Assault Gunboat

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The '''Assault Gunboat''', officially the ''Xg-1 Starwing'', is a strike [[starfighter]] built by Cygnus Spaceworks in use by the [[Imperial Navy]]. 
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The fighter is built by the same manufacturer of the venerable [[Lambda-class]] [[shuttle]] and it shows.  The shape of the ship's wings and hull look very similar. The fighter is equipped with a Class 12 [[Hyperdrive]] and moderately powerful deflector shield system.  The folding wing design of the ship means that it can operate from any [[capital ship]] with a shuttle craft hanger.  It is powered by a sublight engine that gives a speed between that of an [[Y-wing]] and and [[X-wing]] making it very dangerous in the hands of a experienced [[pilot]]. 
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== Specifications ==
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The Assault Gunboat is a moderately heavy starfighter.  It is armed with two [[ion cannon]]s and two medium [[blaster]]s as well as two [[concussion missile]] tubes.  The missile tubes have a fairly large capacity, 20 or 10 [[proton torpedo]]s total, making it a powerful strike fighter in combat. 
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== Deployment ==
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Usually deployed with 5 units per Imperial Star Destroyer, the Assault Gunboat is the first starfighter equipped with a Deflector Shield and a Hyperdrive.  This meant that it tended to bear the brunt of any hit and fade or remote strike missions unescorted until the deployment of the Tie Avenger.  This meant that the ship tended to suffer heavy losses against Rebel interceptors especially the nimble [[A-wing]].  Despite this since it was the only Imperial light unit that could perform the missions it did receive a larger deployment then was usual for the starfighter-wary Imperial Navy. 
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Revision as of 17:51, 7 November 2012

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