Valkyrie was a formidable, long-serving Battlestar assigned to a range of duties, from black ops missions to orbital patrols.
A veteran warship built more than four decades before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, the Battlestar Valkyrie was initially deployed during the First Cylon War. The Valkyrie and sister ships in its class were an evolution of the design used for the original twelve-strong fleet of Battlestars, of which the Galactica was a notable example. Following the Armistice, the Valkyrie was regularly upgraded and retrofitted. The ship was still in service when the Cylons ended the 40-year ceasefire, unleashing genocidal nuclear attacks on the Colonies.