Cylon Spacecraft (RDM)
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The Cylons have a series of spacecraft with specific roles and tactical needs.
- Main article: Raider (RDM)
Sharon Valerii describes the Raider's nature to Galen Tyrol as she examines the exterior of a captured Raider, unaware that she is, in fact, a sleeper humanoid Cylon with innate knowledge of the Raider (Six Degrees of Separation):
"It's not really a thing, y'know? It's probably a Cylon itself. More of an animal, maybe, than the human models. Maybe they genetically design it to perform a task. To be a fighter. [You] can't treat it like a thing and expect it to respond. [You] have to treat it like... a pet. At least that's my guess."
Two Raiders are captured by the Colonials. The first is found and returned to the Fleet by Kara Thrace (Act of Contrition) and is later lost (Scattered). A second is used by Daniel Novacek to escape the Cylons and is currently in Colonial possession (Hero).
- Main article: Heavy Raider
When the Caprica Resistance plans to capture a Heavy Raider in the episode "The Farm", Kara Thrace anticipates having to "blow its brain out" before it can be commandeered. No information has been provided in an episode (as of April 14, 2007) whether a Heavy Raider has autonomous components, or whether the Caprica copy of Valerii, who commandeers a Heavy Raider for herself, Thrace and Karl Agathon, performs any procedure to disable any autonomous elements in the spacecraft or "persuade" the organics of the Heavy Raider to fly.
A Heavy Raider crashes into Galactica's starboard flight pod and deploys Cylon Centurions. If the Heavy Raider is autonomous, it performed its mission in concert with the Centurions at the battle ("Scattered", "Valley of Darkness").
- Main article: Cylon Reconnaissance Drone
No information has been given in any episode (as of "He That Believeth In Me") on whether the Reconnaissance Drone is manned, autonomous, or intelligent.
- Main article: Cylon freighter (RDM)
These cargo or troop carriers are seen briefly in "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II".
- Main article: Basestar
A basestar (also called a baseship) is the Cylon's capital warship and counterpart to the Colonial battlestar. Both biological and mechanical in nature, basestars are commanded by humanoid Cylons in a collaborative manner. It contains a landing bay large enough to accompany a Raptor with life support capable of sustaining humanoid Cylons. Basestars can pummel a target with missiles but do not have gun batteries, leaving them vulnerable in close-in battle with a prepared battlestar.
- Main article: Resurrection Ship
Resurrection ships are large vessels containing the full apparatus necessary for resurrecting humanoid Cylons once their consciousness has left a destroyed body. The ship is created to allow humanoid Cylons to be reborn in new bodies when they are out of range from the Cylon homeworld (Resurrection Ship, Part I). A second Resurrection Ship resides with a Cylon fleet that leaves New Caprica (Torn).
- Main article: Resurrection Hub
The Cylon central Resurrection Hub is a space-based installation, which coordinates the resurrection process among all of the Cylons' Resurrection Ships and other downloading facilities. Unlike the actual downloading process, the functions of the Resurrection Hub appears to have an indefinite range, and the Hub itself is irreplaceable. The Hub periodically jumps to a new location in order to prevent its discovery and relays its new location to the Cylon fleets. The Resurrection Hub also contains a facility used to store boxed Cylons' consciousnesses, which means that they can be revived there.
- Main article: The Colony
For all intents and purposes, the Colony serves as the home world for the modern Cylon race. Built by the Final Five and the Centurions after the signing of the Cimitar Peace Accords, the Colony is a massive FTL-capable space station easily 10 times the size of a modern Basestar. The Colony is the source of all modern Cylon technology, from the post-war Centurions and Raiders to the Significant Eight humanoid Cylons themselves.de:Zylonische Raumschiffe (RDM)