A cross between a fighter and a bomber, the Y-wing
formed the backbone of the Rebel Alliance starfighter fleet prior to the
introduction of the X-wing. The workhorse Y-wing is larger, slower, and
less maneuverable than the X-wing, and has difficulty against the more
agile Imperial craft. However, it is extremely durable, and heavily armed
with blasters, an ion cannon, and bombs, making it ideal for bombing and
strafing runs against surface targets.