Cylon Raider - external stores?

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Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by Slater » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:23 am

I read somewhere that the Raider could carry externally-mounted weapons if required. I don't think I ever saw this in any of the BSG episodes, although if these ships could flatten a city one would imagine that they would need something more powerful than just their cannons (bombs or missiles?).

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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by Cylon-Knight » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:15 am

I could see how that would look/happen... but like you said - "why" - the Raiders can, in mass, flatten cities - or take out a Battlestar with enough hits/death squadron runs.

I could see some sort of "super bomb" attached... so a single Raider (or a handful) could go and totally wipe out something. However, the Classic Cylons were always more about HUGE numbers to overwhelm the Colonials. Like a bee, one or two - so what.... one or two hundred - RUN!!!
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Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by GoldCylon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:44 am

I never heard or saw of any external bombs, missals on a Raider, but on the attack on the Galactica episode " Fire in Space" the Raiders were thought to have been packed with solonite. That caused a massive explosion on impact on the bridge and the Alpha Landing Bay. While the damage on the bridge was major the fire was put out with the fire suppression unit already I stalled while the fire was completely out of control on the landing bay. No note was ever made of other weapons.
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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by Slater » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:55 am

True. Might make an interesting "concept weapon" for someone skilled in scratchbuilding (as an accessory to one of the Cylon Raider kits).

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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by Red Eye » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:24 pm

They've also mentioned some pluton poisoning weaponry used during the attack on Caprica in "Saga of a Star World".

Sounds like it's part of this enhanced armament as well...
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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by GoldCylon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:36 pm

Yes the pluton might be a additive added into the laser pump system.

In the DVD extra's that were cut the pluton aspect of the food poisoning, and also how it was also part of some peoples ailments. Serena was a victim of the radiation poisoning, but that was cut to save her for a few more hours, and then she was finally kicked off in the 5th hour of the session.

On an other note in the RDM NuBSG the laser blast was never used, but bullets, small explosive, and nukes were the weapons of choice. For the most part weapons of today were the weapons of choice.

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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by Slater » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:21 pm

Just recalled where I read about this:

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Raider_(TOS)

...which references an episode of TOS where the external weapon option is apparently mentioned.

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Post by GoldCylon » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:30 am

Slater wrote:Just recalled where I read about this:

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Raider_(TOS)

...which references an episode of TOS where the external weapon option is apparently mentioned.
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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by Cylon-Knight » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:45 pm

GoldCylon wrote:
Slater wrote:Just recalled where I read about this:
http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Raider_(TOS)
Bad link.
The link is just missing the last ")" ... you can tell it's not colored red. The forum can't guess every link on the web.

Here is a link wrapped in url tags to force it to be what I want..... ENJOY!
http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Raider_(TOS)

Great find, Slater. There are other weapon stores!
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Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by GoldCylon » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Darn iPhone always seems to jack the URL's up. Thank John for the fix. Now to go reading.
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Re: Cylon Raider - external stores?

Post by viper73 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:24 am

yes very plausible! Look what our aircraft can carry these days... same thing :smile: :patch: :cylon:

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