The Galactic Republic deploys a dizzying array of starfighters to protect itself from the Separatist threat, from heavy ARC-170s and BTL-B Y-wings to light and nimble Delta-7 Aethersprites and Naboo Royal N-1 Starfighters. In the waning days of the Clone Wars, aspects of many of these designs were synthesized into a single starfighter: The Nimbus -class V-wing.
Sporting impressive speed, the V-wing is ideally suited for many missions critical to securing the future of the Republic, including protecting Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s personal shuttle. Despite its great speed, the Nimbus-class V-wing is much more than a mere interceptor. Instead, this speed is but one tool pilots have at their disposal to use the
V-wing in a variety of ways. At its simplest, the pilots of the V-Wing, can use the inexpensive chassis to overwhelm opponents with superior numbers.
But the V-wing is also highly customizable, and two configurations allow it to be modified to play even more specific roles in combat. The Alpha-3B “Besh” version of the starfighter increases the ship’s offensive potential. More than that, though, this configuration also adds the payload upgrade slot, turning the V-wing into a light and fast bomber. Alternatively, the V-wing also makes an exceptional pursuit craft, especially if it is in its Alpha-3E “Esk” configuration. In this form, the ship’s critical results result in ionizing enemy ships, helping it slow down enemy ships before moving in for the kill.