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Star Wars -Would You Choose The X-wing Or Y-Wing?  
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

My recently purchased DVDs of the original Star Wars have brought back an amazing lot of childhood memories.

I was always a fan of the Empire, however the toys available back in the early 80s leant towards the rebel alliance. My fave was the snowspeeder, with the lighting up guns if you pressed the square on the underside of the vehicle.

The X-wing was cool, and my Dad put battle damage on it with boot polish. The damned Y-wing toy was so brittle, and I imagine it was the same in a fight. As for the B-wing, WTF!!?

We all know that the TIE fighters didn't have shields, and I'll omit the Falcon as (to paraphrase) we "came in that thing and therefore we know that we're braver than Leia thought".

What do you think?
Kieron

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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

X-wing ofcourse, faster and more agile then the Y-wing. Though the Y-wing had better armor. But the X-wing just looked cooler!


As for Imperial Fighters, I'll go for the Tie Interceptor.


I still have that snowspeeder. I actually bought it around 10 years ago in a toyshop in my hometown, who still had some vintage star wars stuff left. If I would've known then how much they're worth now, I don't think I would've cut up the packing to hang it on my bedroom wall Big grin

[Edited 2007-12-01 14:46:40]


I love my Airport Job! :)
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4688 times:



Quoting Bwest (Reply 1):
As for Imperial Fighters, I'll go for the Tie Interceptor

TIE Defender... Big grin

The B-Wing could sustain damage, packs quite a punch, and while looking funky, is one helluva ship, just not too fast nor manueverable.

The X-Wing is a all-around compromise. Good dogfighter, but doesn't have alot of muscle against capital ships.

The Y-Wing is similar to the B-Wing, just not as capable in all aspects.

The A-Wing is super fast, doesn't have the muscle to damage capital ships (unless you kamakaze it into the bridge of a Super Star Destroyer), and is a decent dogfighter...

This is all from memory...and yes I am a Trekkie and Star Wars geek...  shy 


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4679 times:



Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 2):
The A-Wing is super fast, doesn't have the muscle to damage capital ships (unless you kamakaze it into the bridge of a Super Star Destroyer),

Damn Admiral Piett killing A-wings  Sad



I love my Airport Job! :)
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4676 times:



Quoting Bwest (Reply 1):
But the X-wing just looked cooler!

Thats why I would pick the X wing.



Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4673 times:



Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 2):
This is all from memory...and yes I am a Trekkie and Star Wars geek...

No shame in that Sir.

It if wasn't for Sci-Fi I wouldn't have become a scientist, and hence my job now!

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 2):
(unless you kamakaze it into the bridge of a Super Star Destroyer), and is a decent dogfighter...

 rotfl  Good point!

If I was conscripted into the alliance, I'd choose the X-Wing.

K


User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4674 times:



Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 2):
(unless you kamakaze it into the bridge of a Super Star Destroyer)

Bonus geek points if you know the name of the pilot who did so...

And I would definitely pick the X-wing.



Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

They serve different purposed. the Y-wing is more of a bomber, whereas the X-wing is a multi-role fighter. It's like the difference between an A-6 and and FA/18.

So, what it really comes down to is which mission you prefer.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4666 times:



Quoting LHMARK (Reply 7):
They serve different purposed. the Y-wing is more of a bomber, whereas the X-wing is a multi-role fighter. It's like the difference between an A-6 and and FA/18.

So, what it really comes down to is which mission you prefer.

Mark has inserted a serious and logical element into this discussion. I agree, the Y-wing was more of a bomber.

I shall think about it, howvever, as a kid, the Snowspeeder was my favourite vehicle.  Wink

If I was in a scrap though, I'd prefer the X-wing.

K


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Definitely the X-Wing for me.

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

I sometime play Star Wars: Rogue Squadron on my son's old Nintendo 64 some time, and I'll take the X-Wing over the Y-Wing, any day!  Smile

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4655 times:



User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4642 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 11):

"That's no moon! It's a space station."

 Smile

Kieron


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4642 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 10):
X-Wing over the Y-Wing, any day

I believe that it's impossible to lock S-Foils in attack position in a Y-Wing.  Wink

K


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

NERDS!!!

