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Old January 13 2013, 06:56 PM   #45
MasterArminas
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Re: The Hunted (nBSG)

A quick sneak peek.
Thunder Mk I

Thunder Mk I BSG colors
Coming up soon.

Viper Mk II (Canon)
Length: 27.6 feet (~8.4 meters)
Height: 8.9 feet (~2.7 meters)
Wingspan: 15.5 feet (~4.7 meters)
Crew: 1
Guns: 2 light KEW (kinetic energy weapon) cannons, up to two slung missiles

Viper Mk VI (The Hunted AU)
Length: 29.5 feet (~9.0 meters)
Height: 9.7 feet (~3.0 meters)
Wingspan: 17.3 feet (~5.2 meters)
Crew: 1
Guns: 3 light KEW, up to two slung missiles

Viper Mk VII (Canon)
Length: 32.3 feet (~9.8 meters)
Height: 9.7 feet (~3.0 meters)
Wingspan: 18.4 feet (~5.6 meters)
Crew: 1
Guns: 3 light KEW, up to two slung missiles

Thunder Mk I (The Hunted AU)
Length: 30.3 feet (~9.2 meters)
Height: 10.7 feet (~3.3 meters) combat, 8.9 feet (~2.7 meters) launching/landing cycle
Wingspan: 17.8 feet (~5.4 meters)
combat, 20.3 feet (~6.1 meters) launching/landing cycle
Crew: 2 (pilot, EWO)
Guns: 8 light KEW, up to four slung missiles, internal chaff/decoy dispenser
Special: Carriers Raptor-type jamming gear

The Thunder is a slower, heavier, less maneuverable fighter than the Viper currently under development at the time of the Cylon attack. Designed for heavy firepower and to provide combat EW support to the more nimble Vipers, the programs future was uncertain. In the wake of the Cylon attack, only a handful of these fighters have been produced.
All dimensions are taken from the shows (canon for the Vipers, actual physical mock-up for the Thunder).
To fit in the Viper launch tubes, those lower stabilizers have to be variable-geometry. They are extended (as shown in the pictures) for combat operations and then elevate for launching and landing. This does increase the wingspan, but it is not enough to prevent the fighter from using the tubes.
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