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I like the b-wing as well, though the y-wing and a wing are my favorites.  Can you imagine how difficult it would be to fly that thing?  It's asymmetrical, and to me the rotating cockpit makes that worse, not better.  "now let's see, where is my Long wing?  1:00? 6:00?  can you imagine trying to fly it through the second death star?  bet you would lose more than a sensor dish.  I realize this is star wars, not real life. In real life, I don't know why you would ever build an asymetrical ship of any kind. It's just asking for trouble.  Nevertheless, I do love my bwings.

 

You know how easy it is to get disoriented in a space combat sim.  "now which way is up?"  Now you would have to keep track of 2 vectors:  "Up" and "long axis of the ship"  If I were a bwing driver, I think Id have that rotating cockpit disabled. cool movie concept though.

Actually, the cockpit doesn't rotate, it's the rest of the ship that rotates on gyros, but I agree with you. Even if the B-wings outclass Y-wings in fire power, The Ys small profile and Ion turrets beat it in my opinion. Horton Salm approves this message.

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I do like the B-Wing, but that cockpit gives me motion sickness just thinking about it. Can you imagine trying to fly that in atmosphere?

 

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but can't the guns on the long wing rotate 90 degrees to either side?

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Well, I agree the y-wing is cooler, it's my favorite of all the fighters, but in order for the cockpit to stay in one orientation, it must rotate opposite the body of the craft at the same rate, so it does turn in order to stay fixed.  A relative velocity sort of thing I know. anyway, you get the Idea. my inner geek could not let that go. sorry.

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