(The reimagined series; Caprica and Blood & Chrome)
The Mark III was the third generation of Viper, the space-superiority fighter used by the Colonial Fleet. The Mark III was introduced in the second half of the Cylon War as a replacement for the Mark II, with Battlestar launch tubes being refitted to accommodate its dimensions. The replacement was not fully completed by the war's ending, and ships such as Galactica had returned to using Mark IIs during Operation: Raptor Talon. The Mark III was retired at some point after the War, and it is unlikely any were in service during the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.