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 scenesEdit
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.