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Manga
As you can see, this part of the manga is where the fun really starts ...

On the first page, you can see the Pluto defender astrofighters preparing to launch from Moonbase.
In the hangar, there's an additional type of fighter that you see again on p302, but which doesn't appear in the show.  I'm gonna dub this one the "Lunar defender".

The X-Bomber is reached, from its hangar via a large lift platform and it launches through rectangular launch doors in the Moonbase centre complex itself, rather than through a crater, some miles away.

Shiro's trademark helmet appears only at the point when X-Bomber launches.
Here we see X-Bomber take off and fight alongside the astrofighters from Moonbase, which are two things that we don't get to see in the show.  
I assumed that Moonbase had its own fighter squadron and that it was at least partly made up of Pluto defenders, given that we see as much on the box of the Japanese Dai-X model kit.

Commander Makara receives a suitably determined and maniacal portrayal and the Alliance battlecruiser acts here as the flagship for a large enemy battle group consisting of a wide and varied assortment of Alliance spacecraft.
Interestingly, either the battlecruiser is just drawn differently on later pages, or the ship shown on p295 is an earlier but reasonably similar class of ship.

You can see that the artist got a good impression of the details and layout of the X-Bomber bridge.
I also like the added detail on p304, where two multi-barrel guns or multi-lens emitters descend from the upper wing nacelles on the X-Bomber.
You also get to see the anti-aircraft-style guns depicted on the battlecruiser, which again, is something that is implied to have, but that you never really get to see in the show.

Ultimately, these guns, combined, inflict sufficient damage on X-Bomber that Shiro is compelled to either activate X-Impulse or raise the shields, and then ram the battlecruiser amidships.

Scanning Remarks
With this instalment, the X Bomber comic was printed in a blue ink that's faded significantly more than the black ink in the previous one.
I had to use some varying combinations of options to try and get the pages looking discernible without the now-yellowed paper looking decidedly brown, which means that the results are less than consistent-looking.

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