Do the books ever specify whether or not another ship of this make exists? Or is it truly unique? Maybe a long time ago in a galaxy far far away manufacturers made single one-off units, but here that's kind of rare for something you'd assume to be pretty costly to build.

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    In the X-Wing and Tie Fighter computer games other ships of that model existed, but I don't know if the specific make and model was ever mentioned in any of the novelizations.
    – Xantec
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:16
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    The Millennium Falcon is a modified cargo ship.
    – user40790
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:27
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    Add a legends tag if you want EU answers, otherwise your best bet is the Visual Dictionary.
    – user40790
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:28
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    I seriously doubt that any "commodity" spaceship could be built as a one-off. You might be able to build a speeder if you have the parts, or build some frickin' huge space station if you have the budget, but a hyperspace-capable freighter built as one-off would simply be too expensive.
    – DevSolar
    Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 9:30

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The Millennium Falcon is not unique; it was a model YT-1300f Corellian light freighter. This implies that there are other similar ships, including other variations on the YT-1300 model.

You can find a lot of information about the Millennium Falcon in a companion book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections. The model number also appears on-screen at least once: in Star Wars: Rebels episode "Fighter Flight" on a poster.

Note, however, that the Millennium Falcon has been highly customized; some of the custom work is mentioned in The Force Awakens. It's not clear just how much of the ship is stock and how much is custom.

If you're willing to go outside Canon into Legends, the model number of the ship, and other similar Corellian light freighters, can be seen in some of the video games, and there is an entire novel called Millennium Falcon that details its history. The ship was serial #YT-1300 492727ZED, one of many such vessels, but from the beginning the ship was shown to have some "quirks" to distinguish it from its counterparts.

In Legends, the ship was also destroyed and rebuilt from scratch at least once, so it's arguable as to whether it's still the same ship or not.

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    By the time of TFA, my guess is that the Falcon would be lucky if any tiny part of it was factory original. Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:22
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    According to SW Wikia the "YT-1300" model number was mentioned in Star Wars Rebels cartoon (which is considered canon) on a poster.
    – Chahk
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:26
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    A small technicality on implying that there are “similar YT1300a–e models”—that’s not necessarily true. The f could be for ‘freight(er)’, in which case there may have been a YT1300c (cargo) or a YT1300p (passenger), but not necessarily an alphabetical a–e series. Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 4:03
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    Time for a Ship of Theseus reference:) Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 17:13
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    @BinaryWorrier, I have done much think on this issue in regards to automobiles, and I have determined that the soul of the car (the piece that gives it its essence) is the windshield washer fluid reservoir. I'm not sure if the Falcon had one of these, but it might have :)
    – Daniel
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 2:30

As has been mentioned, the Millennium Falcon is a highly modified YT-1300f freighter.

If you look carefully in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, you can see other ships of the same class:

YT-1300f freighters (Millennium Falcon type) in Star Wars prequels: above a shot from "Attack of the Clones" showing a landing field with 3 YT-1300s circled on the left; below a shot from "Revenge of the Sith" showing a YT-1300, circled, approaching a landing platform

Image source: 10 Hidden Details in Star Wars Movies, Screen Rant

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    Worth noting that in the lower image, we're looking at the actual Millennium Falcon.
    – Wad Cheber
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 23:23
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    That's pretty neat. The top one especially because it suggests one of the mods was the cockpit sticking out the side.
    – Kai Qing
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 23:29
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    @WadCheber - thanks, forgot that bit... but still, three YT-1300s in the AotC scene there
    – HorusKol
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 23:41
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    @WadCheber That is also claimed in the image source, but how is that determined?
    – Zommuter
    Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 8:37
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    @Zommuter: I bowed out of this "official" thing long ago. For me personally, what I read in my WestEndGames Star Wars 2nd ed. RPG book will remain "canon" forever, and the prequels never happened. I'm happier that way. ;-)
    – DevSolar
    Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 9:22

There is an official Millennium Falcon Haynes Manual. The first part of the book discusses all the models of the YT-1300 Corellian Freighter which are available for purchase and later on it goes into specifics about the actual Millennium Falcon and its modifications.

