Specifications - Viper Mark VII

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Summary

The Viper Mark VII is the Colonial Military's latest iteration of the venerable Viper space superiority fighter.

Having been brought into service some time after the First Cylon War and before the Fall of the Colonies, the Viper Mark VII is the most advanced space superiority fighter shown in the Battlestar Galactica RDM universe. It is shown as being in widespread use at the time of the Fall.

It is heavily reliant on advanced computer systems - this proves to be its downfall, as most fighters of its class are shut down and destroyed by Cylon infiltration thanks to the CNP backdoor. The only remaining fighters are retrofitted to older software and presumably recieve modifications to their systems to allow them to become more resistant to Cylon infiltration.


General

Class Space Superiority Fighter

Dimensions

Length ~9.8 m
Width ~5.6 m
Height ~3.0 m

Personnel

Officers 1 Pilot

Engineering

Sub-Light Engines 3 x turbo-thrust engines mounted aft , RCS points

Armament

Missle Systems Weapon hard-points for mounting missiles / munitions pods, etc. under the wings
Kenetic Projectil Weapons 3 x forward-firing kinetic energy weapons (KEW), 2 mounted towards the outboard sections of the wings, 1 x mounted in the vertical stabilizer