X-wing fighter
X-wing starfighter
Continuity: Star Wars
Manufacturer: Incom Corporation
Crew: 1
Passengers: 0
Armamenet: 1 proton torpedo cannon
4 quad-laser cannons
Length: 16 meters
Complement: 1 astromech droid
1st appearance: Star Wars (1977)

The X-wing starfighter is a fictional spacecraft featured in the Star Wars franchise. Noted for it's x-shaped S-Foils, it the single-person starfighter used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic against the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Pilot Luke Skywalker's personal X-wing fighter, the T-65 model, was also seen in the two sequel films Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The ship has also been seen in numerous video games, roleplaying games, reference books and comic book magazines.

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The most popular model of X-wing fighter is the T-65 X-wing starfighter, which was developed by the Incom Corporation. These small snub vessels accompanied one-pilot and an astromech droid to assist with navigation and routine repairs and maintenance. The ship was equipped with one proton torpedo cannon and four quad-laser cannons. A squadron of T-65 X-wing fighters were deployed during the Battle of Yavin, delivering surgical strikes along the trench path of the Death Star. All but two ships from Red Squadron were destroyed in the battle. One ship, piloted by Wedge Antilles, was heavily damaged and forced to return to base on Yavin. The last remaining ship, piloted by Luke Skywalker succeeded in delivering the kill-shot that destroyed the Death Star. [1]

A squadron of X-wing fighters were later stationed at the Alliance's Haven Base on the planet Arbra. [2]

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The World of Star Wars

Star Wars miscellaneous

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