Hey A quick question that I have(or a few of them). What are the abilities of atmospheric fighter warfare?
You might want to elaborate on that a little. Are we talking about what Wars can do in an air war period, about the performance of dedicated
atmospheric fighters, or what?
Are there dedicated ships like the snowspeeder for example(are the snow speeders a good example or atmospheric fighters?)?
While we only ever see
them used close to the ground in TESB at least in theory, repulsorlift can reach orbit (or so I seem to remember from the ANH novelization at any rate), so they might be.
are space fighters used as multi role fighters?
There's a number of in-atmosphere battles between starfighters if that's what you're asking.
It is stated that ships like the ARC 170 and the X wing can achieve atmospheric speeds far greater than any other fighter counterpart, can those speeds be maintained during dogfights?
Most likely not. There's a reason
modern day aircraft duke it out subsonic despite having Mach 2+ speeds. There's going Mach 17, or there's doing those maneuvers that make your opponent go 'how the hell did he just do that'. Pick one.
Star Wars: Behind the Magic, seams to indicate most fighter atmospheric speeds being only just over a thousand km/h, is this accurate?
The ICSes would disagree, as would simple logic, but the Wars EU isn't exactly known for its consistency, and a lot of Wars small craft aren't exactly what you would call aerodynamic. Besides, what does atmospheric speed mean
? What altitude, what kind of atmosphere, do we care about actually being able to maneuver worth a damn? Mach 17 is nifty if you need to go somewhere in a hurry and essentially just need to go in a straight line (though given you're in a starfighter I have to wonder whether simply going fractional orbit-straight up, go to your destination's orbital coordinates in space, straight down-wouldn't be faster) but you're not going to do any tight turns at that kind of speed.