Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Except for the cockpit variations, all ships in the BTL series were similar in design. It was typically crewed by a pilot and gunner, who sat back-to-back in the cockpit. An astromech droid could occupy an exterior socket.
History[edit | edit source]
It was developed for Galactic Republic service in the Clone Wars, but became most famous for its use by the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Imperial Era. Despite its slow speed and ponderous handling characteristics, these craft were renowned for their toughness in the Galactic Civil War. The Resistance operated at least one such craft for armed reconnaissance missions in 34 ABY, during the Cold War. At the time, it was the Resistance's only two-seat starfighter, although it was soon destroyed during the mission to Spalex.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (First appearance)
- Luke and the Lost Jedi Temple
- The Weapon of a Jedi, Part 1
- Poe Dameron: Free Fall
- Poe Dameron 17 (First identified as BTL-S3)
- Poe Dameron 18
- Poe Dameron 19
Sources[edit | edit source]
- YT-1300 Millennium Falcon Owners' Workshop Manual (First identified as BTL-S3 Y-wing Starfighter)
- Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual (as BTL-S3 Y-wing)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Databank A-Z: Xev Xrexus–Yavin 4)