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Galactica Backplot

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Galactica Backplot

Pieces of information picked up about the Galactica.

  • The war with the cylons lasted approximately ten years (source: the Pilot)
  • Galactica was built in the early days of the war.
  • It is not clear if Galactica has updated autoland and tactical systems (in the pilot, Apollo is informed that all landings aboard Galactica are hands-on by order of Commander Adama, which implies that more advanced systems are available but merely unused).
  • Galactica is clearly built to be part of a combined-forces fleet. Her capability could be compared to a modern aircraft carrier. In the pilot, when leaving the nebula and covering the retreat of the Colonial fleet, she presents fighters and anti-aircraft type weaponary; she does not engage the Cylon base-stars directly. (Colonel Tigh comments: We can't go toe-to-toe with those base-stars.) In this scenario her weaponary is clearly defensive and apart from the fighters (and armed raptors) she can present, she has no direct offensive weaponary.
  • In episode 3 (Bastile Day), Adama reveals that Galactica carrys only five nuclear warheads. One warhead is granted to Baltar for his Cylon detector.
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