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Encyclopedia > Missile Boat (Star Wars)
Star Wars craft
Missile Boat Starfighter
XM-1 Missile Boat
Manufacturer Cygnus Spaceworks
Specification Fleet Defender
Type Advanced Space Superiority Fighter
Length 15 meters
Weapons One Taim & Bak KX6 Laser Cannon; Two SFS M-s-8 Advanced Concussion Missile Launchers (20 missiles each); Two General Purpose Warhead Launchers
Shield Forward/Rear projecting Novaldex Shields (120 SBD)
Hull Quadranium Steel armored Titanium hull (20/19 RU)
Crew 1 pilot
Top Speed 125/122 MGLT / 21 MGLT per second (Speed & acceleration 2x when SLAMs are in use)
Troop Capacity 0
Affiliation Galactic Empire/Imperial Remnant
Cargo Capacity Minimal
Passengers 0

In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, the XM-1 Novawing, commonly known as the Missile Boat was an Imperial starfighter built by Cygnus Spaceworks that was rushed into service to counter Grand Admiral Zaarin's TIE Defenders. It is the successor to the Alpha XG-1 Starwing Assault Gunboat, and has similar characteristics including the overall hull design and cockpit configuration. The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... its a company from star wars that builds space planes ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... Form of Government Empire Official language Basic Capital World Bastion Head of State and Government Chair to the Imperial Council of Moffs Military Commander-in-Chief Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon Legislative and Executive Governing Body Imperial Council of Moffs Establishment Initial foundation of Galactic... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... its a company from star wars that builds space planes ... Demetrius Zaarin is one of the 12 original Grand Admiral promoted to that rank after the Battle of Yavin in the Star Wars Expanded Universe; he appears in the computer games Star Wars: TIE Fighter and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance. ... The TIE Defender is a fictional starfighter that appears in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including several games in the X-wing computer game series and a few Star Wars novels. ... In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wing Assault Gunboat is a Imperial starfighter constructed by Cyngus Spaceworks. ...


The Missile Boat was not present in the multiplayer-oriented X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, although it made an appearance in X-Wing Alliance. There was a significant difference between the TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance models of the missile boat; the former was sleeker and less boxier by comparison. X-Wing vs. ... X-Wing Alliance or XWA is the sequel to Star Wars: TIE Fighter. ...

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Specifications

Its weapons consisted of 1 Taim & Bak KX6 laser cannon, two advanced concussion missile launchers (20 missiles each), and two more warhead launchers of variable payload (advanced concussion missiles, advanced proton torpedoes, mag pulse torpedoes, heavy rockets or space bombs). (Previous Imperial starfighters only carried a maximum of 16 missiles.) Its two dedicated missile launchers more than compensated for its lack of fixed energy armament and besides their anti-starfighter purposes, they could be used for intercepting enemy warheads (in order to protect a VIP's craft) or even as unguided rockets. The Missile Boat's massive warhead payload was sufficient (in the TIE Fighter game) to singlehandedly destroy a large capital ship or facility from a safe standoff distance. Even if the enemy had an advanced anti-warhead defense missile system, the Missile Boat could expend a few of its own missiles to easily overwhelm it.


The Missile Boat was usually armed with a tractor beam to hold the TIE Defenders so that they could be destroyed by the craft's many missiles at stand-off ranges (2.5 kilometers in the Star Wars: TIE Fighter flight simulator) rather than attempting to enter dangerous dogfights with it. The X-Wing computer game series is a series of space simulation computer games set in the Star Wars universe that attempts to, faithfully to the movies, simulate the fictional experience of starfighter combat. ...


Its shields were slightly more powerful than that of the Assault Gunboat in order to compensate for its weaker hull. The single laser cannon on the missile boat has an unusually fast firing rate to compensate for the fact that it is only a single laser, however most pilots rarely made use of that "pea-shooter" and instead diverted its energy towards shields or the SLAM. At cruise speed the Missile Boat was rated at 125 MGLT, making it a touch faster than the A-wing, and considerably faster than the X-wing star fighter. It could also use the new SLAM (Sub-Light Acceleration Motor) System to double its speed up to 250 MGLT, by drawing on its laser cannon's generator and draining its power; the speed boost allowed the Missile Boat to outrun enemy advanced concussion missiles or quickly close within firing range. Dumping shield recharge and laser cannon recharge to engines and activating the SLAM resulted in a speed of approximately 420 MGLT, over four times the speed of a standard configuration X-wing. The A-wing, a fictional interceptor starfighter in the Star Wars universe, is used by the Rebel Alliance. ... X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ...


History

Due to the Missile Boat's capabilities, Imperial flight commanders warned their pilots not to let this craft fall into enemy hands. One, however, did fall into the hands of the Imperial traitor Grand Admiral Zaarin. Shortly before the Battle of Endor, one of Zaarin's co-conspirators, another former imperial officer named Namuura Din, wished to defect to the Rebels. He knew the Missile Boat would be a perfect bargaining tool. His ship the, Victory Star Destroyer Zeplin, met with the Rebel Mon Calamari Cruiser Link. Din transferred the Missile Boat over to them, as well as information that the Death Star at Endor was an elaborate trap. Just after these transactions were complete, a task force under the command of Darth Vader arrived to stop the meeting, as Imperial intelligence learned of it. By then the meeting was over, and the Link entered hyperspace. The Zeplin was captured along with Namuura Din. The Imperial task force followed the Link, and learned that since its commander had ordered the ship to go so fast, it exhausted most of its fuel. Vader seized upon the opportunity, and captured the Link and it's commander, before he could radio to Rebel command that the new Death Star was a trap. The Missile Boat, however, had already launched, and went to a Rebel space station. Vader's task force followed it there and destroyed it before it could flee again. Demetrius Zaarin is one of the 12 original Grand Admiral promoted to that rank after the Battle of Yavin in the Star Wars Expanded Universe; he appears in the computer games Star Wars: TIE Fighter and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance. ... Darth Vader (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


Due to the huge expense in producing each Missile Boat, only small numbers were produced. In contrast to more conventional Imperial starfighters such as TIEs, it was costly to re-arm each Missile Boat before a mission, considering the high price of the advanced concussion missile and the large numbers of warheads needed to make this craft effective. Combat losses and Zaarin's successful attacks on Missile Boat production facilities caused this starfighter to be recalled from active combat duty and put into storage shortly before the Battle of Endor.


References

See also

  • X-wing computer game series

The X-Wing computer game series is a series of space simulation computer games set in the Star Wars universe that attempts to, faithfully to the movies, simulate the fictional experience of starfighter combat. ...

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