Battlestar

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In addition to fighter squadrons, a battlestar has beam weapons in twin turrets distributed around the hull.  They 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.
 
In addition to fighter squadrons, a battlestar has beam weapons in twin turrets distributed around the hull.  They 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.
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Battlestars appear to be limited to lightspeed or slower; interstellar journeys are presumably possible because the crews experience [[general relativity|relativistic]] time dilation.
  
 
== Battlestars in Neo Battlestar Galactica ==
 
== Battlestars in Neo Battlestar Galactica ==

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