The die cast Y-Wing Fighter is an authentically styled ship and is all about action! The ship has a die cast body with plastic engine pods and guns, and a button behind the cockpit that releases a red bomb. Further action features include removable engine pods, rotating guns and retractable landing gear.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will note that the Y Wing has a red colour scheme rather than the yellow seen in the films and larger scale Kenner toy. The die cast Y Wing was based on images of a red schemed movie prop 'red jammer' that did not make it into the film.
The Y-Wing was only released by Kenner in the US in the SW7A, Special Offer, SW7B and ESB7 boxes, and in Canada in the SW7A box. The Y Wing was also released in the UK by Palitoy in the SW7A box. Notably the first Star Wars releases had the erroneous 'Empire's largest Space Craft' text on the back of the box, which was only corrected on the SW7B and ESB7 boxes.