Luke: come to point o five, we'll cover for you

What does that mean for example?


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They're providing Luke with information about where they want him to fly so that they can provide covering fire or shoot down anything following him.

The "point oh-five" is the specific direction and from the (minimal) searching I've done I think it's just babble to fill out the script.

Pilots use clock numerals to give relative directions "9 O'clock high" for example would mean on my left and above me. Of course Star Wars pilots don't necessarily have a 12 hour clock as a frame of reference and with a (potentially, but rarely used) fully 3-Dimensional battleground to play in a system that works on Earth isn't ideal for a Star Wars space battle.

  • Since they are flying above the Death Star surface, an Earth pilot clock nav could be useful
    – TimSparrow
    May 10, 2018 at 11:18
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    @TimSparrow this Answer scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/5707/… states Star Wars uses a 24 hour clock as well. No notes on if they have 12 am/pm system though.
    – Jontia
    May 10, 2018 at 11:42
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    in the old navy (sail ship era), they also used a 12-"hour" system to designate absolute direction, where "west" would be 9. It could be a mix-up of both conventions as well.
    – TimSparrow
    May 10, 2018 at 11:46
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    "Remember, the enemy's gate is down."
    – Yehuda
    Jun 22, 2020 at 20:20

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