The X-Wing fighter is the fast, highly maneuverable, and well armed. The X-Wing fighter has powerful ion engines, 4 laser cannons and 2 proton torpedo launchers. To Find an track enemies Incom's T-65 X-Wing is equipped with a targeting computer. For defense the X-Wing utilizes deflective shields and also a hyperdrive, although not just for defense.
The onboard R2 unit assists the pilot in many ways. It monitors onboard systems, holds hyperspace coordinates, perform emergency maintenance, and sometimes fly the craft on autopilot.
The X-Wing has been used many times in the Star Wars Trilogys. They attacked the Death Stars, transported Luke Skywalker to Dagobah to go Visit Yoda. The most famous crew of an X-Wing is of course Luke and R2-D2.