BTL-A4 Y-wing Longprobe
While its combat-oriented sister model remains one of the most commonly seen hyper-capable snubfighters in the galaxy, the Y-Wing BTL-A4 Longprobe has only recently found its way into mainstream use despite the actual age of the fighter itself. Its sturdy hull, durable shields, and reliable sublight engines make it a cost-effective ship to operate, while its boosted hyperdrive and enhanced sensors lend itself nicely to reconnaissance and exploratory operations. However, the price of these benefits is the removal of its entire weapons array and the copilot cockpit. Ultimately, its name fits its role - it literally is a long probe.
Boasting an impressive number of sensors, especially for such a small craft, the Longprobe is quite proficient in scanning and information gathering missions. However, the complete absence of any type of weapons or defensive measures leaves this craft quite vulnerable to enemy attacks. Also, while having a slighty improved speed over it's sister ship, the BTL-S3, it still remains one of the slower ships in the starfighter class. Many current starfighter models have speeds that quite easily overtake this model. All in all, however, the Longprobe can prove to be a valuable asset in the hands of any commander, as it fills an important scouting role for many fleets.