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Star Wars -Would You Choose The X-wing Or Y-Wing?

Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:39 pm

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?
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:45 pm

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

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:53 pm



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...

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:01 pm



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
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:02 pm



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

Thats why I would pick the X wing.
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:08 pm



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.

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:08 pm



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.
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:09 pm

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.
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:16 pm



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.

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:22 pm

Definitely the X-Wing for me.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:27 pm

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
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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:44 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 11):

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

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:46 pm



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

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:55 pm

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:08 am

It's me in 20.. erm... 10 years! Big grin
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:09 am



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 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:15 am



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

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:17 am

X-Wing for me.  hyper 


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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:22 am



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 18):

A Man after my own heart!

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:23 am



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 !

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:33 am



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



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

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:37 am



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 21):

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

Perhaps my computer is just crap.  Wink

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Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 24):
Perhaps my computer is just crap.

I expect you're doing the internet all wrong. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 26):
I expect you're doing the internet all wrong. It wouldn't surprise me at all.

That sounds like a challenge! Pistols at dawn Sir?

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Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 27):
That sounds like a challenge! Pistols at dawn Sir?

Ah... The Mos Eisley Cantina, part duex...
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Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 28):
Ah... The Mos Eisley Cantina, part duex...

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:37 am

Well I was thinking of Greedo and Han...but whatever floats your boat...
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:41 am



Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 30):
Well I was thinking of Greedo and Han...but whatever floats your boat...

It depends whether you're gonna re-edit the scene and about who took the first shot!

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Quoting Toast (Reply 14):
Reply 14

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Sound of freedom...the S-foils locking into position.

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Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 33):
Sound of freedom...the S-foils locking into position.

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!

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Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 33):
Sound of freedom...the S-foils locking into position

That's great!.....well done.

Basicly you are comparing a F-16 (x-wing) with a Tornado IDV (Y-wing)
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:33 am

Quoting Kieron747 (Thread starter):

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 Naboo Royal Starship of Queen Amidala. I know it is not a fighter but I love it. It looks like a chrome plated SR-71 Blackbird. Perhaps we will see space-craft like this on A'net in a few hundred years time?





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Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:35 am



Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 6):
Bonus geek points if you know the name of the pilot who did so...

ARGH it's on the tip of my tongue! I think it starts with A....  banghead 

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 17):
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?

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:11 am

X-wing, given the choice...

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 18):
But for those long weekends, I'll need something a bit more sedate:

beat me to it....may the schwartz be vit you.
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:40 am



Quoting JetMech (Reply 36):
As for me, my choice of space-craft would be the Naboo Royal Starship of Queen Amidala.

 checkmark  Good call. The Royal Cruiser isn't bad either:



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Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:31 am



Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 6):
Bonus geek points if you know the name of the pilot who did so...

Arvel Crynyd

Awesome scene when he slammed his A-Wing right into the bridge of that super star destoyer!



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I'm a geek.  Smile

Oh - and I'm an X wing guy myself. I also really like the Mon Calamari Cruisers.

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Quoting DL021 (Reply 38):
may the schwartz be vit you.

And may the Schwartz be with youuuyoyoy - oh what a world, what a world!  Cool
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 25):

Is that Hugo Chavez revealing his true self?


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Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:10 am



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 27):
That sounds like a challenge! Pistols at dawn Sir?

Your puny skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side !



Quoting JetMech (Reply 36):
Perhaps we will see space-craft like this on A'net in a few hundred years time?



Quoting L-188 (Reply 35):
Basicly you are comparing a F-16 (x-wing) with a Tornado IDV (Y-wing)

Yes - A vs B will be replaced by X vs Y  Smile
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:27 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 43):

Yes - A vs B will be replaced by X vs Y Smile

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, Kuat Drive Yards and many other manufacturers!

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Quoting Bwest (Reply 44):
/goes back to the basement...

...and puts on pointy ears. You sad git  Smile
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:34 am



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

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 films, I just enjoy the sheer escapism and stuff. Mind you, I have to say the old Millenium Falcon is my kind of ship. Now, where can I find a Wookie co-pilot...............? Big grin

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Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 46):
Mind you, I have to say the old Millenium Falcon is my kind of ship

Yes - old and clapped out. This similarity is astounding  Smile
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:37 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 45):
...and puts on pointy ears. You sad git Smile

Nevah! I'm not as ridiculous like those trekkies!







I do like putting on a cape though....







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Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:20 am

The A-wing definately. Agile, lightly armored but you can outmanouver a lot of attacks.

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