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MK-VII Viper
BSG MkVII
Class/Type: Viper (Space Superiority Fighter)
Affiliation: Republic of the 12 Colonies
Navy: Colonial Fleet
Length: 32.3 feet (~9.8 meters)
Beam: 9.7 feet (~3.0 meters)
Draft: 18.4 feet (~5.6 meters)
Decks/Sections: 1
Current Status: In current Colonial Service (Active)
Monetary Cost: $ 50-60,000
Crew Manifest
Crew Compliment: 1 pilot in Terrell ES 24C ejection seat
Drive Systems
Sub-Light Engines: 3 x turbo-thrust engines mounted aft, RCS points
Offensive Systems
Missle Systems: 2 (minimum) Missle Tubes
Kinetic Projectile Weapons: 3 x forward-firing kinetic energy cannons

2 mounted towards the outboard sections of the wings, 1 x mounted in the vertical stabilizer

Defensive Systems
For the WarStar Equivalent of this fighter Click Here

The Viper Mark-VII is the Colonial Fleet's latest update to the venerable Viper line primary space superiority fighter / attack craft that began with the original Viper Mark I.

DesignEdit

The Mark-VII incorporates the traditional three engined arrangement mounted in a triangular layout (2 on the bottom / 1 on top). Unlike previous generations of Viper the Mark-VII is surprisingly sleek and agile and puts greater emphasis on aerodynamic performance as well as spaceborne mobility. The fighter incorporates a blended wing design allows air to pass over it much more smoothly than on the older Vipers.

Viper Chart

Comparison between design of MkVII (top) and MkII (bottom)

The design incorporates stealth features designed to reduce its DRADIS signature thus making it more difficult to detect in a heavy ECM environment although it is not s true stealth fighter such as the StealthStar.








Battlestar Leonidas's UniverseEdit

In the Battlestar Leonidas's Universe, The Viper Mark VII, is the seventh version of the Starhound Class Viper.

The reason why the Starhound Class Viper Mark VII is light blue a difference color than the Starhound Class Viper Mark II which is White/Red, is because the Viper Mark VII have a different type of Armour plating.

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