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X-Wing T-65B

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Craft: Incom T-65B X-Wing Starfighter
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Type: Space Superiority Fighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 12.5 meters
Skill: Starfighter Pilot
Crew: 1 and Astromech Droid (can coordinate)
Crew Skill: Starfighter Pilot: 5D; Starship Gunnery: 4D+2; Starship Shields: 3D
Cargo Capacity: 110 kg
Consumables: 1 week
Cost: 150,000 (new)
Hyperdrive: x1
Nav Computer: No (uses Astromech Droid programmed with up to 10 jumps)
Maneuverability: 3D
Space: 8
Atmosphere: 365; 1,050 km/h
Hull: 4D
Shields: 1D
Passive: 25 / 0D
Scan: 50 / 1D
Search: 75 / 2D
Focus: 3 / 4D

4 Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: front
Scale: starfighter
Skill: starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1,200/2,500m
Damage: 6D
2 Proton Torpedo Launchers
Fire Arc: front
Scale: starfighter
Skill: starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1/3/7
Atmosphere Range: 30-100/300/700m
Ammo: 3 per launcher
Damage: 9D

Background: The T-65B was the workhorse of the Rebel Alliance X-wing fleet. A substantial improvement over the A model led to the T-65B’s dominance of the space arena. Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles both flew T-65Bs into combat against the first Death Star. The T-65B achieved a kill ratio of 3.27 to 1 against TIE/Ins up to the Battle of Hoth. Commander Wedge Antilles noted this was a reflection both on the skill of the pilots that flew it in combat and the ships were tough and agile enough to bring the pilot safely back to base even when outnumbered.

In its later days, upgraded T-65C-A models were swiftly replacing the T-65B. With a waning defense budget, Starfighter Command was reluctant to mothball T-65Bs, but its performance parameters made it undesirable as a training ship. Instead, the remaining T-65Bs were slated for conversion over to reconnaissance to replace the obsolete Y-wings fulfilling that crucial military task. The T-65BR rose to the challenge during the Black Fleet Crisis.

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