In the 4th picture on Amazon (shown below) you can see the level of detail which has been made for the book. It shows some of the many configurations in which you can get your very own freighter.

Modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter options; the left side of the picture has descriptive text and a schematic showing how the different options fit in place on the basic hull shape; the right hand side shows 9 different possible configurations, including the cockpit on either side or in the middle and different drive options.


Think of the Millennium Falcon like this:

Silver Nissan Skyline with blue detailing and logos, prop as used in the movie "2 Fast 2 Furious" on display at a show

There are lots of Nissan Skylines, but this is a highly modified one (within the "universe" of the Fast and the Furious films, as well as in the real world) and is therefore unique. There is only one Millennium Falcon. Only one. But it is a modified version of a pretty common freighter. Indeed, in the old Legends game Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, you have "The Corellia Star":

Screenshot from a game showing a YT-1300 freighter in a hanger with a stormtrooper guard

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    I like your analogy, but I think, more accurately, it's like imgur.com/ToF08jW
    – corsiKa
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 22:23
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    @corsiKa +1, but I think even more accurately, but at the expense of being less of an analogy, it is like i.sstatic.net/N01aT.jpg Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 22:28
  • lol. yeah i figured something like that. Some people like the virgin mobile guy build one off designs, so you never know. But I'd say even if there's only one millennium falcon by name, it's not any more unique than any base vehicle that's been modified. Someone made a bunch of them. Someone else converted one of them into a super ship then gave it a name. works for me
    – Kai Qing
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 22:40
  • @corsiKa though you should see what's under the hood ;) Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 16:03

To give a fully movie-canon answer, in The Force Awakens:

After Han informs Rey that they are on the Millennium Falcon we have the following lines:

REY: This is the Millennium Falcon? You're Han Solo?


REY: This is the ship that made the Kessel Run in fourteen parsecs...!

Since Rey is an expert on salvage and ship models, and since she knows about the Kessel Run, we can reasonably infer that:

  1. She knows what a YT-1300 Corellian freighter looks like.
  2. She knows the Millennium Falcon was a YT-1300.

Yet she didn't suspect that the ship in the junkyard was the Millennium Falcon. Therefore, it must be that the Millennium Falcon is not unique.

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    true true... that makes sense. Maybe she knows YT-1300 is an ancient model, like Al Bundy's Dodge in Married with Children. But hadn't considered this particular one was the famous falcon. Fine logic
    – Kai Qing
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 18:03
  • 14 was the incorrect figure, so Han promptly corrected her. Commented Feb 4, 2016 at 22:22
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    @Zaibis: Um.... have you really never been exposed to the debate over parsec before??! See Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 15:33
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    @YLearn: This is not a theory of logic class. It's not about whether you can formally infer that. I said you can reasonably infer that. The clear impression, based on her expression and attitude and since Rey appears to be highly knowledgeable about ships and the Millenium Falcon breaking (apparently still holding) the Kessel Run record is that she most likely knows (1) and (2). Calling it a fallacy and then (baselessly) claiming it is "far more likely" to infer something else is the fallacy. ... (cont) Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 15:41
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    Rey is an expert. Don't you think an enthusiast would know what Thrust2 looks like, but not be able to identify it vs. another similar vehicle. If an enthusiast happened upon that vehicle in an abandoned warehouse and then someone told said person it was Thrust2, don't you think they would say: "This is Thrust2! This is the car that beat the land speed record of 650 kilograms per lumen!" Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 15:44

In Star Wars, Han says 3 things that hint at its modifications:

  1. It has better-than-expected sublight and lightspeed engines than one would expect out of that kind of freighter. ("She's got it where it counts, kid.")

  2. It has a lightspeed engine that can shorten distances next to gravity wells ("It made the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs"). In the novels, this is taken to mean that a better lightspeed engine can go closer to stars and take shorter paths than would be possible with a lesser engine. Very useful for getting away from Imperial Star Destroyers.

