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The A-wing, a fictional interceptor starfighter in the Star Wars universe, is used by the Rebel Alliance. It is the smallest, fastest and most manoeuverable of the Rebel fighters. In the movie trilogy, it is seen only in the final battle over Endor, where one crashes into the bridge of the Super Star Destroyer Executor to send it crashing into the Death Star.

In the X-wing computer game series, the A-wing was the rebel fighter of choice for dogfighting. Its high speed, maneoverability, shielding, and default load of concussion missiles made it more than a match for the TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor and the only Rebel fighter capable of taking on the TIE Advanced

In the real Star Wars universe, the A-wing has very limited shielding, and relies on its high speed and maneoverability to avoid destruction. The fighter was designed by Alliance General Jan Dodonna and Alliance engineer Walex Blissex.

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