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Btl-s3
BTL-S3 Y-wing starfighter
Production information
Manufacturer

Koensayr Manufacturing[1]

Product line

BTL Y-wing starfighter

Model

BTL-S3 Y-wing starfighter

Class

Assault starfighter

Cost

135,000 credits (new), 65,000 (used)[1]

Technical specifications
Length

16 meters[1]

Maximum acceleration

2,700 G

Maximum
atmospheric speed

1000 km/h[1]

Engine unit(s)

2 Koensayr R200 ion jet engines (rated 250 KTU)

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1.0

Hyperdrive system

Koensayr R300-H hyperdrive motivator

Power plant

Novaldex power generator; Thiodyne 03-R cryogenic power cells and ionization reactor

Shielding

Chempat shields (75 SBD)

Hull

Titanium-reinforced Alusteel alloy (40 RU)

Sensor systems

Fabritech ANs-5d sensor unit with PA-9r long range phased tachyon detection array and PG-7u short range primary threat analysis grid

Targeting systems

Fabritech ANc 2.7 tracking computer with SI 5g7 "Quickscan" imaging system

Avionics

Subpro NH-7 flight control avionics

Armament
Escape craft

0

Crew
Passengers

None

Cargo capacity

110 kilograms[1]

Consumables

1 week[1]

Other systems
Usage
Role(s)
Era(s)
Affiliation

The BTL-S3 Y-wing starfighter was a variant configuration of the BTL Y-wing starfighter. It was used primarily by the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

CharacteristicsEdit

The BTL-S3 was the most common Y-wing configuration.[5] A two-man strike starfighter, the first crew member piloted the craft, while the second acted as a gunner and controlled the two swivel-mounted ion cannons, located right on top of the cockpit.[6][1]

Many Y-wings of this variant were modified with defensive rapid-fire blaster turrets replacing the ion cannon turret, and particle cannons instead of the dual laser cannons on the nose.[7] These Y-wings were used as heavy capital ship destroyers, and were eventually phased out by the new B-wing starfighters.

HistoryEdit

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An S3 cockpit module detaches from the main body.

Luke Skywalker used this variant on his mission to Panna in 0 ABY,[8] as did Princess Leia Organa and C-3PO on their journey to the Circarpous system.[9]

The Deretta Destroyers, a mixed starfighter squadron of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, consisted of several BTL-S3s. Rebel pilot Tenk Lenso proved his skill as a gunner in the rear of a BTL-S3 while serving with the Destroyers.[10]

The Rebel Alliance also used two-person Y-wings at numerous battles during the Galactic Civil War[7] and at the Battle of Bespin.[3]

Several of the BTL-S3s were stationed at Echo Base on the planet Hoth in 3 ABY. They assisted the base's T-65 X-wing starfighters in the evacuation of numerous GR-75 medium transports through the Imperial blockade of the planet. Rogue Squadron members Derek Klivian and Wes Janson escorted the transport Thon's Orchard to safety using a BTL-S3.[10]

The Rebel Alliance-affiliated Bothan Blue Squadron used 12 Y-wings. Half of them were destroyed on the Raid on the Suprosa.[11]

During the period after the Battle of Endor, Aggressor Wing's New Republic BTL-S3 Y-wing starfighters commanded by Colonel Horton Salm participated in the Battle of Brentaal IV,[12] and later rescued Rogue Squadron during the evacuation of Ciutric.[13]

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A BTL-S3 as seen in the Star Wars Holiday Special

Behind the scenesEdit

The BTL-S3 Y-wing starfighter first appeared in 1978's novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye, by Alan Dean Foster, and the first Expanded Universe novel.

Both Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide and Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide mislabel the single-seat BTL-A4 Y-wing starfighter as the S3 variant.

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