Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter...

Poll ended at Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:16 pm

A-Wing?
3
17%
B-Wing?
4
22%
X-Wing?
7
39%
Y-Wing?
4
22%
 
Total votes : 18

Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Granitehewer » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:16 pm

I'm just using the original trilogy films for this one.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Granitehewer » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:33 pm

A-Wing for me.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Teaos » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:40 pm

Even though its cliche I have to go with X-Wing because it just looks more badass which is very important in a fighter.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Jim » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:05 pm

I go X as well. The Y-wing is liek the old Phantom, big and overpowered, but too brick like. The A is speedy but fragile. The B... I just don't get it. The X is a good all aroud platform and performer.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:37 pm

A-wing, nimble little dog fighter. X-wing, trusted middle ground fighter that really brought the rebels to the fighter war. Y-wing, old warhorse that while not bad had seen its time past.

However my favorite is the B-Wing. I love the use of the modular design, exchanging weapons by need or simple repair trouble is always a plus. In a SW-RPG, I used a four ion cannon/two laser cannon combo for capturing enemy ships for selling them off. Or a six laser cannon combo for trashing enemy fighter formations.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Granitehewer » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:50 pm

Poor old Y-Wing...they aren't the most sexy of starfighters. I used to hate hate hate the A-Wing until the prequel trilogy came out then I was so impressed with Obi's very similar Jedi Starfighter that I became an A-Wing convert.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Deepcrush » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:11 am

The A-Wing is a great dog fighter but in all honesty it just doesn't bring enough to the table in my opinion. She's good for what the Rebels needed, which was something to even the field against the Imps overwhelming numbers. But a fighter like that doesn't last when its only useful in a single roll.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:01 am

X-wing. A true classic and icon of sci-fi.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Vic » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:54 am

Venreable old Y-wing, kindof reminds me of the P-38 with its twin tail booms.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Granitehewer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:34 pm

Vic and I have equally unpopular choices it seems, lol.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Deepcrush » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:11 pm

Well there's nothing wrong with liking something different.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:38 pm

Deepcrush wrote:A-wing, nimble little dog fighter.


Hardly. They're very fast, but everything I've seen about A-Wings is that if they get into a dogfight they're in trouble. That's why bel Ilis invented the slash, to make best use of their speed while keeping them out of any close fight.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Deepcrush » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:12 pm

I've never seen anything to say otherwise. They struggled at Endor Moon but that's not a shock when out numbered a dozen to one. However in the games and EU and databank they are shown in impressive fashion. But I don't believe she's meant for an up close fight. Her missile payload, light frame and defenses with high agility clearly show a fighter meant to use hit and run strikes through combat to engage enemy fighters rather then just trying to trade shots.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby McAvoy » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:22 pm

I personally like the A-Wing. That and I think when the A-Wing was made they used parts off of a F-14 overwing faring (the panels covering the pivot joint on the wings) to make an A-Wing.
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Re: Favourite Rebel Alliance fighter?

Postby Granitehewer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:23 pm

But so far it's only vote is from me. The A-Wing needs you!!!
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