ships of the identical appearance were used during the [[Cylon War]] in the [[Re-imagined Series]] {{TRS|Razor}}.
* Cylon ships of the identical appearance were used during the [[Cylon War]] in the [[Re-imagined series]] ([[Razor]]).
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* In ''Galactica 1980'', these Raiders are still in use 30 years since the [[Battle of Cimtar|Fall of the Twelve Colonies]]. However, they are slowly being phased out by an [[A-B Raider|advanced Raider]] with increased firepower and other advanced technologies ("[[The Super Scouts, Part I]]", "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]").
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* The [[Galactica 1980 4|fourth issue of the re-imagined ''Galactica 1980'']] comic book series identifies the mainstay Cylon Raider as an "alpha class." As this is a [[BW:SEPCON|separate continuity]] source, this is not considered [[canon]] to either the Original Series or its spin-off.
  
 
== Related Images ==
 
== Related Images ==
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Image:RaiderSchematics.jpg|A Raider schematic displayed by a scanner on ''Galactica'' ([[Saga of a Star World]]).
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Image:Raidercrew.jpg|A typical Raider crew {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
Image:Raider pilot helm.jpg|The helm console of a Raider ([[Baltar's Escape]]).
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Image:RaiderSchematics.jpg|A Raider schematic displayed by a scanner on ''Galactica'' {{OS|Saga of a Star World}}.
Image:Abreadout.jpg|The initial sensor readings the recon Viper gets regarding the A-B Raider.
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Image:Raider pilot helm.jpg|The helm console of a Raider {{OS|Baltar's Escape}}.
Image:Warbook.jpg|The A-B Raider as displayed in the [[Warbook]].
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Image:Raider underside.jpg|The underside of a Raider ([[The Return of Starbuck]]).
Image:Humanoidscan.jpg|A close scan of the A-B Raider displaying a humanoid Cylon.
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Image:Original Cylon Raider.jpg|Original Raider as seen in the Re-imagined Series.
 
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Latest revision as of 12:59, 17 January 2021

This article is about the Original Series raider. For other versions, see Cylon Raider.


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Cylon Raider in the separate continuity
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The Raider is the primary fighter attack craft of the Cylons. Raiders are typically crewed by three centurions. Two centurions sit up front at the controls to pilot the ship, while the third centurion sits on a raised chair behind the others to command and coordinate (TOS: "The Hand of God").

It is armed with two forward-firing laser cannons and can carry bombs in bays within the wings and on racks mounted beneath the wings (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II"). Oval in shape, the piloted Raider has two sublight engines for propulsion. The vehicle is both space and atmosphere-capable (TOS: "The Long Patrol").

On extended missions, Raiders have been known to be accompanied by fuel tankers. This allows wings of Raiders to cross large areas of space (relatively speaking) at sublight speeds without the aid of a basestar. This tactic is normally used on sneak attack missions, allowing Raider wings to slip past enemy defenses undetected, whereas a basestar would easily be spotted by enemy scanners (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").

Despite their larger crew and greater potential for firepower, the Raider often finds itself outmatched by the Colonial Viper. This may be in part to the greater maneuverability of the Viper, and the skill of the Colonial Warriors that fly them. Apollo seems confident in his ability to defeat Raiders if they possess any fewer than 10 to 1 in numbers (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").

Dimensions

The interior of the full scale Cylon Raider cockpit set measures 9' x 10' x 7'1.5" while the maximum width of the 4' 1.5" high "windshield" is 8'1" [1]. The shape and dimensions of the windshield are in fairly good agreement with those of the SFX miniature; the full scale vehicle would be about 41 feet (12.5 meters) long and 50.5 feet (15.4 meters) wide.

Notes

Related Images

References

  1. (1978) "Interior Cylon Fighter Cockpit, from The Official Battlestar Galactica Blueprints (ISBN 0-448-16296-2)". Starlog.