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« on: May 22, 2008, 04:23:46 AM »
what really confuses me is why so many people get all of the battlestar classes mixed up
there is a columbia class (galactica is one)
and then there is mercury class
and i am confused whether it is valkyrie class or bezerk
someone please list the rest
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 04:35:42 AM »
Pegasus is a Mercury Class.
Galactica is an unknown class.
The first Columbia was the same unknown class.
Valkyrie is a different unknown class.

We don't know the rest.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 05:06:52 AM »
What I can tell.

     Name   -                        Class
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Athena         -                    Unsure (most likely Galactica class)
Alantia         -                    Unsure (CNP) (Flagship)
1st Columbia  -                   Galatica
2nd Columbia   -                  Unsure (CNP)
Galactica       -                   Galactica
Mercury        -                    Mercury (CNP)
Pegasus       -                     Mercury (CNP - but not integrated)
Solaria         -                     Unsure (CNP)
Triton          -                     Unsure (CNP)
Valkrie          -                    Unsure (It kinda looks like a mercury but smaller) as seen in Hero.

There are some others not named, just seen destroyed (as far as i can tell)
CNP = Baltar's Command Navigation Program (others might have had it too) These were named by Adama in the miniseries. The Columbia(1) was destroyed in the 1st cylon war. The Columbia(2) was lost during the attack of the 12 colonies.

Edit - The ships with CNP are probably Mercury class but AFAIK it was never mentioned.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 08:56:19 AM »
There was the ship in the mini-series cut in half over Caprica. That was a Galactica-type. It was probably one of the few remaining Galactica types built, possibly a newer one and obviously upgraded with the CNP. So we know that the Mercury and perhaps Galactica type battlestars (except for the Galactica herself) had the CNP.

We have at least 3 classes of Battlestar. What I'd like to know are the classes of warships that were at the Scorpion shipyards in Razor. Are there any pics?

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 09:01:55 AM »
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There was the ship in the mini-series cut in half over Caprica. That was a Galactica-type. It was probably one of the few remaining Galactica types built, possibly a newer one and obviously upgraded with the CNP. So we know that the Mercury and perhaps Galactica type battlestars (except for the Galactica herself) had the CNP.

We have at least 3 classes of Battlestar. What I'd like to know are the classes of warships that were at the Scorpion shipyards in Razor. Are there any pics?


Those ships kinda looked like the Valkyrie. Mercury class but half the size, maybe like a carrier support or Battlecruiser.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 09:13:08 AM »
I take that back. They are Battlestars with flight pods and all just smaller but similar in design to the Mercury class.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 10:49:55 AM »
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what really confuses me is why so many people get all of the battlestar classes mixed up
there is a columbia class (galactica is one)
and then there is mercury class
and i am confused whether it is valkyrie class or bezerk
someone please list the rest


Aye, theres the Mercury Class, but no other class names are known. People just refere to the other classes as Galactica Type and Valkyrie Type when its required.

Also for the Bezerk, Its not even known if its a battlestar, Escort, Cruiser, Supply Ship, etc. All we do know is that the original design was fan made, and about 1/3 the size of Galactica, it was an escort ship, and carried i think it was 10 vipers. Also generally referred to as the Bezerk type, i guess.

Ship classes generally arent used in BSG, as there not required for the story to progress
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 04:42:56 PM »
I thought since Galactica was known as a Columbia class Battlestar in the old series, it was generally known as a Columbia class in this new series too.

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 04:49:46 PM »
It's never officially been known as a Columbia class, not in the original series nor in the new series.

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008, 04:49:51 PM »
It isn't known as a Colombia class in either series the whole concept is fanwanking.

EDIT: Got there a little late.

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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2008, 05:11:43 PM »
Are we about to witness the first ship class debate in the history?:nervous:
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2008, 05:46:01 PM »
no we arent lol, "what has happened before will happen again"
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008, 11:16:42 PM »
are their warstars or firestars in the new series
we haven't seen enough other militar ships other than battlestars
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2008, 11:43:26 PM »
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are their warstars or firestars in the new series
we haven't seen enough other militar ships other than battlestars


nope, but then again, there not canon either

The only canon military ships in Battlestar Galactica that arent battlestars are the Tiger Destroyer from a TOS Encylopedia, but thats not totally considered canon i dont think.

Also, theres the Bezerk, but noone knows if its a warship or a freightor. Hope we see some form of flashback which shows it with more of a description of what its for... probally wont though
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008, 03:26:22 AM »
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There was the ship in the mini-series cut in half over Caprica. That was a Galactica-type. It was probably one of the few remaining Galactica types built, possibly a newer one and obviously upgraded with the CNP.


It's been stated that that Galactica-type was only there because the folks at Zoic didn't have the time or budget or something to render a new ship to have destroyed, so they just took their Galactica model.