- For the "Raider battlewagon" that appeared in "Thirdspace" see: Raider battlewagon (Thirdspace)
The Raider battlewagon was a capital ship utilized by the Raiders.
In a bold move to recover The Eye, a treasured Centauri artifact worth the cost of two or three motherships, the Raiders launched an attack on Babylon 5 itself midway through 2258. While the entire fighter complement was either disabled or destroyed, the battlewagon managed to escape with the Eye, as well as the one who carried it, Lord Kiro.
The ship jumped back into normal space soon after the battle. It was then ambushed and destroyed by a single Shadow vessel. With its loss, the Raiders were put out of commission for quite some time.
Behind the Scenes
The Raider Mothership, or "battlewagon", was designed by 3D artist Mark Kochinski at Foundation Imaging. The design itself was inspired by an artichoke (at the suggestion of Ron Thornton) and with the requirement that it be able to accommodate the triangular Raider fighters and deploy them in a "fast and spectacular fashion."
|Other Alien Ship Classes|
|Dilgar War Cruiser • Raider Battlewagon • Takarn's Cruiser • Streib Cruiser • Thirdspace Cruiser • Alien Scout Cruiser • Moradi Cruiser|
|"Qal'Thaa" type • Soul Hunter vessel • Lumati Transport • "Epsilon III" cargo transport • Survey Ship • Techno-mage Ship • Moradi Shuttle • Alien Visitors Ship • Alien Visitors Shuttle|
|Dilgar Fighter • Raider Fighter • Thirdspace Fighter • Alien Scout Fighter • Kulan's Fighter|
|Qal’Thaa's Life Pod • Raider C'n'C Ship • Streib Life Pod • Berserker Probe • Alien Scout Breaching Pod • Soulhunter Guardian • Hand Servitor Vessel • Techno-mage Probe • Alien Visitors Life Pod • Alien Derelict|