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The Most Popular Sci-Fi Starfighters 

Chino-Fernandez
Updated June 14, 2019 2.5k votes 421 voters 20.1k views 17 items

Few science fiction series set in space DON'T feature starfighters. The vastness of space is like air, and thus the use of fighter craft is logical in this kind of environment. While they have been many series - and films - using space fighter "aircraft", only a few "fi-fighters" emerge as memorable in the minds of sci-fi fans. Here's a ranking for you to decide which are the coolest space fighters in TV, film, anime, and video games. Upvote the coolest sc-ifi fighters that you feel are most deserving to rule outer space, from Star Wars to Galactica to Babylon 5, Stargate, and beyond. 

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X-Wing
X-Wing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sci-Fi Starfighters
Photo:  Star Wars: A New Hope/20th Century Fox

Perhaps of all starfighters, the Incom T-65, otherwise known as the X-Wing from the Star Wars series, is the most recognizable. Built to deliver massive firepower from its four wingtip lasers, the X-Wing was made to counter the maneuverable TIE fighter. It is also equipped with hyperdrive, so it can fly separately from warping capital ships.

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Colonial Viper
Colonial Viper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sci-Fi Starfighters
Photo:  Battlestar Galactica Classic/NBC Universal
This space fighter from Battlestar Galactica has an attractive simplicity that makes it well-recognized among sci-fi fans.
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TIE Fighter
TIE Fighter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sci-Fi Starfighters
Photo:  Star Wars: A New Hope/20th Century Fox
Star Wars series
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Earthforce Mk. 2 SA-23E Mitchell-Hyundyne Starfury
Earthforce Mk. 2 SA-23E ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sci-Fi Starfighters
Photo:  Babylon 5/Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
From Babylon 5
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