E-Wing /A

Craft: Frei’Tek Inc. E-7 E-wing Starfighter: Type A
Type: Escort Starfighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 11.2 m.
Skill: Starship Piloting: E-wing
Crew: 1
Crew Skill: (See players skills)
Cargo capacity: 110kg
Consumables: 1 wk.
Cost: 185,000 cr.
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Nav Comp: Uses R7 astromech
Maneuverability: 3D+1
Space: 11
Hull: 5D
Shields: 1D
Sensors:

  • Passive: 30/0D
  • Scan: 55/1D
  • Search: 85/2D+1
  • Focus: 5/4D

Weapons:

Triple Heavy Blaster Cannon (fire linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D+2
Space Range: 1-3/5/8
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/500/800
Damage: 6D

One Proton Torpedo Launcher
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1/3/7
Atmosphere Range: 30-100/300/700
Damage: 9D

Note: When a pilot rolls a mishap while firing the blaster cannon, roll on the table below:

  • 1-3 Blaster cannon functions normally.
  • 4 Blaster cannon shorts out for one round but can be repaired with a Very Easy starship weapon repair roll by R7 unit.
  • 5 Blaster cannon burns out. Cannot be repaired in battle. With replacement parts, starship weapon repair difficulty is Moderate and takes one hour.
  • 6 Blaster cannon will explode in 1D rounds doing 8D damage.

Background: The E-7 E-wing multi-role starfighter, also called E-wing escort starfighter, was a single-pilot starfighter developed by FreiTek Inc. It was notable for being the first fighter designed entirely under the support of the New Republic. E-wings deployed with updated laser cannons were known as the Type B.

As designed, the E-wing was intended to match or exceed the performance of the preceding T-65 X-wing series in every respect, and was meant to replace the older design in New Republic service. However, the craft suffered from several significant problems when first deployed among front-line squadrons. The most serious of these problems included malfunction issues with the wing-mounted laser cannons and the new R7 astromech units, which had been designed specifically for the E-wing. As a result, many pilots continued to fly the older but more reliable X-wing series.

Despite the initial problems, improved models of the E-wing would eventually see widespread use by the New Republic, particularly by the Fifth Fleet, and later by the Galactic Alliance. E-wings would go on to play a significant role in every engagement from the Black Fleet Crisis, through the Yuuzhan Vong War, and beyond.

By the time of the Second Galactic Civil War, the E-wing had matured into an excellent starfighter design and equipped several elite squadrons of the Galactic Alliance. However, despite being a more advanced design, the E-wing never achieved the same popularity as the famous X-wing series.

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