The A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter, also designated as the A/SF-01 B-Wing assault starfighter, more commonly referred to as the B-wing, was a heavily armed Rebel Alliance single-pilot starfighter and bomber manufactured by Slayn & Korpil. The B-wing saw action during the Galactic Civil War and was subsequently substituted by the B-Wing Mark II.
It was a relatively poor dogfighter, but it was primarily designed as a “blockade buster” to attack and destroy large capital ships like Star Destroyers. Thus, it was equipped with weaponry and systems normally reserved for much larger craft. Indeed, the B-wing boasted more firepower than most patrol ships and corvettes. Simultaneously, it was slower and less maneuverable than a Y-wing, gave off a significant infrared signature, and required more
maintenance than any other Rebel Alliance starfighter.