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E-wing escort starfighter
My version of the E-wing Escort Fighter from the Star Wars EU universe
About this creation
HJR - "One of the first things I found out when going on the Internet for information on my renewed interest in Star Wars was this vehicle. Not knowing there was an extended universe with Star wars based on the books, comics, video games etc. I was immediately struck by the many pictures of spaceships outside the movies, and the E-wing was one of the most striking ones. So better late than never my version of this Escort Fighter. Credits come where credits due : Fichez for the nose configuration (I'll steal your Sith Fighter designs very soon as well ;-) and DarkLight for the engine configuration. Thanks for the inspiration guys! :-D"

E-wing escort starfighter
From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Production information

Manufacturer FreiTek Inc.
Model E-wing escort starfighter
Class Escort starfighter
Cost 185,000 credits

Technical specifications

Length 11.2 meters
Maximum acceleration 4,200 G
MGLT 120 MGLT
Maximum speed (atmosphere) 1300 km/h
Hyperdrive rating Class 2.0
Hyperdrive system Equipped
Shielding Equipped
Armament 3 x Laser cannons
1 x Proton torpedo launcher
- 16 torpedoes
Crew Pilot
R7-series astromech droid
Passengers None
Cargo capacity 100 kg
Consumables 1 week

Usage

Role(s) Reconnaissance
Escort
Era(s) New Republic era
New Jedi Order era
Legacy era
Affiliation New Republic
Peace Brigade
Galactic Federation of Free Alliances

"I say let the Imperials keep coming, because every time a new admiral crawls out of the Outer Rim or some Imperial goon finds a lost superweapon, Rogue Squadron gets a new starfighter. Seems like a good deal to me." - General Wedge Antilles

The E-wing escort starfighter was a single-pilot starfighter developed by FreiTek Inc. It was the first fighter designed entirely under the support of the New Republic.

This powerful starfighter was used by the New Republic, particularly by the Fifth Fleet, and later by the Galactic Alliance. Despite some initial problems, E-wings participated in many major engagements during the Black Fleet Crisis, Yuuzhan Vong War, and beyond.

Contents

1 Characteristics
2 History
- 2.1 Development
3 Known squadrons
4 Appearances
5 Sources

1 Characteristics

The E-wing was considered an excellent combination of firepower, maneuverability, speed, and armor, but initial models required the use of the R7-series astromech droid, which was exclusively built for the E-wing.

The spaceframe of the E-wing was surrounded by two aerodynamic foils which provided stability and increased weapons ability. The nosecone contained the starfighter's powerful sensors, while a concealed astromech droid could easily be positioned midway through the craft. Directly in front of the astromech slot was the cockpit.

The fighter was heavily armed with three laser cannons and one proton torpedo launcher with a magazine of sixteen torpedoes. Like most Rebel designs, the lasers were spread out and could be set to converge at varying distances.

A single E-wing cost 185,000 credits.

Much of the great cost of the E-wing came from the use of the R7 droid, a much more sophisticated and expensive astromech than the classic R2 and R5 astromechs.

2 History

The Republic introduced the E-wing during Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign to rebuild the fallen Empire. The fighter later served in the fight against the "resurrected" Palpatine. Built with cutting-edge weapons, shielding, and propulsion systems, the fighter was extremely powerful and well-rounded. It was intended as an escort fighter and could also serve as a medium-range assault craft. It had enough speed to counter TIE/In starfighters and had better armor than other New Republic starfighters, including the X-wing.

2.1 Development

The E-wing had some initial teething problems relating to the placement of the wing lasers near the outboard engines. The synthetic Tibanna gas used for the lasers tended to degrade at accelerated rates, which swiftly rendered those guns near-useless (and cutting gun firepower to a third). Those problems were eventually resolved and the fighter entered fleet service. It is known to have served at least with the New Republic's Fifth Fleet as the primary fleet space superiority fighter. When the Fifth Fleet was moved to the Koornacht Cluster during the Black Fleet Crisis, many E-wings saw action against the Yevetha in the conflict that ensued.

