Designed in conjunction with the Verpine, the Rebel Alliance needed a way to counteract the pure power of star destroyers and the threat posed by improved Imperial fighters such as the TIE Interceptor. Their solution was the B-Wing. Carrying concussion missile launchers to deal with larger threats and lasers to deal with fighters, it is a mix of fighter and bomber. Fast enough to outrun turrets and slower fighters, it is mainly an anti-capital ship bomber that has enough heavy shielding to withstand repeated hits from other fighters. The B-Wing was specifically designed to be a bomber that could enter a full scale battle and take out key targets without suffering major damage. Its major drawback was the high cost required to produce it.