Poe flew an X-Wing - not his own signature fighter, probably a stock-issue to hide his identity - early in the movie that featured a retractable anti-personnel turret gun, much like the one on the Millenium Falcon, that is able to engage in a firefight with attacking stormtroopers, with enough power and accuracy to take them out with one shot.

I don't think I've ever seen this before. Is this within regulation or a special modification, and is it a design feature that has always been there or only in the newer post-Endor models of the X-Wing?

  • the Visual Dictionary mentions that the Resistance X-Wing has "modular secondary weapon pods", which can mount proton torpedoes, laser cannons, or "different ordnance": i.imgur.com/UFqrltO.jpg Unfortunately, it doesn't indicate WHERE these pods are mounted, so I'm not sure if that accounts for the turret underneath the fuselage. – recognizer Jan 22 '16 at 17:07
  • the Cross-Sections book does indicate where the proton torpedoes are mounted on Poe's X-Wing, but the clearest images I can find still have the actual label swallowed up in between the pages: 1.bp.blogspot.com/-4HQF8ZR8_zU/VnSGmssOuJI/AAAAAAAACeo/… – recognizer Jan 22 '16 at 17:15
  • So, hopefully someone who actually owns the books can help with this. If the proton torpedo rack on Poe's X-Wing is in the same place as the cannon on the first X-Wing he uses, that would seem to indicate that they're the same modular bay. – recognizer Jan 22 '16 at 17:16
  • @recognizer - I've got the book. There's nothing hiding in the fold that sheds any extra light. It just says "Proton Torpedo Firing Rack" – Valorum Jan 22 '16 at 22:27
  • @Richard I don't suppose there's another page with details of a blue-and-white X-Wing, indicating any differences from Poe's custom hot rod, is there? – recognizer Jan 22 '16 at 22:53

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