X-wing fighter

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The X-wing starfighter is a fictional spacecraft from the original and sequel Star Wars trilogies and the Star Wars expanded universe.wikipedia
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Industrial Light & Magic

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Industrial Light & Magic's (ILM) Colin Cantwell sketched and built models that eventually became the final X-wing fighter in Star Wars.
He contacted Triple-I, known for their early computer effects in movies like Westworld (1973) and Futureworld (1976), which ended up making a computer-generated test of five X-wing fighters flying in formation.

Star Wars (film)

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Industrial Light & Magic's (ILM) Colin Cantwell sketched and built models that eventually became the final X-wing fighter in Star Wars.
Vader leads a squadron of TIE fighters and prepares to attack Luke's X-wing, but Han returns and fires at the Imperial fighters, sending Vader spiraling away.

Death Star

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Known as the fighter that killed the Death Star, the X-wing is armed with four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers, deflector shields, Class-1 superluminal hyperdrive, an astromech to aid in rudimentary repairs and navigation, and full life support system; all of which allowed for extended multi-role missions that required extreme versatility and combat performance, offering a refined balance of speed, durability, and lethality.
Luke is able to successfully launch his X-wing fighter's torpedoes into the vent, impacting the core and triggering a catastrophic explosion, which destroys the station before it can use its superlaser weapon to annihilate the Rebel base on Yavin 4.

The Empire Strikes Back

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The "lake" in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) crashes his X-wing in The Empire Strikes Back was only 3.5 ft deep, requiring the creation of a rig resembling the starfighter sitting in the lake at an angle.
Meanwhile, Luke, travels with R2-D2 in his X-wing fighter to the swamp planet of Dagobah, where he crash-lands.

List of Star Wars starfighters

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Designed and manufactured by the Incom Corporation, they were designed to fit in between the Z-95 and the larger ARC-170, and are primarily depicted as the primary space superiority, light escort and reconnaissance craft of the Rebel Alliance, the New Republic and the Resistance.
The fighter's name stems from "ART 170", the file name of the art that established the ship's appearance—deliberately reminiscent of the X-wing.

Luke Skywalker

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The "lake" in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) crashes his X-wing in The Empire Strikes Back was only 3.5 ft deep, requiring the creation of a rig resembling the starfighter sitting in the lake at an angle.
In the trench leading to the Death Star's exhaust port, Luke hears Obi-Wan's voice, telling him to "trust his feelings"; he takes Obi-Wan's advice and switches off his X-wing's missile guidance system, instead using the Force to guide the missiles and destroy the Death Star.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game supplement book The Star Wars Sourcebook identifies the original trilogy models as being T-65s, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections identifies those seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as T-70s.
Han, Chewbacca, and Finn are saved by Resistance X-wing fighters led by Poe, who survived the crash.

Rebel Alliance

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Designed and manufactured by the Incom Corporation, they were designed to fit in between the Z-95 and the larger ARC-170, and are primarily depicted as the primary space superiority, light escort and reconnaissance craft of the Rebel Alliance, the New Republic and the Resistance.
The introduction of the A-wing, B-wing and X-wing, along with the former Imperial officers who piloted them, only improved upon that advantage.

Droid (Star Wars)

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The production crew also made a full-size X-wing cockpit that was used for all actors; the astromech droid visible behind each actor was changed for each starfighter.
U9-C4 is a timid droid sent on a mission with D-Squad, an all-droid special unit in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, C1-10P is an oft-repaired, "outmoded" astromech who is one of the Star Wars Rebels regular characters, and BB-8 is the astromech droid of X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens.

TIE fighter

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The X-wings were designed to appear more "traditional" than the Empire's TIE fighters.
Combat scenes between TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon and Rebel Alliance X-wing fighters in Star Wars were meant to be reminiscent of World War II dogfight footage; editors used World War II air combat clips as placeholders while Industrial Light & Magic completed the movie's special effects.

Return of the Jedi

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Novels and roleplaying material state that the X-wing continues to be refined and upgraded in the years beyond Return of the Jedi; the "XJ"-series X-wings, depicted in the war against the Yuuzhan Vong, have a third proton torpedo launcher, stronger lasers and improved engines.
While the Rebel fleet destroys the Super Star Destroyer Executor, Lando, and X-wing fighter pilot Wedge Antilles destroy its main reactor.