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd192/Toast_EBBR/e57714f3.jpg
















































 white 


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

It's me in 20.. erm... 10 years! Big grin


I love my Airport Job! :)
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4630 times:



Quoting Toast (Reply 14):
NERDS!!!

 rotfl  It's like Star Trek without the pointy ears.

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 12):
"That's no moon! It's a space station."

Any opprobrious comments about the size of my "moon" will be met with deadliest force !  grumpy 


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4620 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Any opprobrious comments about the size of my "moon" will be met with deadliest force !

Is it true you have a two-meter wide exhaust port?

 Wink

K


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

X-Wing for me.  hyper 


But for those long weekends, I'll need something a bit more sedate:


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4607 times:



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 18):

A Man after my own heart!

K


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4607 times:



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 17):
Is it true you have a two-meter wide exhaust port?

That's it. It's time to demonstrate the power of this fully operational battle station !



User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4598 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
That's it. It's time to demonstrate the power of this fully operational battle station !



 biggrin 

Kieron


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4595 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
It's time to demonstrate the power of this fully operational battle station !



User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4593 times:



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 21):

Well it works for me, and that's all that matters. :-P


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4582 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 23):
Well it works for me, and that's all that matters. :-P

Perhaps my computer is just crap.  Wink

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/kieron77/ab1.jpg

K


25 LTU932 :
26 JGPH1A : I expect you're doing the internet all wrong. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
27 Post contains images Kieron747 : That sounds like a challenge! Pistols at dawn Sir? K
28 GQfluffy : Ah... The Mos Eisley Cantina, part duex...
29 Kieron747 : "Don't insult me. You just watch yourself. I am a wanted man. I have the death sentence in twelve systems!" K
30 GQfluffy : Well I was thinking of Greedo and Han...but whatever floats your boat...
31 Kieron747 : It depends whether you're gonna re-edit the scene and about who took the first shot! Signed, George Lucas
32 Post contains links and images N74JW : Wow!!! That's it for me...
33 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Sound of freedom...the S-foils locking into position. B4e-Forever New Frontiers
34 Kieron747 : OK! You owe me a new carpet! That's a great picture, and I laughed so much that I spilt my wine all over the floor! Kieron[Edited 2007-12-01 18:21:25
35 L-188 : That's great!.....well done. Basicly you are comparing a F-16 (x-wing) with a Tornado IDV (Y-wing)
36 Post contains links and images JetMech : Wow, it's funny you should mention Star Wars, as I watched Return of the Jedi last night on telly! As for me, my choice of space-craft would be the N
37 Post contains images Mir : ARGH it's on the tip of my tongue! I think it starts with A.... -Mir
38 DL021 : X-wing, given the choice... beat me to it....may the schwartz be vit you.
39 Post contains images Mir : Good call. The Royal Cruiser isn't bad either: -Mir
40 Post contains links and images NotPs76 : Arvel Crynyd Awesome scene when he slammed his A-Wing right into the bridge of that super star destoyer! http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Arvel_Crynyd
41 Post contains images ShyFlyer : And may the Schwartz be with youuuyoyoy - oh what a world, what a world!
42 Post contains links and images Bwest : Is that Hugo Chavez revealing his true self? Btw, this one is my all time favorite SW-ship
43 Post contains images JGPH1A : Your puny skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side ! Yes - A vs B will be replaced by X vs Y
44 Bwest : That'll be K vs I if you want to go by manufacturer... Koensayr BTL-S3 "Y-wing" and Incom T-65 "X-wing" But let us not forget Sienar Fleet Systems, K
45 Post contains images JGPH1A : ...and puts on pointy ears. You sad git
46 Post contains images Skidmarks : That's not nearly big enough you old fart! Where would the punters go to get pissed before they enter you boodwah? I can never remember much of the f
47 Post contains images JGPH1A : Yes - old and clapped out. This similarity is astounding
48 Post contains images Bwest : Nevah! I'm not as ridiculous like those trekkies! I do like putting on a cape though.... and get a fluorescent lamp and go whooosh... whoooooosssssh.
49 RJ111 : The A-wing definately. Agile, lightly armored but you can outmanouver a lot of attacks.
50 N74JW : Awesome pic? Photoshop?
51 Post contains images JGPH1A : No, it really happened ! This is one of those Area 51 things the government have hushed up. Where do you think George Lucas got the idea from ?
52 Post contains images AndrewUber : Why does a space vehicle need wings again??
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