The advanced X-wing fighter, also known as heavy X-wing starfighter, was a heavy variant of the T-65 X-wing starfighter, developed as a result of the success of the Heavy '95.


The Advanced X-wing was developed by engineers who, because of their allegiance to the Rebel Alliance, were forced to adopt a "develop more with less" policy, demonstrating the engineers' innovation. Likewise, because of this policy, the Rebel engineers often concentrated on making minute but consequential changes to their fighters.[2]

The Advanced X-wing's development was owed largely to the success of the Heavy '95, a heavy variant of the Z-95 Headhunter, as the engineers realized that wider bodies were good improvements to various concerns of starship performance. In large part because of this, the Advanced X-wing was supplied with similar modifications to its hull as the Heavy '95 before finalizing the latter fighter design. The improved heat handling and increased mass capacity made the Advanced X-wing a better choice for X-wing pilots.[2]


After the Battle of Yavin, several advanced X-wing starfighters were awarded to Rebel pilots for escorting and protecting representatives of the Civilian Protection Guild on Kashyyyk.[1]

As part of the New Republic, a squadron of advanced X-wings participated in the Liberation of Coruscant in 7 ABY.[3]



Advanced X-wings in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.

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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
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