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At the Battle of Scarif, a pilot shouts out

More fighters! Form up at six-five!

as imperial fighters are dispatched.

What is 65? Is that a formation or some sort of coordinates?

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    There's also a callout of "form up at point oh-five" in the Battle of Yavin. I've always assumed those are coordinates of some kind. Not sure how only two numbers work in a three dimensional theater, though. – Todd Wilcox Aug 14 '18 at 17:54
  • @ToddWilcox A set of premapped vectors, assuming a constant speed, would only need two numbers wouldn't they? – Ash Aug 14 '18 at 19:15
  • are we assuming this is more coordinates based or a flight formation? – user103790 Aug 14 '18 at 19:18
  • @Ash Premapped vectors could only need one piece of information to identify them. It could be that one number is like a pre-defined grid - like 1 - 5 is the first row, 6 - 10 is the second, etc. And then the other number is like an altitude band. So "point oh five" could mean "northeast" corner of altitude band 0, or it could mean the dead center or "northwest" corner of altitude band 5. One challenge is it really limits the size of the area you can refer to. How do you go off the grid? Maybe the grid is relative to your capital ship or to the Death Star? – Todd Wilcox Aug 14 '18 at 19:29
  • @ToddWilcox In The Lost Fleet it's relative to the star, you could use anything you know will be there really. – Ash Aug 14 '18 at 19:47

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