In most Star Wars battles, the ships shoot lasers at each other.

In Rogue One and RotJ, however, ships physically colliding with other ships won battles. In Rogue One, a capital ship collided with the planetary shield, deactivating it.

When an opponent comes at you with a space fleet, why doesn't a space admiral take an unarmed, unmanned hunk of metal and hyperspace it right through the enemy? Why do they just mess about with little lasers?

  • Related, possible duplicate: scifi.stackexchange.com/q/138226/51379 – Adamant Dec 29 '16 at 4:26
  • It’s quite unlikely that an object within hyperspace can damage an object outside of hyperspace, as detailed in the linked question. They’re basically in different places. It has to revert to ordinary space (probably not literally within the object), and it’s certainly limited with respect to the speed it can have when it does that. – Adamant Dec 29 '16 at 4:30
  • Also related: scifi.stackexchange.com/q/138223/64504 – Adamant Dec 29 '16 at 4:30
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    And also, they aren’t usually firing literal lasers at each other (despite the occasional misleading language). – Adamant Dec 29 '16 at 4:31
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    Nice job predicting the plot of The Last Jedi! – pkamb Dec 21 '17 at 18:25

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