BTL Y-Wing Starfighter

The BTL Y-wing starfighter is a fighter-bomber built by Koensayr Manufacturing. First used during the Clone Wars, during the Galactic Civil War it has been a mainstay of the Alliance Starfighter Corps. It is often used as an assault bomber to attack enemy capital ships directly.

The Y-wing is a resilient, well-shielded craft, but is slow and ungainly compared to other starfighters. Its deficiencies are partly compensated for by the heavy proton torpedo load it can carry, and its ability to paralyze craft with ion cannon fire without destroying them. In addition to the Rebel Alliance, many planetary defense forces, mercenaries, and pirates field the craft.

The design has many flaws, and requires 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 have no hull plating (except on the cockpit), exposing the internals of the main hull. Pilots found that this lightened the spaceframe and keep components cooler, noticeably boosting performance.

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Specifications
Maker/Model/Classification: Koensayr Manufacturing BTL Y-Wing Starfighter
Length: 16 meters
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 1, Backup: None
Navcomp: None – Astromech Droid Socket
Sensor Range: Close
Ship’s Complement: One Pilot (One Gunner in BTL-S3 Variant).
Encumbrance Capacity: 10
Passenger Capacity: 0
Consumables: One week
Cost/Rarity: 80,000 credits / 4
Customization Hard Points: 1
Silhouette: 3
Speed: 4
Handling: 0
Defense: 1/-/-/1
Armor: 3
Hull Threshold: 12
System Threshold: 10
Weapons: Turret Mounted Twin Light Ion Cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 5; Critical 4; Range [Close]; Ion, Linked 1). (Fire
Arc All and gunnercontrolled in BTL-S3).
Forward Mounted Medium Laser Cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Linked 1).
Forward Mounted Proton Torpedo Launchers (2) (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 8; Critical 2; Range [Short]; Breach 6, Blast 6, Guided 2, Limited Ammo 8, Linked, Slow-Firing 1).

BTL Y-Wing Starfighter

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