This is my R-Wing built for the R-Wing contest at FBTB. While I'm not a huge fan of backstories for Spaceships, the contest requires one, so here it is:
The R-Wing is a New Republic fighter. It was designed to be an long range fighter with unmatched speed, to replace the aging A-Wing. To fulfill this assignment, the R-Wing was designed as essentially a large fuel tank, with a small side cockpit and engine area attatched. It is armed with 5 small lasers in 2 sets of turrets and 1 forward pointing laser. Unlike the A-Wing, the R-Wing is equipped with an astromech droid for additional flight control. Thrust is provided by 3 Radien 400 engines and 1 Radien 700. The particular ship picture here is a member of Green Squadron.