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PostSubject: RZ-1 A-wing Interceptor   Tue Sep 11 2012, 14:08

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Production information
Manufacturer
Alliance Underground Engineering
Incom Corporation

Model
RZ-1 A-wing interceptor

Class
Starfighter

Cost
175,000

Technical specifications
Length
9.6 meters

Width
6.48 meters

Height/depth
1.91 meters (fuselage only)
3.11 meters (including stabilizers)

Maximum acceleration
5,100 G

MGLT
120 MGLT

Maximum speed (atmosphere)
1,300 km/h (higher speeds possible with deflector shields on)

Engine unit(s)
Novaldex J-77 Event Horizon (2)

Hyperdrive rating
Class 1.0

Hyperdrive system
Incom GBk-785 hyperdrive unit

Power plant
MPS Bpr-99 fusion reactor

Shielding
Sirplex Z-9 deflector shield projector (50 SBD)

Hull
Titanium alloy frame and durasteel outer hull (15 RU)

Sensor systems
Fabritech ANs-7e sensor unit with PA-94 long range phased tachyon detection array and PG-7u short range primary threat analysis grid

Targeting systems
Fabritech ANq 3.6 tracking computer
IN-344-B "Sightline" holographic imaging system

Navigation system
Microaxial LpL-449 navigation computer (2 jump range)

Avionics
Torplex Rq9.Z flight control avionics

Countermeasures
Miradyne 4x-Phantom short-range sensor jammer
Chaff and flare launcher

Armament
Borstel RG-9 laser cannons (2)
Dymek HM-6 Concussion Missile Launchers (2)
6 concussion missiles each (standard load)

Crew
Pilot (1)

Passengers
None

Cargo capacity
40 kilograms

Consumables
1 week

Other systems
Fijisi wood panels


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 Imperial's TIE Interceptor.

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.

The slight A-wing's wing-mounted laser cannons could rotate up and down sixty degrees for greater fire control. Some of those designs even had their guns modified to swivel in a complete 360-degree arc, thus providing a nasty surprise to any chasing fighter. While a tactical boon, the A-wing had no astromech droid to manage its weapons systems, requiring further attention from the pilot.

The combination of sensitive controls, unmatched sublight thrust, maneuverable weapon systems, advanced sensory and stealth packages, fragility, and heavily exposed cockpit strained even the best pilot. A-wings earned the nickname "slims" for their small frame made of carbo-plas, but also for the "slim" chance of a pilot surviving a direct hit on the ship after the shields were down, and the cramped cockpit that prevented larger pilots from flying the A-wing.

The wedge-shaped craft had an access panel on the forward bow, and carried the its two Dymek HM-6 Concussion Missile Launchers along the sides. Thrust control jets were at the rear of the craft, just behind the rear Sirplex Z-9 deflector shield projector. The engines, capable of propelling the starfighter to up to 1300 kilometers per hour and 120 MGLT, were placed in the aft of the craft had thrust vector controls. The A-wing carried a sensor jamming unit, including a Fabritech ANs-7e sensor unit with PA-94 long range phased tachyon detection array and PG-7u short range primary threat analysis grid, along with targeting systems in the form of a Fabritech ANq 3.6 tracking computer and an IN-344-B "Sightline" holographic imaging system The avionics was a Torplex Rq9.z flight control system. The craft carried one pilot and up to 40 kilograms of cargo.

The weapons carried on-board, including advanced concussion missiles, gave the craft the power to engage larger Imperial targets up to and including Imperial Star Destroyers.

Many of the starfighters were produced in underground factories, and at least one at the Battle of Endor had fijisi wood panels. The A-wings were maintenance-heavy and prone to breakdowns, although the sensor jammers and concussion weapons were effective in lightning raids.
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