This Viper Mark I is the first model of the Colonial Viper space fighter line and was also known as the Starhound Class Viper. These small, nimble, single-pilot ships were designed for both atmospheric and space flight and were stationed on Colonial Battlestars, each of which held a squadron of 75. It was introduced to the military service not so long before the First Cylon War as a defensive counterattack against the Cylon Fleet.
This Viper Mark I is brought to life in heavyweight die-cast metal and high-quality ABS materials. It captures the ship’s elegant but industrial design, much refined in later series, and small details like fuel lines, engine burn, and classic burnt orange paintwork. We have worked closely with members of the Galactica VFX team to ensure that the model is as accurate as possible.
The ship comes complete with a 16-page collector’s magazine providing an in-depth profile of the ship, exclusive behind the scenes articles, original design sketches, and a spotlight on the work of concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.