>>13813177 Whenever I see a B-wing all I can think of is how much of a giant pain in the ass it must be to aim, since there's no way in hell those guns can consistently converge anywhere but in front of the pivot point.
That's only true in stories where the thing not working properly is a major focus. Even the X-Wings weren't a major focus in any Star Wars and they all worked fine. The Y-Wings didn't work because the main character wasn't in one and so they were the older and obsolete shitheap other pilots had to put up with because they didn't have more X-Wings or newer bombers, nothing more.
Now, the X-Wings will probably have faults and issues in Rogue One for the reason you mentioned, because they'll almost certainly feature for more than a couple of minutes in that.
It's a real bitch, but supposedly amazingly effective. The rotating cockpit allows the craft some seriously good evasive maneuverability by canceling rotational Gs on the pilot even though it lacks turning speed.
It's supposed to be quite the trial by fire however.
>>13814693 It's a mixed bag. In one of the Rogue Squadron books, Wedge says he dislikes the B-wing since the cockpit rotation screws with his sense of the ship, making him feel more like a driver than a pilot.
The ship it's destroying there is an Imperial Light Cruiser, not a Star Destroyer and it's a lot smaller than even the baby Star Destroyers. Light Cruisers are only 250 meters long to the 900 meters of even the smallest Star Destroyers. The proper ones were 1600 meters. It'd take a lot more than something like that to hurt a real Star Destroyer, especially since a Star Destroyer is going to have both stronger defenses and stronger weaponry than a Light Cruiser.
It's not really. Putting aside that it's a prototype B-Wing that experiences multiple system issues due to the weaponry it's packing and that we know it gets pared down to something less complex for production it's really not much if any more damaging than a couple of missiles or something would do. It's just a different form of delivery. It makes as much sense as anything else in Star Wars.
>>13814732 The real answer is something along the lines of the A-wing and B-wing having placeholder names in ROTJ production as A Fighter and B Fighter to just distinguish them from the others. The convoluted answer in-universe answer is "blade wing" or this sort of visual stretch of the imagination.
>>13815351 >The ship it's destroying there is an Imperial Light Cruiser, not a Star Destroyer and it's a lot smaller than even the baby Star Destroyers.
That's true. But if a single B Wing can do that to a small Imperial Cruiser, then it's not hard to imagine a squadron or smaller group of B Wings and their mini superlasers fucking up an Imperial Star Destroyer.
>>13815731 Wish we'd gotten to see some B Wings in TFA, seeing it as it would have made sense to have heavy bomber like them in the attack on Starkiller Base, but that would have went against the whole 'Let's copy and paste the final battle of ANH!' that they did.
>>13815789 What got me was the fact that there's literally only two kinds of fighters in that battle. Star Wars exists primarily to sell toys. Nobody would have complained if they had an updated Y-Wing, A-wing or B-wing tag along on the attack, yet they limited the kind of fighters to two.
Smaller groups of fighters can and do fuck up Star Destroyers in Star Wars though. The games, comics and books had it all the time and even the movies had that one A-Wing taking out a Super Star Destroyer on it's own, even if only because of a lucky (suicide) strike.
>>13816640 That Super Star Destroyer's bridge deflector shields had been knocked out iirc. Virtually any hit to that location would have crippled the ship. That said, that A-wing pilot really knew how to go out with bang
Well yea, that's why I said he was lucky, but it still happened regardless. And personally, I find that far worse because Super Star Destroyers are several miles long and should have multiple bridges and shouldn't really be destructible by a single hit like that. I know it got sucked in to the Death Star II's gravity well, but that's still just weak sauce.
>>13815789 Keep in mind that the Resistance is -not- the Rebel Alliance. Leia & pals created it after the Republic refused to re-arm in the face of the FO, their sips and equipment are mostly donated. The T-70 model X-wing was being phased out of service for newer craft at the time of TFA.
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