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X-wing fighter

Rebel Alliance Starfighter

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Description

The X-wing is a versatile Rebel Alliance starfighter that balances speed with firepower. Armed with four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers, the X-wing can take on anything the Empire throws at it. Nimble engines give the X-wing an edge during dogfights, and it can make long-range jumps with its hyperdrive and its astromech droid co-pilot. Luke Skywalker is famous for destroying the Death Star behind the controls of an X-wing.

Stats

Height
12.5 meters long
Type
Starfighter
Weapon
Laser cannons, proton torpedo launchers
Affiliation
Rebel Alliance

Relationships

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

Though the Battle of Yavin was Luke Skywalker's first experience behind the stick of an advanced starfighter, he had logged many hours joyriding in an Incom T-16 skyhopper while on Tatooine. The two vehicles are very similar, and Luke got the hang of the X-wing right away. Flying as Red Five, Luke not only survived the Battle of Yavin, but won it.

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R2-D2

R2-D2

As an astromech droid, R2-D2 provides in-flight maintenance and navigation aboard an X-wing fighter from within a droid socket tucked behind the cockpit. Artoo communicates with Luke via a computer screen interface that translates Artoo's beeping language.

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Rebel Alliance

Rebel Alliance

The ragtag Rebel Alliance had to make do with whatever supplies were available to them, but they were fortunate to have such a well engineered craft as the T-65 X-wing starfighter. The Rebels pushed the X-wings to their limits, and the ships rarely had any down-time.

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Death Star

Death
Star

The Empire's massive Death Star was the greatest threat to freedom in the galaxy. The battle station, however, had defenses designed to repel a large scale assault. Small starfighters could weave past the Death Star's shields and surface cannons.

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TIE fighter

TIE fighter

The Empire's main starfighter was their twin ion engine TIE fighter. The twisting dogfights between Rebel X-wing pilots and Imperial TIEs is the stuff of galactic legend.

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