1 pilot, 1 gunner/navigator
Two Heavy Laser Cannons
Two Ion Cannons
Two Proton Torpedo Launchers
(10 torpedoes each)
Forward/Rear Projecting Shields; Titanium Alloy
The K-Wing is a bomber
that was developed by the New Republic about twelve years after
the Battle of Endor. From the front, the K-Wing resembles the letter
K, lying on its long side. The central fuselage is studded with
four wings: two larger wings extend upward, while the shorter wings
at the bottom act as landing skids. The four wings have eighteern
unique positions, which can be adjusted depending on weaponry and
payload. It has three primary thrust engines, two on the lower wings
and one at the rear of the fuselage. The two-seated fighter was
flown by a pilot and a gunner and a bomber, and was designed to
fly in gravity-dense arenas. The K-Wing has no hyperdrive, being
an atmospheric bomber. It primary mission is as a bomber, and it
is the equal of the TIE Bomber in armament. It can also be armed
to the teeth as a starfighter, but the ship suffers in maneuverability
when more weapons are added. Thus, it is not a ship for dogfighting.
It was first tested by the crew of the Monitor, and was first assigned
to active duty with Task Force Quickfire. It first saw combat with
the Fifth Battle Group near Bessimir.
The K-wing is a
smaller, faster heavy bomber than the B-wing, with a heavier payload.
Unlike the B-wing, however, this new starfighter is not nearly as
heavily armored and shielded, but it is still a formidable opponent
in battle. The K-Wing was in the prototype stage just before the
Battle of Endor.