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The A-wing Slash was a starfighter maneuver invented by Garm Bel Iblis and used by the New Republic and Imperial Remnant.

A group of starfighters, usually X-wings would approach an Imperial convoy, hiding A-wings in their drive exhaust. The X-wings would then pull away, diverting attention away from the speedy A-wings as the Imperial convoy turned to counter a flanking maneuver by the X-Wings. The A-Wings would consequently have an open area to attack the convoy, often by launching concussion missiles against the convoy and pulling away.

The maneuver was used at the Battle of Qat Chrystac. Imperial Admiral Gilad Pellaeon used it against pirate attackers masquerading as Bel Iblis, in the final days of the Galactic Civil War. Pellaeon was attempting to arrange peace talks, and by using the maneuver successfully (with Preybird starfighters in the role of the X-wings, and proton torpedoes in place of the A-wings), he confirmed his attacker was not Bel Iblis, since he would never be fooled by his own maneuver, thus allowing the peace talks to proceed and eventually end the war between the Galactic Empire and the New Republic.

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