  3. It has hidden cargo bays that apparently are VERY good at fooling scanners. ("I use them for smuggling. I never thought I'd be smuggling myself in 'em.")

It's not clear if he won it that way or modified it himself. But all this implies that it's a standard cargo ship that has been specially modified for smuggling.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F! This doesn't answer the question directly and seems more like a comment on someone else's post. However, this could be expanded to maybe answer the question. As it stands, your answer might be flagged for removal.
    – kjw
    Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 23:42
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    While we are at the topic: Is it ever explained why the Millenium Falcon is such a great combat ship? It’s a light freighter but still easily dealing with Tie-Fighters.
    – Michael
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 18:45
  • To be fair, the scanners hadn't actually been used yet when Han proclaimed "I use [the hidden cargo bays] for smuggling," so we don't really know if they fool the scanners or not. Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 22:11
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    Don't forget "I've made a lot of special modifications myself." Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 23:23

I hope I am doing this correctly, to point to an existing question-and-answer. Not literally a duplicate, but in effect the substance has been covered.

The sense of this question was addressed in the discussion of another that was answered at 'What is the Millennium Falcon’s hull and structure made of?'. It involves the Haynes Manual, as has been mentioned here.

The essence is that the Falcon is no more a one-off in production terms than any other YT-1300, in the sense that multiple design options were so flexible to start with that the term doesn't really apply. All of the YT-1300s were sort-of one-offs, therefore, but this particular one seems to have become even-more-unique (tm) over time since manufacture.

  • That is a fine question indeed, but I wouldn't say you could derive a duplicate from it even if the substance is covered somewhere in there. I posted this question because I couldn't find it in basic searches on this site. Felt it should be covered.
    – Kai Qing
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 16:09
  • Fine, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not competing, just drawing attention to something that made this seem suddenly rather familiar. I hope that my earlier efforts might help. Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 18:30
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    @CaptainCranium: just because an answer to another question mentions, in passing, a tidbit that could -- if you squint and tilt your head just right -- be taken as an answer to this question does NOT mean that the questions are duplicates. Two questions are duplicates if and only if they're asking the same thing; answers can't change this.
    – Martha
    Commented Apr 12, 2016 at 23:04
  • @Martha You seem not completely to have read or understood what I wrote: I carefully made sure of not proclaiming a duplicate. That was the point of indicating a lot of nearby information that was relevant, without criticising OP for not having read the entire world before asking. Still, thanks for the joke about 'in passing, a tidbit', when the entire detailed answer to a different question bears helpfully on this one. Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 13:57

In Heir to the Empire (part of the Empire trilogy by Timothy Zahn) the Nogrhi commandos use a YT-1300 to try to trick Han and Leia so they can kidnap them. Han expresses genuine surprise that they've been able to find the same make and model.

“Good question,” Han said grimly. He leaned out again, taking a hard look this time … and when he ducked back under cover there was a sardonic half-grin on his face. “Simple answer: that’s not the Falcon.”

“What?” Wedge asked, his jaw dropping a couple of centimeters.

“It’s a fake,” Han told him. “I can’t believe it-these guys actually dug up another working YT-1300 freighter somewhere.

Wedge whistled softly. “Boy, they must really want you bad.”

In the Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels factbook (published in 1996) the section on the Millennium Falcon says that

the Falcon appeared to be no different from the thousands of other Corellian Engineering YT-1300 light freighters plying the star routes of the Empire.

So from that it would appear that it's a mass-produced vehicle.

Also, the Outrider piloted by Dash Rendar (in various EU Novels and games) appears to be a later model in the YT series of ships as this is listed as a YT-2400 light freighter.

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    Is that a canon book? Also does this suggest it was mass produced or a one/two-off?
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 16:31
  • This would benefit from some capitalization and punctuation.
    – amflare
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 16:46
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    @Edlothiad - It's an EU novel, hence never canon.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 16:58
  • I've taken the liberty of dropping in the quotes you've mentioned as well as referencing (and linking) the books to Wookieepedia.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 17:44

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