The BTL-B Y-wing starfighter was an assault starfighter/bomber that flew combat missions for the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. Unlike the BTL-S3 Y-wing and its successor designs, which emphasized speed over defensive strength, the BTL-B model had a full covering of both the primary fuselage and engines, as well as a bubble-turret providing a clear view for the gunner.
The BTL-B was designed as a bomber, using such weapons as proton bombs. It also was equipped with two medium laser cannons mounted on the front of the starfighter, while the bubble-turret utilized two light ion cannons for defense against enemy starfighters.
Compared to the stripped-down Rebel Y-Wing squadron released in Wave 1, the Republic version gains Counter 1 by virtue of its turret and improved protection, but loses some speed due to the extra weight of the additional armored panels, extra crew member and auxiliary equipment.
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