Four major models appeared to have been designed; the last (Series IV) was introduced around the time of the capture of Coruscant by the Yuuzhan Vong. By that point in the war, the XJ X-wing was rapidly equipping most squadrons in the massive military expansion; the more sophisticated E-wing may have been limited to some elite squadrons. The Series IV E-wing remained in service through the transition from New Republic to Galactic Alliance, and was still in operation as of the Second Corellian Crisis.

Originally, the E-wing was so sophisticated that it had to have the new R7 astromech built for it. Later models of the E-wing starfighters were however able to interface with a earlier astromech models, such as an R2 or R5 unit.

3 Known squadrons

* Blackmoon Squadron
* Knave Team
* White Team
* Fighter Red
* Ax Squadron

4 Appearances

* Dark Empire (First appearance)
* Empire's End
* Crimson Empire
* Darksaber
* Planet of Twilight
* Before the Storm
* Shield of Lies
* Tyrant's Test
* Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
* Balance Point
* Edge of Victory I: Conquest
* Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
* Star by Star
* Dark Journey
* Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
* Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
* Destiny's Way
* Ylesia
* The Unifying Force
* Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
* Betrayal
* Exile (Mentioned only)

5 Sources

* Dark Empire Sourcebook
* Handbook 3: Dark Empire
* The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
* Star Wars: Behind the Magic
* The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
* The New Essential Guide to Droids
* Starships of the Galaxy (2007)
















Comments

HJR Holland
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maaboo 35
  May 26, 2012
Breathtaking work.
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  March 8, 2012
MAN!!!!! That looks just like the real thing, you captured every single detail!!! You should go to lego.cuusoo.com and enter that, it probably will become a set!!!
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  January 23, 2012
Fantastic! I like all the features, and the wings are superb!
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  August 15, 2011
Awesome!!
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  April 11, 2011
you did a great job on this, though the e-wing was never one of my favs
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  October 10, 2009
Awesome job! Very well done, you replicated it perfectly. JEALOUSY... JEALOUSY... JEALOUSY OF MAD SKILLS... ;)
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  April 19, 2009
Sigh..... you have me depresed. I was planning to build one but I don't think I can beat that.
HJR Holland
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Bradley DeBildt
  November 10, 2008
Nice job congrats on MOC of the Day.
HJR Holland
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Brian Marreel
  November 10, 2008
Fantastic HJR! But it would be better if there was more tiles.
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  November 10, 2008
wow this is very good. good job and keep making mocs!( good job on moc of the day)
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  November 10, 2008
that is one awesome E-wing! keep up the good work!
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  November 10, 2008
Yay for MOCOTD!! I reviewed this back in August… ahhh, memories…
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  November 10, 2008
very cool. I like the E-wing very much. well deserved motd, congratz!
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  November 10, 2008
Awesome job! It looks like the Picture. Congrats on MOC of the Day!
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  November 10, 2008
Congratz on the MOTD!
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  November 10, 2008
I would love instructions, if possible EMail me.
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  September 25, 2008
Nice i tried to make the E-Wing but it just was not working out so it became a different ship. But vary well done glad someone could make one.
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  August 21, 2008
Very nice, although the engines are a tad too long and a bit too big. In the diagram, the three laser cannons are all the same length, but the wing laser cannons go farther forward than the engines. Just pointing it out, the rest of the design is truly awesome :D
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  April 26, 2008
The wings ought to begin sloping imediatly on leaving the fuselogde, I think. You did a good job on this one, it's clean, the body has some nice angles most (myself included) neglect, and you got the astromech socket right. I can really see Darklight's inspiration here, particularily in the frontal portion and engines. I'm not sure if said front should be curved or flat, and I think your's is a tad to thin, but now I'm being a nit-pick. Very nice sir, could you see mine some time. Post Script: Once you finish MOCing every known peice of EU, can you post some group photos? I can't keep any of my creations intact when I start a new project so I think it would be cool to see all of yours together.
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  April 15, 2008
One word: sah-weet. Like a new type of Z-95.
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  April 15, 2008
This is the best E-Wing I ever seen very accurate!!
 
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