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Mars Needs Women
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It has arrived!
Some new tech in this one. We see (presumably) First Order walkers and an ungainly land speeder design.

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We also see New Republic/Resistance capital ships reminiscent of the Nebulon-B, but without the back part.

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We also see A-wings in a hanger bay and in action during the space battle.

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I am a bit dismayed though, between the First Order still using TIE Fighters, the Resistance using X-wings and A-Wings, it seems Starfighter development has stagnated. Okay, the TIEs and X-Wings are newer, seemingly more advanced designs. But still with the A-wings, they've been in use since Star Wars Rebels, which takes place 5 years before A New Hope. Now 34 years later, and they're still in use?

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MinutiaeMan
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F-16 to fly for USAF through 2048 [Razz]

Seriously, the Resistance was underfunded and ignored in the last movie, it makes sense that they'd be maintaining and upgrading old fighters that can still fly. Completely new ship designs may look cool, but using similar parts for an upgraded model really simplifies construction and repair costs.

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Mars Needs Women
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I understand the Resistance is basically getting hand-me-downs from the New Republic, but it would have been nice to see the A-wings modified in some way to establish a distinctive look for the Resistance, just like was done with those X-wings and capital ships.

Also I wonder why the First Order just seems to have TIE Fighters. It's pretty obvious the First Order is being bankrolled by the Imperial Remnant, I think it's been specifically stated in the new canon that this is the case. Why don't they have upgraded TIE Interceptors? They also seem to lack a dedicated bomber craft (like well...the TIE Bomber) which would have come in handy in the attack on Rey's settlement, when she and Finn board the Falcon. I mean they have a new Star Destroyer design, and a couple of new shuttle designs.

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shikaru808
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Presumably to appeal to the wider masses. Regular TIEs are much more iconic to the Empire than the other designs.

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Of course they wouldn't use up all their new stuff in the first movie, just like the OT kept on giving to the end, with ROTJ introducing the Tyderian shuttle, Interceptor, B-Wing, all that stuff. I am sure the A-Wing has been touched up and is a later Mark.
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Here are some close-ups of the A-wing from the new film. Interestingly enough, they inverted the paint scheme from ROTJ.
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