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The A-Wing is a Rebel starfighter that can be piloted in Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II. A-Wings are the Rebel counter-part to TIE Interceptors.

Star Wars BattlefrontEdit

Overview Edit

A-Wings are fast and capable interceptor spacefighters that are known for their fast speed. They are often utilized to take out enemy ships in space combat. The A-wings are collectively under the call sign Green Squadron. Players often choose the A-Wing as a primary ground strafing vehicle, as they are fast and can cause massive damage to enemy players

Weapons & Abilities Edit

A-Wing has one primary weapon and two special abilities for use:

Blaster Cannon: Primary weapon for the A-Wing. Blaster Cannons fire two shots that will hurt Imperial players/starfighters upon impact.

Speed Boost: The first ability for the A-Wing. It gives you a burst of speed for a short time. Useful for evading an enemy lock-on. This was originally a shield ability before a patch from the Death Star DLC changed it.

Concussion Warhead: The second special ability for the A-Wing. It is also the secondary weapon for the A-Wing. A Concussion warhead is a short range missile that homes in on a target if a full lock-on is achieved. They can also be fired without being locked-on so you can fire on the ground. Concussion warheads are handy for a bombing run or dealing big damage to Imperial starfighters.

Star Wars Battlefront II Edit

"Since the early days of the Rebellion, the RZ-1 A-wing's speed and agility has proved an effective counter to Imperial starfighters."
— In-game Description

The RZ-1 A-Wing returns in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II as an Interceptor unit. It is playable on Starfighter Assault, and certain Galactic Assault maps.

OverviewEdit

"A-wings are peerless escorts and hunters, getting in, firing, and speeding away, leaving only enemy wreckage behind."
— Website description

The A-Wing excels at hunting down and engaging other starfighters. As an interceptor, it makes use of its impressive speed and maneuverability in order to close in on its enemies and to shake off pursuers.

The Afterburner ability grants a speed boost to the A-Wing, and can be used in order to break missile locks and to shake pursuers.

With the Hard Lock ability, the A-Wing can dedicate itself into hunting down single targets by dealing increased damage, locking onto them faster, and being unable to lose them. The Hard Lock ability can also be used in order to take down Hero Starfighters faster, and can also be used on objectives for increased damage.

The Concussion Missile ability allows the A-Wing to briefly disorient enemy starfighters it hits, along with being able to blind soldiers on the ground that are near the explosion. While not as powerful as torpedoes from the Fighter or Bomber, the Concussion Missile is still capable of finishing off weakened targets.

Health and MovementEdit

Health Statistics for RZ-1 A-Wing
Base Health Base: 748 (Shield: 132)
Total: 880
Health Regen Rate 150 health/sec
Regen Delay 6 sec

WeaponEdit

A-Wing
Weapon Image SWBFII RZ-1 A-Wing Kill Icon
Damage 55-42 (Explosion: 15.43)
Infantry modes
Decreases explosion damage to
12
Boost Card Interceptor - Tuned Lasers Tuned Lasers
Increases damage by

2% / 4% / 7% / 10%

Rate of Fire 700 RPM
Boost Card Interceptor - Fire Control Cycler Fire Control Cycler
Increases rate of fire to
735 / 770 / 805 / 840
Range Start damage drop-off: 200 meters
End damage drop-off: 400 meters
(Blast Radius: 5 meters
Inner Blast Radius: 4 meters)
Infantry modes
Increases explosive damage area
Blast Radius: 7 meters
Inner Blast Radius: 6 meters
Heat Per Shot 0.0225 heat per shot
Boost Card Interceptor - Advanced Capacitors Advanced Capacitors
Lowers heat per shot by:
5% / 10% / 20% / 40%
Passive Cooldown 0.3 heat per second
Explosive damage AOE is reduced by 50% on ground maps

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Icon SWBFII Ability Afterburner Icon
In-game Description Gives the starfighter a temporary speed boost and breaks enemy missile lock. The AFTERBURNER can be cancelled after a short time.
Effect Increases speed while breaking lock-ons
Ability Duration 6 seconds
Ability Cooldown 18 seconds
Boost Card Interceptor - Engine Heat Dissipator Engine Heat Dissipator
Reduces cooldown to
16 / 14 / 12 / 10 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Ability Hard Lock Icon
In-game Description You cannot lose your current target and the time to gain a missile lock is reduced. Additionally, the target is revealed and receives extra damage.
Effect
  • Reduces time to lock on with missiles
  • Increases damage against targets
  • Tracks targets
Ability Duration ∞ or until target or A-Wing is destroyed
Ability Cooldown 15 seconds
Boost Card Interceptor - Interceptor Weapon Systems Interceptor Weapon Systems
Reduces cooldown to:
14 / 13 / 12 / 10 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Ability Concussion Missile Icon
In-game Description Fires a fast missile that tracks the locked target and deals moderate damage. Starfighters hit by the missile also suffer a stun effect for a short time.
Damage Explosion: 450
Boost Card Interceptor - Interceptor Offensive Upgrade Interceptor Offensive Upgrade
Increases explosion damage to
472.5 / 495 / 540 / 630
Effect Briefly blinds enemies, dealing damage
Ability Cooldown 15 seconds

Boost CardsEdit

Boost Card Interceptor - Engine Upgrade Boost Card Interceptor - Elite Pilot Boost Card Interceptor - Interceptor Offensive Upgrade Boost Card Interceptor - Engine Heat Dissipator Boost Card Interceptor - Advanced Capacitors
Engine Upgrade Elite Pilot Interceptor Offensive Upgrade Engine Heat Dissipator Advanced Capacitors
Boost Card Interceptor - Interceptor Weapon Systems Boost Card Interceptor - Fire Control Cycler Boost Card Interceptor - Tuned Lasers Boost Card Interceptor - Tactical Jammer
Interceptor Weapon Systems Fire Control Cycler Tuned Lasers Tactical Jammer

TriviaEdit

  • The call sign Green Squadron cannonically originates to a squadron of A-wings that flew during the Battle of Endor.
  • The A-Wing originally had a very small hit-box, which was a massive complaint of the game, until a patch made the hit-box bigger so it could make it easier to defeat.
  • Both the TIE Interceptor and the A-Wing's abilities were changed with the launch of the Death Star Expansion Pack (The A-Wing's shield boost was changed to speed boost, and the TIE Interceptor's ion torpedo was changed to Laser Barrage)

StrategiesEdit

The A-Wing is a prime dogfighter. Use its speed boost to get the edge on your opponents or to get away from them, and then destroy them with the laser cannons and missile launcher.

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