It’s time to go back to the start! The prestigious Viper Mark 1 is the next die-cast entry into the Battlestar Galactica: Official Ships Collection, and our first ship from the classic 1978 series.
Colonial Vipers, flown by pilots known as Colonial Warriors, were the fighting ships of the Twelve Colonies. These small, nimble, single-pilot ships were designed for both atmospheric and space flight and were stationed on Colonial Battlestars, each of which could hold a squadron of 75 ships.
This Battlestar Galactica Viper Mark I measures over 10-1/2 inches long and 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. Eaglemoss worked closely with members of the Galactica VFX team to ensure that the model is as accurate as possible.
The Classic Viper comes complete with a 16-page collector’s mini 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.