Battlestar

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The original series battlestars served primarily as [[starfighter]] [[carrier]]s.  The actual number of [[Viper]] squadrons carried isn't clear.  The hangars were in the pilons to the port and starboard sides of the main hull.
 
The original series battlestars served primarily as [[starfighter]] [[carrier]]s.  The actual number of [[Viper]] squadrons carried isn't clear.  The hangars were in the pilons to the port and starboard sides of the main hull.
  
In addition to fighter squadrons, a battlestar has beam weapons in twin turrets distributed around the hull.  This seem to serve primarily as defenses against fighter attack.  The ship also carries heavy missiles of some type that can destroy [[Cylon]] [[base star]]s with a few direct hits.
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In addition to fighter squadrons, a battlestar has beam weapons in twin turrets distributed around the hull.  This seem to serve primarily as defenses against fighter attack.  The ship also carries heavy missiles of some type that can destroy [[Cylon]] [[basestar]]s with a few direct hits.
  
 
The speed of a battlestar isn't clear.  They are clearly capable of undertaking interstellar journeys in a reasonably short time, but their method of FTL propulsion was never stated.  Combat speeds appear to be entirely sublight, although the captain of the ''Pegasus'' once boasted that he would try to "bring it up to lightspeed" to execute a flanking maneuver against a Cylon attack.
 
The speed of a battlestar isn't clear.  They are clearly capable of undertaking interstellar journeys in a reasonably short time, but their method of FTL propulsion was never stated.  Combat speeds appear to be entirely sublight, although the captain of the ''Pegasus'' once boasted that he would try to "bring it up to lightspeed" to execute a flanking maneuver against a Cylon attack.

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