Produced by the same manufacturer as the Raptor, the Scimitar is based off the Raptor frame. For many years, when additional firepower was needed, the Colonial Military would use Raptors with external missile launchers. However this heavy Raptor could only hold so much ordinance and wasn't designed to perform in this role. The Scimitar was the answer to this. Much more suited for this role, the Scimitar didn't have the Dradis scanning and disruption abilities of the Raptor, plus to make room for an internal bomb bay and missile storage, the FTL and passenger abilities of the Raptor were also absent. By the time of the fall of the Colonies only a handful of squadrons had been deployed all being deployed in either ground military bases or the most advanced Battlestars like the Atlantia, Endeavour, Prometheus and Solaria.
Model and Textures by Majestic (me), based off Coxxon's Raptor.