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Last Updated August 30, 2006
B-Wing Fighter

Owner

Rebel Alliance
Class Heavy Fighter
Availability Limited Availability (33%)
In Service 5
Out of Service n/a
Source Return of the Jedi
Author George Lucas
Last Updated August 30, 2006
B-Wing Fighter
Description:
The B-wing starfighter was one of the largest and most heavily armed starfighters/bombers in the Rebel Alliance's fleet. It was designed by the Verpine company Slayn & Korpil in cooperation with then-Commander Ackbar.

While the B-wing was designed to replace the aging Y-wing, the fact that it was very difficult to fly meant that it never fully succeeded in this respect. The fact that its entire hull could rotate separately from its cockpit made the B-wing a challenge to master, as well as making the ship abnormally delicate; too many sharp turns could cause extreme strain to the spaceframe. Only a few pilots were qualified to fly the ship before the Battle of Endor, resulting in a smaller number of B-wings present than expected. These difficulties forced the Rebel Alliance to invest in an upgraded Y-wing, rather than an entirely new ship, to fulfill their needs.

Despite its limited numbers, it was a key Rebel craft in the Battle of Endor, where a squad of these fighters took down an Imperial-class Star Destroyer.




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B-Wing Fighter - SCS
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