The Viper Mark III is one of the new ships introduced to the BSGO Universe. This ship was introduced to the game after the launch of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and was originally given to all American based players for free with a code BLOODANDCHROME that aired on TV. Following negotiations between Bigpoint and the SyFy Channel, the ship was given to all European players for free. The code which gave this ship for free no longer works.
The Viper Mark III is a powerful ship, and it is suited for the fast pace of strike combat. However the Viper Mark III has less weapon slots than the Viper Mark II or the Viper Mark VII However, it does outdo the Raptor in combat as it has more engine and hull slots.
Update 53 saw some changes made to this ship with increases being made to its: hull points (+ 40); Hull Recovery (+ 1/sec.); turning speed (+ 1 degree/sec.); acceleration (+ 2m/sec.); boost speed ( + 20 m/sec.); and power recharge (+ 0.2/sec.). This gives the unadvanced Viper Mark III some much needed imrpovement in combat situations.
The Viper Mark III is a multi-role strike ship that is meant to be the pre-cursor to the Viper Mak VII.
"Seeing action during the First Cylon War, few Viper Mk III's survived the initial Cylon attack on the colonies. The design was an upgrade to the Viper Mk II's structural systems, and it was intended to act as a multi-role fighter. It filled that role effectively for its time, but was quickly replaced by the next generation of Viper designs after the First Cylon War. It's design would inspire the development of further multi-role Viper designs, and culminated in the design of the Viper Mk VII. The design rested within the data bases of the Pegasus, but until the discovery of the abandoned base at Delta Canopis there was little call for bringing the few Viper Mk III's into active service. With the ability to manufacture parts and resupply the Pegasus the Viper Mk III has been redeployed to active duty."
The Viper Mark III comes pre-installed with the following systems:
- Artemis's Twilight (Limited edition).
- Typhon's Spearhead Alpha (Limited edition).
- Typhon's Spearhead Delta (Limited edition).
- Typhon's Spearhead Gamma (Limited edition).
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