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    Quote Originally Posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
    Who cares? The story is so out of whack, it ain't funny. The new Repulic ain't got enough spies to figure out Star Killer?
    The new republic are liberals
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    Obviously then they deserve to be 'Trumped', this time the Empire will win.

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    The new republic are liberals
    anti-war hippies to be sure, apparently only x-wings remain in the Republic space fleet.

    and apparently no mandatory retirement age in the "rebel alliance", with admiral ackbar still tottering around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    apparently only x-wings remain in the Republic space fleet.
    Hey, not always a bad thing. It greatly reduces your sustainment tail and allows you to put more folks into the fight!!! Plus those Y-Wings were maintenance hogs!!!
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    A-wings have short range and B-wings can't perform the Cobra.
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    There was call to retire the X-Wings - but due to their performance in the CAS role and support from a certain Senator (whose husband used to fly one) they were saved from BRAC.
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    Yes, it is on DVD now.
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    Whoa whoa whoa- these x-wings do not belong to the Republic Fleet. That was destroyed when the super death ray destroyed Hosnian Prime. These belong to the "Resistance",
    some sort of NGO semi-revolutionary group that was acting as the unofficial enforcers for the Republic. They were probably given the x-wings as military surplus so the Republic Fleet could sit in orbit around Hosnian Prime showing the flag and going on liberty. I'll bet there are whole fleets of x-wings and B-wings sitting in mothballs around Hosnian Choice and Hosnian Select in the Hosnian system. Maybe they will mobilize them in Star Wars VIII (or is it Star Wars IIX?- this is why I do poorly on Super Bowl trivia) except that with Star killer base and most of the New Order destroyed and the Republic with their fleet destroyed I imagine the conflict is over and there would be no point.

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