As the promotion for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story begins to ramp up, Lucasfilm has revealed a brand new vehicle making its introduction into the Star Wars universe– the U-Wing.
As seen in the new image above, the vehicle is a mix of a star-fighter and troop transport vehicle as revealed on The Star Wars Show.
“The U-Wing is a new ship in the Star Wars universe. It’s a troop transport and gunship, so it’s there to bring in Rebel troops to heavy fire zones and get out as quickly as possible. The wings move depending on the situation, and it’s there to both drop off troops and provide air support.”
Also revealed is that the U-Wing’s full name is the Incom UT-6oD. While this is the official unveiling of the new vehicle, thousands of fans had already seen this ship as it was shown off at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim last year. The image depicted the U-Wing dropping off Rebel Alliance troops in the rain.
The U-Wing joins more classic vehicles in the film such as X-Wings, new variations on the Imperial Shuttle, AT-AT Walkers, and new troopers such as the Shore Troopers and Death Troopers.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tells the tale of how the Rebel Alliance won their first major victory against the Empire and stole the Death Star plans, as originally mentioned in the opening crawl of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
The film arrives in theaters on December 16th, 2016.