Starfighters: B-Wing /E

Craft: Slayn & Korpil B-wing/E Assault Fighter
Type: Heavy assault starfighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 16.9 meters
Skill: Starfighter piloting: B-wing
Crew: 1, gunners: 1
Crew Skill: Starfighter piloting 4D+1, starship gunnery 4D+2, starship shields 3D
Cargo Capacity: 50 kilograms
Consumables: 1 week
Cost: 250,000 (new)
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Nav Computer: Yes (limited to 2 jumps)
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 7
Atmosphere: 350; 1,000 kmh
Hull: 5D
Shields: 2D+2
Passive: 30/0D
Scan: 65/1D
Search: 80/2D
Focus: 4/3D+2

2 Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 8D

3 Medium Ion Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-5/9/40
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/900/4 km
Damage: 4D

Proton Torpedo Launcher (8 torpedoes)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1/5/9
Atmosphere Range: 50-100/500/900
Damage: 9D

Game Note: The New Republic B-Wing/E2 is identical to the B-Wing/E except that it adds a second proton torpedo launcher. The optional ammo magazine attachment carries 12 more proton torpedoes, but lowers the B-Wing/E2’s maneuverability to 0D+2.

Background: The B-wing/E starfighter, or B-wing Expanded, was a modification to the original Slayn & Korpil B-wing design. The B-wing Expanded had an elongated cockpit that allowed a gunner to assist the pilot on missions. This allowed the pilot to concentrate on piloting, and resulted in the B-wing accounting for an increased number of kills in battle. It was faster and tougher than the original B-wing, but was somewhat less maneuverable. There were two models of B-wing/E—the first was simply a military ship, while the second generation (known as the B-wing/E2) was designed as a personal military shuttle. Ackbar used one of these E2-designs as his own shuttle, which he was forced to crash on the planet Vortex after it had been tampered with by Terpfen.

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