ILM Art Department Challenge - The Ride - T-68 Prototype

The brief was to design two (2) new Star Wars vehicles within the aesthetic of Episodes IV - VI. They could be anything. This is one of my designs, an evolution of the X-Wing.

The secret prototype for a new stealth fighter for the Rebel Alliance. It's an evolution of the X-wing series, with a turbocharged generator supplying extreme forward thrust through two mega exhaust ports for unrivalled speed during bombing and strafing runs. It is armed with two heavy laser cannons, two laser cannons and can be loaded with up to 6 photon torpedoes allowing it to decimate any armored vehicle or fortified bunker with ease. The drawback of the design is that has traded maneuverability for the speed and firepower, meaning it would not perform as well in a straight dogfight.