Powerful Cylon Raider
is the primary attack craft of the Cylon Empire and is considered
one of the most lethal combat fighters in the known universe.
A standard Raider is 45.28 feet (13.8 meters)
long, 63.4 feet (19.3 meters) wide.
Raiders have a standard crew of three Cylon Centurions who split
all duties during combat as gunner, pilot, and the lead Centurion
Raiders are powered by two high-energy Fusion reactors, one Tylium
energizer and possesses superior fuel reserves than that of Viper
which give the Raider an extended combat range over that of the
Colonial Viper. Unlike the Colonial Vipers, Cylon Raiders do not
have Turbo boosters, Cylon engines only capable of discharging
ions from their particle thrust engines at 76.009% the velocity
of light. What she lacks in speed however the Raider more than
makes up for in agility.
from the Colonial War-Book places the Raider's rate of
role of 46.22 degrees per second squared and pitch rate of 88.5
d/s^2. Launch speed is 11 m/s^2 with a cruising speed of 44.4
m/s. This is superior to that of the Viper which was designed
more as an interceptor while the Raider falls into the combat
class of Heavy Fighter.
Raider are armed with
two Laser-Torpedo guns and, according to the Colonial War-Book,
has an armored hull 5.6 centimeters thick. So, while the Raider
is slower than a Viper, the Cylon fighter's superior maneuverability,
agility and greater fuel reserves make it more than a statistical
match for the Viper.
Despite these tactical
advantages human pilots maintained a high kill ratio over that
of the Cylons during the 1000 Yharn war. This is due primarily
to the poor abstract thought processes of Cylon pilots. If is
for this reason the primary Cylon tactic was to attack in groups
of three, in a diamond formation. This strategy facilitated a
3 on 1 attack and thus maximize firepower... a true representation
of the Cylon belief that the advantage of attacking in large numbers
is preferable to creative thought.
Mk. IX STARFIGHTER:
m/s^2 (-28.51 m/s^2 breaking)
Atmosphere - 1152.9 kph (-989.7
Tylium reactor (150*10^12
2 high-energy fusion reactors (60*10^12
centimeter re-enforced armored hull
30mm Laser-Torpedo guns (standard)
two-hundred kiloton Solonite missiles (optional)
4 twenty megaton Solonite bombs (optional)