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The UT-60D was one of the last ships to be produced by Incom Corporation before it was nationalized by the Galactic Empire. Due to this, the U-wing never enjoyed a full production run. A "lost" shipment of U-wings ended up in the hands of the Rebel Alliance after the careful manipulation of Senate records by Bail Organa. The rarity of the craft made them all the more valuable to the Rebel cause. Following the diversion of the shipment, Senator Organa was interviewed by Imperial Security Bureau Chief Investigator Axvering.
By the time the Rebel Alliance adopted Base One as their military HQ around 2 BBY, the U-wing was under investigation for full inclusion into Alliance Starfighter Command and Alliance Special Forces. General Merrick along with Colonel Bandwin Cor and U-wing pilots wrote the recommendation.
In 1 BBY, Saw Gerrera's Partisans had a U-wing, painted in their specific markings. Saw and Edrio "Two Tubes" took it to destroy a relay station on Jalindi, and ended up rescuing members of the Spectres after their own mission went awry. They later went to Faos Station to infiltrate Freighter 2716. Edrio trailed after the freighter and recovered Gerrera before the freighter's kyber crystal cargo exploded.
At the same time, the Lothal resistance under Ryder Azadi had possession of an older model U-wing, which had less engines than it's newer counterpart, and did not have a working hyperdrive. When the Spectres returned to Lothal, Azadi transported them to discover information on the TIE/D Defender Elite. Later, Hera Syndulla used Azadi's U-wing, now equipped with a functional hyperdrive salvaged from the TIE Defender Elite, to escape Lothal and give the TIE Defender Elite flight data recorder to Alliance High Command. Based on the information, the Alliance decided to attack the Imperial Armory Complex which was producing the TIE Defenders.
Early in the rebellion, their U-wings were deployed in several fashions, including as troop transport, gunship, and medevac lifter. Several of the ships also acted as cargo transports between the Telaris system and other locations.
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Enter miniature battle with the amazing U-Wing Microfighter!
Play out miniature LEGO® Star Wars adventures with this U-Wing Microfighter, featuring folding wings, two stud shooters and space to seat the included U-Wing Pilot with his blaster pistol.
- The set was released as part of Series 4.