The constant reality of the rebellion was that there were far more volunteers than there ever was equipment for them. As the war progressed, there were several "creative" solutions to the problem of having more pilots than ships. Most were abject failures that made Ugly fleets look good. Some were so bad that they started to loop back around on good. And the worst? They were subject to legendary stories like this...Purple Squadron Leader
: Chief, you have got to get me some more ships! Those Y-Wings we flew against that Victory-Class Star Destroyer were less reliable than a Rodian bounty hunter trying to shoot a guy in a cantina booth!Flight Chief
: What do you want, commander? I have an ample collection of ships just lying around this well-stocked flight deck...Purple Squadron Leader
: Sarcasm is a sign of a weak mind, Chief. The blasted nacelle on Velasria's ship fell off when he came in to land!Flight Chief
: It still landed, didn't it? Purple Squadron Leader
: Yes, but it won't be fixed for a week, and we're going out on another flight tonight!Flight Chief
: Well, the other only thing I've got that's ready to go is some new experimental W-Wing, but it's just an awful machine. Off-kilter engines, only speed is "way too fast." You'd have to have some idiot that's only good at flying while drunk out of his mind and incapable of flying in a straight line to fly the thing...Purple Squadron Leader
: Well, actually...
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