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== Battlestars in the Original Series ==
 
== Battlestars in the Original Series ==
The original series battlestars served primarily as [[starfighter]] [[carrier]]s.  The actual number of [[Viper]] fighters carried isn't clear.  The hangars were in the pilons to the port and starboard sides of the main hull.
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The original series battlestars served primarily as [[starfighter]] [[carrier]]s.  The actual number of [[Viper]] fighters carried isn't clear.  The hangars were in the pylons 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.  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.
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== Battlestars in Neo Battlestar Galactica ==
 
== Battlestars in Neo Battlestar Galactica ==
As in the original series, a battlestar serves primarily as a starfighter carrier.  The ship also has [[nuclear weapon|nuclear missiles]] (used extremely rarely) and [[kinetic energy weapon]] main batteries for directly engaging Cylon capital ships.  A battlestar is also capable of producing an obscene amount of [[point defense]] fire, creating a "flak wall" that protects the ship. Battlestars in the new series have FTL engines capable of jumping light years in a few seconds.
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As in the original series, a battlestar serves primarily as a starfighter carrier.  The ship also has [[nuclear weapon|nuclear missiles]] (used extremely rarely) and [[kinetic energy weapon]] main batteries for directly engaging Cylon capital ships.  A battlestar is also capable of producing an obscene amount of [[point defense]] fire, creating a "flak wall" that protects the ship. They are also sufficiently armored to withstand multiple nuclear blasts without being crippled. Battlestars in the new series have FTL engines capable of jumping light years in a few seconds.
  
 
Two classes of battlestars are given detail in Neo ''Battlestar Galactica'': the unnamed class of the ''Galactica'', and the ''Mercury''-class, such as the ''Pegasus''.  ''Galactica'' is 1438.64 meters long with 14 main KEW batteries, while the ''Mercury''-class is 1789.8 meters long with 4 stationary frontal KEW batteries and 30 side KEW turret batteries, along with a compliment of 200 Viper Mark VII fighters.
 
Two classes of battlestars are given detail in Neo ''Battlestar Galactica'': the unnamed class of the ''Galactica'', and the ''Mercury''-class, such as the ''Pegasus''.  ''Galactica'' is 1438.64 meters long with 14 main KEW batteries, while the ''Mercury''-class is 1789.8 meters long with 4 stationary frontal KEW batteries and 30 side KEW turret batteries, along with a compliment of 200 Viper Mark VII fighters.

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