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Last Updated August 30, 2006
Y-Wing Fighter

Owner

Rebel Alliance
Class Medium Fighter
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service -10
Out of Service n/a
Source A New Hope
Author George Lucas
Last Updated August 30, 2006
Y-Wing Fighter
Description:
One of the most durable and reliable starfighters in the galaxy, designed to excel in close-quarters combat, Y-wings also perform well as light bombers and escort vehicles. The Y-wings primary weapons are a pair of laser cannons and a rotating ion cannon, but it can also carry proton torpedoes, concussion missiles, and proton bombs. Although used heavily before the Battle of Yavin, they were widely replaced by X-wings in later years.

Despite its age, the Y-wing has become one of the Rebel Alliance's most impressive starfighters, serving admirably at the Battle of Yavin and other important conflicts. Prior to the introduction of the X-wing starfighter, Y-wings were the flagship fighters of the Alliance. Near the Battle of Endor, the Y-wing was expected to be phased out completely in favour of the newer B-wing, since the latter was more heavily armed as well as also having ion cannons. However, the B-wing suffered from technical difficulties and shortages of skilled pilots, and the Y-wing retained the advantage in manuverability and logistics.



Ship Control Sheet(s):
Y-Wing Fighter - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
Y-Wing Longprobe Scout - SCS
 Limited Availability (33%)
 
   
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Design Notes:
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