A Wing

Following the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance designed a number of new starships. The A-wing was a strike fighter, supposedly the fastest ship ever built, sacrificing firepower, shielding, and staying power for pure speed. Limited funds required the A-wing to be built from existing parts, but its brilliant design still managed to squeeze superb performance from components built for other purposes.

The extremely maneuverable A-wing gives its pilot a +4 equipment bonus on all Pilot checks and attack rolls, allowing it to operate safely at high speeds. In fact, A-wing pilots routinely maintain ramming speed during combat, depending on their speed to give them an advantage over more heavily armed craft. The A-wing also mounts a jamming system capable of distorting
an enemy fighter's sensors and communication gear. This system works best against other fighters, marginally well against transport class vessels, and not at all against capital ships. Enemy starfighters and transports within point blank range of the A-wing suffer a penalty on Computer Use checks to operate sensors (-4 for starfighters, -2 for transports). The same penalty is imposed on the fire control system of any weapon fired at the A-wing (although fire control can't be reduced to less than +0). The jammer is selective enough that it doesn't affect friendly ships, but it's too weak to affect capital ships.

Craft Alliance A-Wing Starfighter Class Starfighter
Cost 175,000 (new) Size Diminutive (9.6 m long)
Initiative +8 (+4 size, +4 crew) Crew 1 (Skilled + 4)
Passengers None Cargo Capacity 40 kilograms
Consumables 1 week Hyperdrive x1
Maximum Speed Ramming Maneuvers +12 (+4 size, +4 crew, +4 engine quality)
Defense 24 (+4 size, +10 armor) Shield Points 30
Hull Points 80 DR 5

Laser cannons (2 fire-linked); Fire Arc: Front; Attack Bonus: + 18 (+4 size, +4 crew, +6 fire control, +4 equipment bonus); Damage: Sd 10x2; Range Modifiers: PB -2, S -4, M/l n/a.

Jammer; Fire Arc: All; Attack Bonus: n/a; Damage: Special; Range Modifiers: PB +0, S/M/L n/a.

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