Formally known as the Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wing, but commonly referred to as the Assault Gunboat, this Cygnus Spaceworks starfighter is an essential part of the Imperial Navy. The sweeping tri-wing design, similar in design to the Lambda class shuttle, is a recognised symbol of Imperial dominance across the galaxy. Unlike the Lambda class however, the Gunboat has more than just an imposing presence.
Equipped with two heavy laser cannons beneath the cockpit, two ion cannons above, and a warhead launcher mounted on either side, the Gunboat can adapt to any given situation; be it border control, dogfighting, or even taking on a capital ship. The heavy armour and deflector shields allow the craft to survive a lot of punishment before having to return to an Imperial shipyard or Star Destroyer for repairs. The inclusion of a hyperdrive motivator allows the fighter to act as an advanced guard for entry into enemy systems, and its firepower makes it a substantial threat to those who oppose it.
Though not as manoeuvrable as other Imperial fighters, and more expensive as a result of the additional technology on board, the Cyngus Gunboat is quickly establishing itself as commonplace in the many Imperial fleets. Be it escorting diplomats to Coruscant, or participating in training exercises to ready for the next conquest, the ship is a true symbol of Imperial might.