Snubfighters was the slang nickname of generally all starfighters similar to the design of X-wings or TIE fighters. They usually had one to two crew members, traveled in squadrons, and were considered expendable.
Snubfighters were more versatile than their larger cousins, gunships, for assault purposes. Typically, they did not make good personnel transports, and shuttles were used instead for that role. Almost all capital ships were susceptible to Trench Run Disease—or TRD—from starfighters, but some ships, such as Lancer-class frigates excelled in destroying starfighters.
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