New "Star Wars" Book Dissects Vehicles in Gorgeous Detail
Have you ever wondered what the inner layout of the Millennium Falcon looks like? Been curious to know what makes Rey’s Speeder go in the block-busting Star Wars: The Force Awakens? There’s a new book that provides all those answers—plus more—and it does so by dissecting these special vehicles in stunning cross-section detail. It’s aptly named Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections and it’s a book true Star Wars fans would do well to look up. Written by Jason Fry, the book highlights and explains all the intricate features of the space-going vehicles, from icons like the Millennium Falcon to newcomers like the Quadjumper. Artist Kemp Remillard provides the 12 highly detailed illustrations, which really bring these vehicles to life. RELATED: Watch a 15-Foot Star Destroyer Drone Go Airborne
Need a dose of Star Wars trivia? Here are a few neat factoids gleaned from the book that you can use around the water cooler today.
These First Order assault vehicles can deliver up to 20 Stormtroopers to the battlefield and offload them in around 30 seconds. They aren’t without their weaknesses, though. The pilot sits fairly exposed in the topside cockpit and there’s only one gunner, who wields a dorsal blaster cannon.
The custom-built speeder was built from salvaged parts found in the Starship Graveyard and its two powerful turbojet engines were nicked from a cargo hauler. Worried about pesky scavengers at the Niima Outpost? Rey’s Speedster won’t power up without a positive fingerprint scan.
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It seems Han Solo does have a softer side. The book states that the Millennium Falcon’s crew quarters were retrofitted so a galley could be installed—a wedding present for Princess Leia.
“Special Forces” TIE Fighter
These heavy-duty TIEs pack a pilot, a gunner, and 360-degrees of heavy weapons capability, but apparently they tend to suffer from overheating.
Got a line to Unkar Plutt of the Niima Outpost? Apparently he’s selling his dilapidated Quadjumper. How many “portions” would you guess that’s worth?
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