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The Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter,[4] also known as the Alpha-3 Nimbus or V-wing starfighter, was a starfighter model manufactured by Kuat Systems Engineering.[1] They were first deployed by the Galactic Republic in the final days of the Clone Wars[2]—serving in the Battle of Coruscant against the Confederacy of Independent Systems—and continued to see use under the Galactic Empire. V-wings were also utilized as escort fighters for Darth Sidious's personal Theta-class T-2c shuttle.[3] In the following years, V-wings were gradually replaced by TIE/ln space superiority starfighters. The Alpha-3 Nimbus was little more than a single pilot fuselage pod sitting on vertically stacked ion engines flanked by deployable, heat radiating, stability foils. The V-wing was designed for speed and agility, at the expense of a reliable life support system or hyperdrive. The pilot instead relied on a sealed flight suit in case of ejection.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Ultimate Star Wars
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 StarWars-DatabankII V-wing Fighter in the Databank
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  4. TwitterLogo @HolocronKeeper (Leland Chee) on Twitter. “@LelalMekha Fair to assume species names are the same unless you hear otherwise. Same goes for planets. And ship models.” (screenshot)
  5. Tarkin

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