James McCloud (All out Ledgendary Pilot)
Peppy Hare (Master Textbook Pilot)
Pigma Dengar (Just a Boss Pilot)
With Beltino Toad as the orginal Engineer and Designer of the Arwing.
During the Arwings Development, originally designed to replace the Cornerian Fighter, It was designed to be the most agile and fastest ship in the Lylat System.
Unfortunately with the Arwings Hyper agility, and speed, the aircraft was too difficult to handle and during the test run, out entire Flight Academy, only 3 senior students were able pass.
The Project Arch with the Arwing was shutdown for being extremely difficult and dangerous to pilot. The Cornerian army then decides to upgrade the Orginal Cornerian Fighter which came the development Cornerian Fighter Mk II.
We felt that the Arwing had to be distinct from any generic fighter jet. Not just anyone could fly the Arwing, That the ship itself is that Legendary difficult to handle. It also amps the level of seriousness in the teams skill For Example The Fact that Slippy can pilot the Arwing really place a sense of "Legendaryness" in his character, not to confuse that he's a bad pilot but that he's just not the best Arwing pilot, and a cut above the rest that can not handle the Arwing.
With that said the Arwing isn't the only ship this complex. But that's enough LL story leak.
Fishman: Story Director (main pitch of the idea inspiration)
For Full LL Arwing schematics and Details Arwing Schematics
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