Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby McAvoy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:40 am

So I was watching Blood and Chrome (feel like I should have seizure just watching it) and the Galactica is fully covered in armor, hardly any ribs show. The gator head is covered with guns and weapons. The upper spine has even more guns.

We could assume that Blood and Chrome isn't cannon or we do and the Galactica between the first Cylon War and the fall of the Colonies, she was stripped.

Maybe the ship was being stripped before her decommissioning before it was decided she was a museum ship. Then someone came up with the idea that the ship becomes a museum ship, so instead they stop and refit her into one. Could explain why the armor is asymmetrical in certain areas.

Though in the flashback scene in Razor, I am don't remember offhand what the armor looks like in that.

The funny thing is that prior to this I was messing around on Photoshop to give the Galactica full armor and more weapons.
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby Sonic Glitch » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:08 am

The Galactica was also new in Blood and Chrome wasn't she? I would suspect the war effort, and probably numerous refits over time would change the look. The New Jersey or Missouricertainly didn't retire with the same number of AA or 5in mounts they did at the beginning of their service life.
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:27 am

Teaos wrote:I cant see a good reason to strip armor though.

~50 years of service and only so-so maintenance for the last 30 maybe?
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby Reliant121 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:29 am

If the ship was poorly maintained throughout the war it may well have been quicker, more cost effective etc to gut the armour completely and then refit. Whose to say they didn't decide to maker her a museum ship midway through maintenance and repair work?
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:15 am

The Columbia in Razor during the flashback had full armor. Though it appears she has the same number and placement of guns as the Galactica at the beginning of the series.

Whereas the Blood and Chrome Galactica has a shit ton more guns. But she also has what appears to be a multi level hanger unlike the series.
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby McAvoy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:41 am

I should also add I think I saw fully armored Galactica class ships during the attack on the shipyards in Razor.

It also seems that armoring is different than in the Mercury class.
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby Teaos » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am

Also the armor could be some super expencive material which would make stripping it economical.
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Re: Galactica in Blood and Chrome

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:58 am

That is my guess. When you make a ship a museum ship you don't strip it of nearly all of its weapons and armor.

Hell, the Galactica is not symmetrical at all in its armor whereas the others were.
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