Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Starships of the Galaxy
Designed by Admiral Ackbar, the B-Wing Starfighter is a mobile weapons platform designed to provide heavy assault support to the Rebel fleet. Possessing a unique design that includes folding S-foils and a cockpit that rotates within it's housing in the starfighter's superstructure, the B-Wing is a difficult craft to master. Heavily armed with a variety of weapons, the B-Wing can deliver a punishing blow to slower targets (Particularly Capital Ships), though it lacks the maneuverability of other contemporary Starfighters, such as the X-Wing or the A-Wing.
Capital Ships often find the B-Wing Starfighter to be an extremely dangerous opponent. Particularly fearsome are the Proton Torpedoes, which can be brought to bear against a Starship with devastating results. In fact, a squadron of B-Wing Starfighters was responsible for destroying an Imperial Star Destroyer at the Battle of Endor, a feat that no other fighter type could claim at the battle.
Despite it's durability and exceptional armament, the B-Wing Starfighter is still slow, sluggish, and difficult to operate. As a result, most B-Wing attack groups usually have an escort of faster and more maneuverable Starfighters, protecting the B-Wing until it can slip past the first line of enemy defenses and strike at a vulnerable target. Additionally, a character who is not Trained in the Pilot Skill takes a -2 penalty on Initiative and Pilot checks while Piloting a B-Wing Starfighter.
B-Wings also feature exceptionally modular weapon systems, allowing them to be modified as per the needs of the mission. When swapping out one of the B-Wing's Weapon Systems for another Weapon System, reduce the time taken to make the Starship Modification by half.
B-Wing Starfighter Statistics (CL 10) Edit
Ranged: Laser Cannons +8 (See Below)
Ranged: Light Ion Cannons +8 (See Below)
Ranged: Proton Torpedoes +8 (See Below)
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 1 (Skilled Crew Quality); Passengers: None
Cargo: 45 Kilograms; Consumables: 1 Week; Carried Craft: None
Payload: 12 Proton Torpedoes
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +8 (+3 Autofire), Damage: 4d10x2
Attack Bonus: +8, Damage: 7d10x2
Attack Bonus: +8, Damage: 9d10x2, 4-Square Splash