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Craft: Koensayr Manufacturing's BTL-S8 K-wing
Type: Assault Starfighter
Length: 16 Meters
1 Medium-Range Twin Laser Cannon Turret
1 Short-Range Quad Turbolaser Turret
18 Hardpoints for various configurations 
Crew: 1 Pilot, 1 Gunner
Top Speed: 80 MGLT
Troop Capacity: 0
Cargo Capacity: 90 Kilograms
Passengers: None

The K-wing is one of the most recent starfighters produced by Koensayr for the New Republic's ongoing conflicts with Imperial Remnant forces and other threats. Descendants of the Y-wing, K-wings first appeared during the Black Fleet Crisis 16 standard years after the Battle of Yavin, and have been mobilized for nearly every subsequent conflict.

Like the X-wing and other New Republic starfighters, the K-wing was designed to fulfill a specific combat role while maintaining some degree of versatility. The K-wing's ideal mission profile involves close-range, precision bombardment of planetary targets, space stations, or slow-moving capital ships. However, it is also a competent escort fighter and short-range reconnaissance vehicle.

The distinctive K-wing consists of two maneuvering wings connected to a large, fixed stabilizer. Primary thrust turbines located at the junction between the stabilizer and maneuvering wings provide sublight speed's equivalent to a Y-wing's top velocity despite the K-wing's greater mass. A secondary ion engine mounted near the rear of the main stabilizer allows extremely rapid acceleration for short bursts. The starfighter lacks a hyperdrive and must be transported throughout the galaxy by large fleet carriers, such as the Endurance.

As befitting its role in the New Republic fleet, the K-wing supports an unprecedented arsenal for a vehicle of its size. Eighteen hard points spread across the three wings allow New Republic engineers to arm the vehicle with a variety of physical weapons, including concussion missiles, flechette missiles, sublight torpedoes, thermal warheads, and floating mines. The drawback to this system is obvious: once a K-wing fires its last weapon, it is without heavy firepower and must return to a docking bay to rearm. When attacked by starfighters, the K-wing can open fire with a short-range quad turbolaser turret and a medium-range twin laser cannon turret, both mounted on its command module. The craft is equipped with deflector shields as well.

Due to its proliferation of weapons, the K-wing requires a dedicated gunner. The pilot and gunner sit in small cockpits on either side of the command module. The entire command module can detach from the wing assembly to serve as an escape pod, although the pod has a very low sublight speed and makes for an inviting target.

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