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.
The Advanced X-wing's development was owed largely to the success of the Z-95 Headhunter variant the Heavy-95, 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.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars Galaxies
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