Rebel commandos board a UT-60D U-wing gunship for Scarif

As I mentioned in my review of the LEGO Star Wars 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter set released ahead of Rogue One, I wasn’t a big fan of the new vehicle until I saw it in action in the movie. But seeing it dropping Rebel commandos onto the beaches of Scarif and provide close air support like a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter gunship during Vietnam certainly changed my perspective on the ungainly looking Rebel vehicle. Joshua Brooks has created an excellent custom version of the U-wing, and set it against the weathered walls of a hangar inside a Massassi temple on Yavin IV.

UT-60D U-Wing on Yavin 4

As a team of Rebel commandos boards the U-wing, Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor head for the stolen Imperial cargo shuttle.

Joshua’s U-wing has S-foils that open and close, with engines much larger than the official set.

UT-60D U-Wing S-foils open

The cockpit seats two crew side by side, and the passenger compartment has jump seats for a full complement of Rebel soldiers.

UT-60D U-Wing interior

2 comments on “Rebel commandos board a UT-60D U-wing gunship for Scarif

  1. relasine

    Absolutely agree with your assessment on your feelings on the U-Wing. I thought it was super-lame until I saw flying around at low altitude dumping heavy machine gun fire into AT-ATs.

    It also explains why we wouldn’t see them in Episodes IV, V, and VI; there weren’t really any engagements where employing them would be either advantageous or an option.

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