The second glider completely constructed by the U.S. government, and the first to be the successful template for an series of spacecraft, the F-302 is renamed from the X-302 experimental class vessel. It is armed with advanced weaponry and is extremely durable.
The F-302 can be deconstructed to be moved through the Stargate, and be reconstructed on the other side. It is propelled by two standard thrusters and one large booster rocket, as its predecessor. Colonel Jack O'Neill wanted to see what the craft was capable of, and successfully destroyed and evaded a three-pronged squadron of Goa'uld death gliders.
Like its predecessor, the F-302 cannot sustain a hyperspace conduit for any extended period of time, due to the instability of naquadria, used to power the hyperspace engine. But, also like its predecessor, it is capable of short bursts at hyperspace, covering several kilometers in an instant.
The F-302 flight team aboard Prometheus was known as Blue Squadron, led by Colonel Cameron Mitchell during the battle over Antarctica. Blue Squadron was forced to divert to Caledonian territory when Prometheus was destroyed by an Ori satellite weapon.
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Fallen - Determined to destroy Anubis's super-weapon, the F-302 is sent into orbit of Vis Uban where it successfully targets a ventilation shaft on his mothership, destroying its ability to fire, after a hyperspace jump that bypasses the mothership's shields.
Lost City, Part 2 - Prometheus' F-302 interceptors face off against Anubis's Al'kesh bombers and Death Gliders just above the Antarctic surface.
Covenant - Carter takes Alec Colson for a joyride in an F-302, a craft Colson Industries helped create.
Gemini - Teal'c uses an F-302 to deposit an Asgard satellite in orbit over the Alpha Site.
Avalon, Part 1 - Colonel Mitchell recalls Blue Squadron's fight against Anubis's fleet in Antarctica.
The Intruder - Sheppard and McKay fly an F-302 into the corona of a sun to catch another 302 that has been reprogrammed with a Wraith virus.
Ethon - Mitchell leads his former squadron in an attack on an Ori satellite weapon, which destroys their mothership, Prometheus, in the process.