The Alliance skiff was a low altitude flying assault vehicle used by the Alliance for ground attacks. During the Battle of Serenity Valley, Independent Planets Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds shot down an Alliance skiff using a UA 571-D Ground Sentry anti-air gun.
Physically, it strongly resembles the Foxbat Class fighter/bomber, and was sometimes confused with that craft during the heat of battle.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Skiffs are first featured in the Firefly TV series' episode "Serenity," when Malcolm Reynolds shoots one down at the Battle of Serenity Valley using a Ground Sentry anti-air gun; and are mentioned on the unaired "Dead or Alive" script, as the Alliance opens a new gear shift, on Verbena, for a new line of military skiffs.