BTL Y-Wing (64)Full unit name: BTL Y-Wing Starfighter
Last updated: 13.02.2024 22:19:29
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
A New Hope
Was manufactured by: Koensayr Manufacturing
Koensayr Manufacturing
Known Facts (14)
Battle of Yavin (9)
Battle over Endor (4)
Evacuation of Ciutric (1)
The BTL Y-wing starfighter was a fighter-bomber built by Koensayr Manufacturing
Koensayr Manufacturing
. First used during the Clone Wars, then throughout the Galactic Civil War, it was a mainstay of the Alliance Starfighter Corps. It was often used as an assault bomber to attack enemy capital ships directly in conjunction with the later B-wing starfighters
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. Affectionately known as a "wishbone" to Rebel Alliance and New Republic pilots, the Y-wing starfighter was deployed as a fighter-bomber, designed to fight its way to its objective, deliver its payload of high explosives, and fight its way out again. Its weaponry included two laser cannons, two ion cannons, and two proton torpedo launchers. An astromech droid, such as an R2 unit, could be plugged into a socket behind the cockpit to act as a co-pilot and manage the ship's various systems. The Y-wing was a resilient, well-shielded craft, but was slow and ungainly compared to other Alliance fighters. Its deficiencies were partly compensated for by the heavy proton torpedo load it could carry, and its ability to paralyze craft with ion cannon fire without destroying them, a unique ability until the B-wing starfighter was introduced after the Battle of Yavin. In addition to the Rebel Alliance, many planetary defense forces, mercenaries, and pirates fielded the craft. The design had many flaws and required constant maintenance. The Y-wing was originally entirely sheathed in an aerodynamic, elegant fuselage, but its high-maintenance nature led to many aggravated maintenance crews getting fed up with constantly having to remove the superficial hull plating and disposing of it altogether. Due to this, many Y-wings had no hull plating (except on the cockpit), exposing the internals of the main hull. Pilots found that this lightened the frame and kept components cooler, noticeably boosting performance.


See also
Organizations that used this starship
Gold Squadron
Gray Squadron
Known crew and passengers - characters
Keyan Farlander
Horton Salm
Davish 'Pops' Krail
Karie Neth
Ryle Torsyn
Jon 'Dutch' Vander
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Full unit name: BTL Y-Wing Starfighter Last updated: 13.02.2024 22:19:29