The Heavy Raider has a thick armor, can resist intense enemy fire, and it is equipped with more powerful weaponry than a standard Raider. It’s also a troop transport, perfect to carry Centurions onto planet surfaces or aboard human Battlestars.
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.