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* Includes a signed numbered plaque by Mark Hamill
* Digitally scanned from an original miniature body
* Quality resin construction
* Die Cast and injection molded structure and details
* Machined aluminum “S” foils that can be displayed closed or in the open “attack” position
* Fully detailed and lighted interior cockpit and engines
* Accurately detailed and lighted R2-D2
* Luke Skywalker pilot figure sculpted by Gentle Giant
* Dims. 23" L x 20.5" W x 4" H (5" with "S" foils open)
* Stands 10.75" of ground on stand with "S" foils open
* eFX Display Stand
* Certificate of Authenticity
* Numbered plaque
* Collateral brochure
* Worldwide Edition Size - 1000
* AC Adaptor supplied.
The Incom T-65 X-wing has become the mainstay starfighter and symbol of Rebel defiance for much of the Galactic Civil War.
At 12.5 meters long, the X-wing starfighter has sophisticated flight and combat systems, and hyperspace capability built into its narrow spaceframe. Aft of the cockpit, four “S” foils serve as wing surfaces in air travel, distribute deflector shield energy, and act as weapons mounts. In space they open into an X configuration allowing the wingtip Taim & Bak KX9 laser cannons a greater targeting spread. These formidable weapons can fire laser bolts independently or simultaneously for maximum effectiveness, while two Krup MG7 proton torpedo launchers, mounted forward in the main fuselage, provide long range targeting firepower.
Four realspace Incom 4L4 fusial thrust engines provide the X-wing with its speed and agility. Add a reputation for being able to withstand damage and its apparent why this fighter is a favorite among Rebel pilots. Although strictly a single-pilot ship, a socket located behind the cockpit houses an astromech droid which serves triple duty as navigator, technician, and co-pilot.
It was during the climactic Battle of Yavin, after the Y-wings of Gold Squadron had failed in their mission, that Luke Skywalker, flying in Red Five, heroically led the X-wings of Red Squadron in the destruction of the Empire’s ultimate symbol of oppression - the Death Star.