The Heavy Raider is a Cylon multifunctional spacecraft, used to attack colonial ships and transport Cylon fighters on boarding missions. Like a Cylon Raider, this spacecraft is sentient and self–flying. It can also be piloted by Centurions or human–form Cylons, but its lack of windows forces the pilot to rely on electronics only to navigate.
The Veteran Heavy Raider is well–armed, carrying tri–barreled automatic cannons, which are able to sustain high rates of fire, and can equip ship–to–ship missiles. It is lethal in dogfights and can be converted into anti–aircraft batteries for attacks on planetary surface.