X-wing starfighter is a primary space superiority fighter of the Rebel Alliance.
Usage in moviesEdit
X-wing is primarly used against TIE fighters of the Galactic Empire, although it does have two torpedo tubes visible.
Design of fighter seems to be optimized for maneuverability. It has four engines, and with wings in attack position these engines are positioned in a roughly "X" arrangement. In that arrangement, simple adjustion of thrust of one or two engines can result in turning.