RZ-1 A-Wing Interceptor (48)
Basic info

First appearance: Return of the Jedi
Relations: Dodonna, Jan, Blissex, Walex, Incom Corporation

Summary

The RZ-1 A-wing interceptor was a starfighter designed by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. One of the fastest mass-produced interceptors in the known galaxy, the A-wing was even faster than the Imperials' TIE Interceptor, despite also having shielding and a hyperdrive, unlike the cheaper TIE model. The RZ-1 A-wing interceptor was a cockpit attached to twin engines. Like its Clone Wars predecessor, the Eta-2, the A-wing required pilots of exceptional skill to take full advantage of the vessel's speed, agility, and special features - and the Rebel Alliance lacked the Galactic Republic's Jedi pilots. The A-wing's Novaldex J-77 Event Horizon engines remained some of the most powerful sublight thrusters two decades past the A-wing's creation and were linked to highly sensitive controls. The vessels presented a number of challenges to pilots. Pilots had to adjust two dorsal and two ventral stabilizer wings with great care, as even a minor turn could send the speedy A-wing into a massive spinout.
General Jan Dodonna's after action review of the Battle of Yavin affirmed the value of Alliance starfighters, but also highlighted that a simple trio of TIE starfighters had almost foiled the trench run. Dodonna planned to create a dedicated Alliance interceptor, in anticipation of a similar analysis by the Imperial Navy; indeed, Sienar Fleet Systems accelerated work on an updated TIE Interceptor which would match the A-wing's speed. To design the starfighter, Dodonna turned to Walex Blissex, famed ex-Kuat Systems Engineering engineer. Blissex brought valuable experience from work on the Clone Wars-era Delta-7 Aetherspite-class light interceptor and Alpha-3 interceptors. The pair based initial designs on the R-22 Spearhead, already nicknamed by pilots as "A-wings" per the -wing naming convention for other Rebel craft, of which two had fought at Yavin. They formed Alliance Underground Engineering, and worked with pilot Jake Farrell in improving a Tammuz-an design. It was additionally based off the Delta-7. Dodonna and Blissex presented a proposal to Chief of State Mon Mothma for official support. It was ill-timed. The victory at Yavin incited open rebellion on thousands of worlds, resulting in widespread Imperial suppression. The Alliance was scattered, and had insufficient funds for the proposed A-wing program. Nevertheless, Dodonna's fame from his role at Yavin made a denial difficult, and Mothma approved with reduced funding.

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A-Wing Starfighter (V.AWI1) A-Wing Starfighter (V.AWI2) Home One (MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser) (V.HOM2) Naval Tactics (V.NAV2) Nebulon-B (Rebel Medical Frigate) (V.NEB1) Imperial Shuttle Tydirium (V.TYD2)
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A-Wing Starfighter (V.AWI1)
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Home One (MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser) (V.HOM2)
Naval Tactics (V.NAV2)
Nebulon-B (Rebel Medical Frigate) (V.NEB1)
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Home One (MC80 Home One-type Command Cruiser) | MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser | Mon Calamari | Ackbar | Gallofree GR-75 Medium Transport | Tydirium (Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle) | Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle | Millennium Falcon (YT-1300 Light Freighter) | YT-1300 Light Freighter | Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter | BTL Y-Wing Starfighter | CR90 Corellian Corvette

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Tydirium (Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle) | Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle | Arrival at Endor (ROTJ) | Endor Campaign (ROTJ) | Gallofree GR-75 Medium Transport | Home One (MC80 Home One-type Command Cruiser) | MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser | Millennium Falcon (YT-1300 Light Freighter) | YT-1300 Light Freighter | BTL Y-Wing Starfighter | Chewbacca | Wookiee | Solo, Han | Skywalker, Luke | C-3PO | 3PO-series Protocol Droid

A-wing Starfighter A-wing Starfighter Ace A-Wing (red) (TSDC) A-Wing Starfighter (blue-white) (TSDC) Vehicles : Collection IX Vehicles : Collection XII
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TITANIUM Series Die-Cast
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Micro Machines Vehicle Collection
A-wing Starfighter
A-wing Starfighter Ace
A-Wing (red) (TSDC)
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Executor (Super-class Star Destroyer) | Super-class Star Destroyer | B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter

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TIE Fighter | BTL Y-Wing Starfighter

Return of the Jedi : Space Assault Set A-Wing Starfighter (FT) A-Wing Expansion Pack (SWX08) Rebel Aces Expansion Pack (SWX29) Chardaan Refit Proton Rockets
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MISSILE
MISSILE
Return of the Jedi : Space Assault Set
A-Wing Starfighter (FT)
A-Wing Expansion Pack (SWX08)
Rebel Aces Expansion Pack (SWX29)
Chardaan Refit
Proton Rockets
85315 / 85250
03.02
SWX08
SWX29
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Tags (3)

