Two-man attack vessel designed for combat in both space and an atmosphere. Death gliders are outfitted with broadcast speakers to allow the pilots to terrorize the populations beneath verbally, as well as with their weapons. They are outfitted with removable staff cannons, two to three times larger than standard staff weapons, but utilizing the same form of energy.
Gliders are capable of landing on smooth terrains, but are primarily designed to facilitate terror and obedience from those beneath.
USED BY -
FIRST APPEARED -
"Stargate" the movie
KEY EPISODE(S) -
"Stargate" the movie - The Abydonians, having disobeyed Ra by helping the team from Earth, are peppered in plasma fire by an aerial assault of death gliders.
Children of the Gods - While rescuing several captives of Chulak, SG-1 is pinned down by fire from Apophis's death glider.
The Serpent's Lair - SG-1 and Bra'tak commandeer gliders to escape Apophis's mothership before it is destroyed in Earth's orbit.
Serpent's Song - Apophis flees from Sokar's grasp with a captured death glider, and falls into the hands of SG-1.
Tangent - The U.S. military, after cannibalizing Apophis's death gliders, launches O'Neill and Teal'c in the prototype X-301, giving them a test-flight that might cost them their lives.
Exodus - O'Neill and Teal'c use a death glider to shoot down an Al'kesh over the planet Vorash, in an attempt to prevent Tanith from escaping.
Descent - SG-1 escapes Osiris' sinking mothership with a pair of death gliders.
Prometheus - SG-1 boards a death glider taken from Anubis to catch up to the hijacked X-303 before the ship enters hyperspace.
Lost City, Part 2 - Numerous gliders face off against Prometheus and F-302 interceptors in Antarctica when Anubis launches a full-scale attack on Earth.