VIDEO: Testing The B-Wing Prototype

Is The B-Wing More Exhilarating Than The X-Wing???

I was an eight year old in 1983. Even then, watching Return of the Jedi, I felt the B-Wing was the most under-used onscreen starfighter. I wanted to see more of it! Now, more than 30 years later, I get what I always wanted. In this scene from the massively popular animated series Star Wars: Rebels, rebel Captain Hera Syndulla tests the Mon Calamari-designed B-Wing prototype. Everything about this scene is amazing….

According to StarWars.com the B-Wing is…

 …the oddest-looking starfighter in the Rebel Alliance fleet… The pilot can orient it so that it always stays level with a horizon line. No matter which way the B-wing may maneuver laterally, its pilot remains upright.

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It was Senator Bail Organa, rebel leader and foster father to Princess Leia, who, according to Wookiepedia

…secured a shipyard to begin developing the B-wing design for mass production…to be used by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War.

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I’m really happy one of my favorite ships is getting some time in the spotlight and can’t wait to see more of it.

 

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