The ''V-wing'' also known as the Alpha-3 ''Nimbus''-class, is a [[starfighter]] seen in [[Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith]]. It was a sturdy, wedge-shaped starfighter with movable wings similar to the [[S-foil]]s of the later Eta-2 model [[Jedi starfighter]]s, and also resembles the [[TIE fighter]] and [[A-Wing]]. The EU ascribes the V-Wing and the Delta-7 Jedi starfighter to [[Walex Blissex]], who would later co-design the [[Rebel Alliance]]'s [[A-wing]], with [[Jan Dodonna]]. The V-wing had wingtip mounted swiveling [[laser cannon]]s, and had a wedge shape, along with a pair of [[ion engines]], much like the [[twin ion engines]] found on Imperial fighters. Aft of the starfighter's main hull were two [[deflector shield]] heat sinks, located above the two vertically stacked [[ion drive]] thrusters. These flaps also provided some protection for the V-wing's [[Clone trooper pilot|clone pilot]]. The V-wing featured an [[astromech droid]] socket aft of the oval cockpit, but apparently did not feature an integrated hyperdrive, and lacked a life support system. It was often paired with the much heavier tri-wing [[ARC-170]], one of several [[complementary starfighter pairs]]. ==V-wings in the later== Following the end of the Clone Wars, V-wing squadrons flew under the banner of the Galactic Empire. Three V-wings, flown by elite pilots, escorted the self-appointed Emperor [[Palpatine]]'s [[shuttle]] during his voyage from [[Coruscant]] to [[Mustafar]] and again on the return trip, culminating at the [[Emperor Palpatine Surgical Reconstruction Center]]. These elite V-wings were modified for [[hyperspace]] travel without booster rings and were equipped with upgraded shields. Eventually, [[pirate]] organizations, such as [[Black Sun]] and the [[Hutt Cartel]], used V-wings after salvaging them. They were also used by the [[Mandalorian]]s around the [[Battle of Yavin]] during a [[Skirmish over Mandalore|skirmish]] with the [[Zann Consortium]]. ==Continuity conflicts== In the game ''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'', the V-wing is depicted as a heavy [[bomber]] rather than a fast interceptor craft, with its tri-wing counterpart assuming the part of fighter. ==Behind the scenes== [[Rob Coleman]] originally considered showing TIE Fighters at the end of ''[[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith|Revenge of the Sith]]'', but Lucas decided to show V-wing starfighters instead, pointing out that the Empire would have nineteen years to build TIEs. ==See also== *[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/V-wing_starfighter V-wing starfighter on Wookieepedia] *[http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/vwingstarfighter/index.html V-wing starfighter in the Star Wars Databank] [[Category:Starfighters]] [[Category:Star Wars ships]] [[Category:-wing fighters]]
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