TIE Fighter | Imperial Fighter Pilot | Rebel Alliance Pilot

Tags (3)

Farrell, Jake | B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter | Dantels, Nera

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Proton Rockets Arvel Crynyd | A-Wing (Unique) Gemmer Sojan | A-Wing (Unique) Green Squadron Pilot | A-Wing Jake Farrell | A-Wing (Unique) Prototype Pilot | A-Wing
MISSILE
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
Proton Rockets
Arvel Crynyd | A-Wing (Unique)
Gemmer Sojan | A-Wing (Unique)
Green Squadron Pilot | A-Wing
Jake Farrell | A-Wing (Unique)
Prototype Pilot | A-Wing
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Tags (5)

Crynyd, Arvel | TIE Interceptor | DS-2 Orbital Battle Station | Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser

Sojan, Gemmer
Tags (5)

Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | Executor (Super-class Star Destroyer) | Super-class Star Destroyer | Battle over Endor | Endor Campaign (ROTJ)

Tags (2)

Farrell, Jake | Rebel Alliance Pilot

Imperial-class Star Destroyer
Tycho Celchu | A-Wing (Unique) Adaptability Daredevil Push the Limit A-Wing Test Pilot : A-Wing Liberator : CR90 Corellian Corvette (Unique)
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TALENT
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TALENT
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Tycho Celchu | A-Wing (Unique)
Adaptability
Daredevil
Push the Limit
A-Wing Test Pilot : A-Wing
Liberator : CR90 Corellian Corvette (Unique)
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Tags (3)

Celchu, Tycho | TIE Fighter | Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance)

B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter
Tags (2)

TIE Fighter | TIE Interceptor

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TIE Fighter | TIE Interceptor

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Liberator (CR90 Corvette) | CR90 Corellian Corvette

Virago : StarViper only (Unique) A-Wing Squadron (SWM07) Advanced Projectors A-Wing Squadron Green Squadron | A-Wing Squadron (Unique) Rapid Launch Bays
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Armada : A Game of Tactical Fleet Combat : Miniatures
DEFENSIVE RETROFIT
FIGHTER SQUADRON
FIGHTER SQUADRON
OFFENSIVE RETROFIT
Virago : StarViper only (Unique)
A-Wing Squadron (SWM07)
Advanced Projectors
A-Wing Squadron
Green Squadron | A-Wing Squadron (Unique)
Rapid Launch Bays
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Virago (StarViper-class Attack Platform) | StarViper-class Attack Platform

Tags (5)

Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | Executor (Super-class Star Destroyer) | Super-class Star Destroyer | Battle over Endor | Endor Campaign (ROTJ)

Tags (5)

Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | Executor (Super-class Star Destroyer) | Super-class Star Destroyer | Battle over Endor | Endor Campaign (ROTJ)

Assault Frigate Mark II B CR90 Corvette A MC80 Command Cruiser Raider II-class Corvette Phoenix Home (Unique) Squall (Unique)
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Assault Frigate Mark II B
CR90 Corvette A
MC80 Command Cruiser
Raider II-class Corvette
Phoenix Home (Unique)
Squall (Unique)
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Assault Frigate Mark II
Tags (5)

CR90 Corellian Corvette | Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter | BTL Y-Wing Starfighter | B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter | EF-76 Nebulon-B Frigate

MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
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Raider-class Corvette | B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter

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Phoenix Home (Pelta-class Frigate) | Pelta-class Frigate | Phoenix Squadron

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Squall | Quasar Fire-class Bulk Cruiser | TIE Bomber

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Last Stand 0594 : Objective : Green Squadron Deployment 0596 : Unit : Green Squadron A-Wing 0597 : Enhance : Rebel Fighter Bay 0598 : Event : Evasive Maneuvers 1036 : Unit : Overworked Engineer
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SWTCG : Cards
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Last Stand
0594 : Objective : Green Squadron Deployment
0596 : Unit : Green Squadron A-Wing
0597 : Enhance : Rebel Fighter Bay
0598 : Event : Evasive Maneuvers
1036 : Unit : Overworked Engineer
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IA - Finale | IA - The Campaign | MC80 Mon Calamari Star Cruiser | B-Wing Heavy Assault Starfighter | Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter | BTL Y-Wing Starfighter | CR90 Corellian Corvette | EF-76 Nebulon-B Frigate | YT-1300 Light Freighter

Tags (2)

Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | TIE Interceptor

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Green Squadron (Rebel Alliance) | TIE Fighter | Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter | Celchu, Tycho

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TIE Fighter | TIE Interceptor | Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter

Bothan
Art from Stay on Target supplement for FFG Age of Rebellion. Artist's comment "A Bothan and a Chadra-Fan walk into a bar... well, not so much a bar as a Rebel hanger, and boy, are they angry. Tha Chadra-Fan is not very happy with her mechanic, and he does not look too happy either! RAWR!"
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