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R-Wing Bomber contest entry
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The Omega R-x91, otherwise known as the Imperial R-Wing bomber, was built sometime during the early reign of Emperor Palpatine, as a potential ship to add the Imperial war machine. The Emperor himself ordered his top men to seek out designs that showed great potential in “keeping the peace.”

It was originally designed by Old Republic scientists who defected to the newly-formed Rebellion. They barely made it off Couriscant when their ship was intercepted by an Imperial boarding party. The scientists were executed for their insubordination, and the plans for the R-Wing were discovered.

Designed as a stealth bomber, it was given an oddball shape to remain off enemy sensors. At the same time, its narrow shape made it difficult to see from the ground. The oversized bomb bay in the back of the ship dropped down and the J27-L heavy cluster bombs were released. When the bomb bay hatch was lowered, it slowed the ship to a crawl for more accurate bombing runs and gave the R-wing its signature shape.

The ship had an advanced sensor system that actively searched all kinds of terrain for any signs of hostile forces or unregistered facilities. The two enormous panels on the sides of the craft would read the data sent back and would fill the pilot's display with targeting information. However, the pilot did almost nothing but fly the awkward craft. The R-Wing's internal computer system would take care of the bomb deployment, eliminating the need for a co-pilot.

The R-Wing was slow, clumsy and frequently crashed upon landing, if it ever made it back from a sweep. The ships were invisible to enemy scanners, but after the bombs were deployed, any remaining forces were alerted and would shoot the lumbering craft out of the sky. The pilot usually survived thanks to a new ejection system. However, the ship cost far too much to be a valuable addition, so it was deemed obsolete after only six months of use. Like all failures, it was wiped from the Imperial Library.

However, one was recently discovered on Kessel in very good condition. The New Republic is looking into developing the design into a new fighter that eliminates the problems of the original. The picture you see is of one of the new models that incorporates an R2 unit and folding sensor panels.

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   side view- the red markings were added when the New Republic resurrected the design, this is a ship from red squadron.

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   3/4 view

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   front view

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   rear view- 8 exhaust ports

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   above view

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   bomb bay area

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   ship in-flight with bomb bay closed

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   vertical takeoff/landing mode

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   New Republic pilot


Rick Theroux
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Alexander Straczek
  May 3, 2007
Geez! Do you think the pilot has enough bombs or what?! I like the overall shape and looks of it. Lovley MOC!
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