An RZ-1 A-wing interceptor.


A red RZ-2 A-wing starfighter.

A-wing starfighters were a type of starfighter. During the Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire[1] and the Galactic Civil War,[2] the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the New Republic[3] used the RZ-1 A-wing interceptor.[2]

Approximately thirty years later, a different and upgraded variation of the A-wing, the RZ-2 A-wing starfighter, was used by the Resistance during the First Order–Resistance war.[4]

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A-wing starfighters saw extensive service in an early rebellion against the Galactic Empire, with at least a few in combat operations as early as18 BBY. Bail Organa's forces operated at least eight of these fighters, and deployed them to assist an uprising on Raada. The entire population of Raada was evacuated as a result of the uprising, and Ahsoka Tano joined the rebellion as a Fulcrum agent in its aftermath.[5]


In 4 BBY, Darth Vader launched an attack on Phoenix Squadron, decimating their contingent of A-wings. Out of eight fighters deployed, six fell victim to the Sith Lord's guns. Vader also destroyed the Phoenix Cell's flagship, Phoenix Home, forcing the rebel fleet to retreat into hyperspace.[1]


At least five A-wings saw action in a rebel attempt to break the Blockade of Ibaar. The rebels successfully broke the blockade and delivered relief supplies to the Eesh Fahm's network. A single A-wing was destroyed in action.[6]


In 4 ABY, A-wings participated in the Battle of Endor with numerous units in Blade,[7] Green and Red squadrons.[2]


A-wings served with Phoenix Squadron[8] in the Battle of Jakku, the final battle of the Galactic Civil War.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

The A-wing series of starfighters first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, during the climatic Battle of Endor.


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