E-Wing Escort Starfighter (13)Full unit name: E-Wing Escort Starfighter
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First appearance: Star Wars : Dark Empire
Was equipped with: R7-series Astromech Droid
R7-series Astromech Droid
Droid
Relations: FreiTek, Inc.
FreiTek, Inc.
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Manufacturers
Events: Battle of Mon Calamari
Battle of Mon Calamari
Event
New Republic Era
, Loss of the Emancipator
Loss of the Emancipator
(Battle of Mon Calamari)
Event
New Republic Era
Summary
The E-7 E-wing multi-role starfighter, also called E-wing escort starfighter, was a single-pilot starfighter developed by FreiTek Inc
FreiTek, Inc.
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. 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 X-wing
T-65 X-Wing
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Starfighter Models
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
R7-series Astromech Droid
Droid
, 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 wide-spread 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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Full unit name: E-Wing Escort Starfighter Last updated: 05.11.2022 15:54:53