A-Wing 

A-wing


The A-wing was designed by Alliance General Jan Dodonna and Rebel engineer Walex Blissex as the fastest starfighter in the galaxy at the time of the Battle of Endor. It was intended to be a high-speed ship capable of outrunning anything in the Imperial Navy. At the Battle of Endor, a single A-wing destroyed the Super Star Destroyer Executor when pilot Arvel Crynyd rammed the Executor's bridge, causing the ship to crash into the Death Star. Used originally to defend Rebel bases and merchant ships against Imperial raids, tacticians eventually learned that is was far better suited for 'hit-and-fade' assaults against Imperial vessels, where its speed allowed the A-wing to attack and flee before enemy fighters could be scrambled.

While fast, the A-wing is fragile and is easily damaged by enemy fire. A-wing pilot's must rely on the ship's quick speed and their own A-wing Interiorwillingness to take foolish changes to survive in combat. The A-wing has an unusual sensor-jamming array which serves to disrupt enemy readings, although this unit is generally effective only against fighters. This array also jams communications, allowing A-wings to attack and get away before the enemy can summon help. The A-wing has two wing-mounted pivoting blaster cannons which can angle sixty degrees up or down. This gives the fighter a far wider field of fire than starfighters with fixed weapon emplacements. A-wings can also be modified to rotate the cannons 360 degrees around to be able to fire backwards! A-wings are mounted with a pair of concussion-missile launchers; while these weapons are short-range, their destructive capability is superior to that of laser cannons.

The A-wing gets its remarkable performance from two Novaldex J-77 "Event Horizon" engines, and relies on centered thruster-control jets for maneuverability, although the J-77 engines also have adjustable thrust-vector controls for enhanced performance. Adjustable stabilizer wings assist in atmospheric flight. The wing-control units are tied into the engines' thrust-vector controls, so the wings visibly adjust even in space.
 


CRAFT: Dodonna/Blissex A-wing Fighter/Interceptor
TYPE: Interceptor and Escort Fighter
SCALE:  Starfighter
LENGTH: 9.6 meters
CREW: 1
 
HULL: 15 RU
SHIELDS: 50 SBD
CHARGE SPEED: 60 MGLT
AVG SPEED: 120 MGLT
MAX SPEED: 180 MGLT
HYPERDRIVE: yes

WEAPONS

2 Laser Cannons
2 Missile Launchers
(Single Fire or Linked)
(6 missiles each)
 


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