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I have a rather trivial question:

I would like to know where the exact location of a Imperial Star Destroyer bridge is.

We all know, that the bridge looks as follows from the outside:
outside bridge

This bridge design applies to most of the imperial ships (the Executor, Avanger, Imperator, Eradicator, Valor etc.)

But we also know, that the inside view of the bridge looks as follows:
inside bridge

The interior is the same for all Imperial class-I and -II Star Destroyers and for the Republican Star Destroyers (Venator, Acclamator, Victory, Tector etc.)

The problem is that I don't know where exactly the command bridge is located on the Imperial I/II Ships due to the very different inside and outside bridge layouts (It is pretty obvious for the Republican Ships ...)


Could someone help me with my confusion? :D

  • Do you mind if I use your picture of the bridge as a reference? – Lady Stark Jul 16 '17 at 6:20
  • @LadyStark: No, of course I do not mind. Feel free to use it. – unknown6656 Jul 16 '17 at 11:54
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According to the cross-section book, the command bridge on Imperial-I and Imperial-II class Star Destroyers is located in the exact center of the tower tweedle. Cross section

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    Please tell me you didn't just make up the word "tweedle"? :) +1 just for that word – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 11 '16 at 20:12
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    @DVK it's something my wife uses all the time, and it's permeated into my vocabulary. I think the technical term is greeble, thingie, that sort of thing – CBredlow Jan 11 '16 at 20:14
  • Is that schematic canon? (I'm surprised there at the star destroyer an IMP2 I assume? having ONLY SIX turo lasers and twelve ion canons if I'm reading the shematics rights?) – Thomas Nov 25 '16 at 22:32
  • @Thomas The text says there are six of the heaviest type. That does not preclude the existence of more, smaller turbolasers. – T.J.L. Jul 18 '17 at 5:53
  • @T.J.L. I was only surprised there as older sources like the rpgs,... talked about 100 turbolasers,... in the rogue one film I also saw only a HANDFUL of large turbolaser canons (and only these canons) on the destroyers – Thomas Jul 18 '17 at 20:31
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The Bridge is located in the middle of this red circle. Exact Location of the Bridge

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    That's the roundest square I've ever seen. Also, could you expand a bit and tell us why you think it's in that location? Do you have any sources? – SQB Oct 18 '16 at 13:11
  • @SQB IMHo it looks exactly like the windws seen on the "bridge from inside" picture OP posted. Schematics posted in the answer by CBredlow also points straight there – Petersaber Nov 25 '16 at 20:19
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The image you have was probably an ISD model from ANH when they hadn't thought about the ISD's bridge windows yet. Take a look at a different ISD model Lucasfilm they used in ROTJ, it very clearly shows the bridge. This video shows the bridge of an ISD II at 4:37

  • In the video above, at 6:48. You can clearly see flames spewing from where the A-wing stuck (which was the bridge). – gadolinium_64 Feb 3 '17 at 13:14
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    The vieo has been blocked due to copyright issues with disney as it seems – Thomas Jul 16 '17 at 8:18

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