from "Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (1983)
About the Design
Of all the new spacecraft designs created for “Return of the Jedi,” the A-wing fighter was certainly one of the simplest. A basic wedge with two engines, two tails and a cockpit, the A-wing was supposed to be a small high-speed fighter with limited fire-power but high maneuverability. It was a fun little design, but one that didn’t quite live up to the tradition of the series’ earlier, more creative offerings.
The basic lines of A-wing would later be echoed in the Jedi Starfighter featured in “Star Wars – Episode II: Attack of the Clones.”
About the Kit
The A-Wing fighter was one of four “Snap” kits released by MPC in conjunction with “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. Although it was a simple kit, the detail was sharp and the fit of the pieces was pretty much state-of-the-art. Which is more than could be said for the flimsy stand.
Unlike the other three “ROTJ” Snap kits, the A-wing was never issued in gold plate.
This model was built from an original issue.