Lego

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Lego also released several X-wing models, including a 76-piece miniature X-wing/TIE advanced kit, a 263-piece X-wing (1999/2002), a 563-piece X-wing kit with Yoda's Hut (2004), a 437-piece X-Wing (2006), and a 560-piece X-wing (2012).
In May 2013, the largest model ever created was displayed in New York City and was made of over 5 million bricks; a 1:1 scale model of an X-wing fighter.

List of Star Wars characters

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The X-wing appears eight times in the Micro Machines Action Fleet toy line: Luke's starfighter on its own, with "targeter" stand, with Dagobah swamp damage, and in a double pack with a TIE Fighter, Wedge's starfighter on its own, and as a component of the Yavin Rebel Base playset, a toy based on the prototype packaged with Biggs Darklighter's starfighter, and Jek Porkins' starfighter.

Star Wars: X-Wing (video game series)

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It is also a playable ship in numerous LucasArts games, and is the eponymous vessel in the first of several space combat simulator games.
LucasArts later released the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series which also feature the X-wing fighter however these are arcade-style action video games geared towards consoles with their gamepads, in contrast to the X-Wing series which are traditional flight simulators for the PC which is meant to be played with a joystick.

Star Wars (1983 video game)

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The player pilots an X-wing in the Atari Star Wars game.
Assuming the role of Luke Skywalker ("Red Five"), the player pilots an X-wing fighter from a first-person perspective.

Rogue Squadron

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Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston wrote the X-wing novel series that focuses on the X-wing pilots of Rogue Squadron and Wraith Squadron, the former expanding the story of pilots like Wedge Antilles who appear in the films.
Many surviving members of Red Squadron, the X-wing attack force that Luke Skywalker joins during the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars (1977), later join Rogue Squadron.

Dagobah

The X-wing appears eight times in the Micro Machines Action Fleet toy line: Luke's starfighter on its own, with "targeter" stand, with Dagobah swamp damage, and in a double pack with a TIE Fighter, Wedge's starfighter on its own, and as a component of the Yavin Rebel Base playset, a toy based on the prototype packaged with Biggs Darklighter's starfighter, and Jek Porkins' starfighter.
In its first appearance, the main protagonist of the film, Luke Skywalker, is attempting to land his X-wing starfighter on the planet and is met with a dense fog causing him to crash land in a small bayou.

Wedge Antilles

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Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston wrote the X-wing novel series that focuses on the X-wing pilots of Rogue Squadron and Wraith Squadron, the former expanding the story of pilots like Wedge Antilles who appear in the films.
Denis Lawson plays the character for the remaining scenes filmed in the X-wing cockpit.

Star Wars: Empire at War

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Both the Rebel Assault and Rebel Assault II rail shooters include X-wing levels, and X-wing squadrons are controllable units in the Rebellion and Empire at War strategy games.
The player(s) can use only the equipment they brought to the battle (be it an X-wing squadron or an AT-AT).

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire

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Both the Rebel Assault and Rebel Assault II rail shooters include X-wing levels, and X-wing squadrons are controllable units in the Rebellion and Empire at War strategy games.
The Alliance learns that the Empire has constructed a secret mining facility in the asteroid Belt of Arah, somewhere in the Dreighton Nebula, and Rookie One is sent along with a squadron of X-wings to destroy it.

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

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In 2012, Fantasy Flight Games released the Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game featuring several pilots and variations of the ship.
"X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wing fighters and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

Star Tours

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A life-size X-wing is suspended from the ceiling at the Star Trader gift shop in Disneyland in California, as well as one displayed outdoors by the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland Paris.
The Starspeeder got caught in its tractor beam, but managed to get loose when a New Republic X-wing fighter provided assistance by destroying the tractor beam's generator.

Y-wing

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Y-wings are described in the Expanded Universe as durable but slow tactical strike spacecraft, although notes and diagrams by the special effects crew for Return of the Jedi (shown in The Art of Return of the Jedi) show the Y-wing as possessing the same speed and maneuverability as the X-wing and standard TIE fighter.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

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A life-size X-wing made from Lego blocks appeared in Times Square, and a ¾-size replica is on display at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver.

Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker

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In the film, Wedge's X-wing fighter is damaged by Darth Vader and his wingmen, forcing him to leave the battle, and then Biggs is killed outright by the pursuing Vader and his fighters.