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T-65XJ3 X-wing starfighter
Production information
Manufacturer

Incom Corporation[1]

Product line

X-wing

Model

T-65XJ3 X-wing[2]

Class

Starfighter[1]

Cost
Technical specifications
Length

12.6 meters[1]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,100 km/h[2]

Hyperdrive rating

Class 1.0[1]

Shielding

Equipped

Armament
Crew
Passengers

None[1]

Cargo capacity

35 kilograms[1]

Consumables

3 days[1]

Other systems

Expandable inertial compensator field

Usage
Availability

Military[2]

Role(s)

Space superiority fighter

Era(s)
Affiliation

The T-65XJ3 X-wing starfighter was a starfighter used by the New Republic and the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.

CharacteristicsEdit

This version of the venerable starfighter retains the third proton torpedo launcher from that standard XJ X-wing while increasing the number of torpedoes carried to twelve.[1] It also incorporated backup shield generators that proved useful against the Yuuzhan Vong "shield grab" attack.[2] Additionally it boasts improved targeting systems, maneuverability, avionics, and laser cannons, which fired blue rather than red lasers.[1] It could also use the R7-series astromech droid. [source?] Compared to the earlier series of X-wing starfighters, the XJ was a great improvement.[1]

HistoryEdit

Shortly before the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic deployed the first of the XJ-series X-wing. Originally, it was issued to elite squadrons aboard Star Destroyers and the New Jedi Order, which resulted in the craft being one of the first to face the deadly coralskippers.[1]

In 27 ABY, the XJ3 X-wing was introduced. Among the improvements it introduced was a mechanism to bring the shields down, then back up to keep them from being overloaded by dovin basals, a launcher (on Jedi craft) for their shadow bombs, and stutter-fire lasers that helped to get past the dovin basal shields of the Yuuzhan Vong ships.[1] It was deployed primarily to Admiral Traest Kre'fey's ships and to the Jedi, who used them quite effectively.[source?]

By the time of the Killik/Chiss conflict, the XJ3 X-wing, along with the StealthX, was the primary fighters used by the New Jedi Order.[source?]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Starships of the Galaxy, Saga Edition


X-wing starfighter variants
T-65 series
T-65 X-wing · T-65A2 X-wing · T-65A3 X-wing · T-65AC4 X-wing · T-65B X-wing · T-65BR Recon-X · T-65C-A2 X-wing · T-65D-A1 X-wing · T-65 Advanced X-wing · TX-65 Trainer-X · Tandem X-wing
XJ series
XJ X-wing · XJ3 X-wing · XJ5 ChaseX · XJ6 X-wing · XJ7 X-wing
Other
StealthX · X-83 TwinTail starfighter
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