I just realized that any spec of the MF that I look at don't show gunner bays.

In one of the 4/5/6 movies, Han & Luke, are in their own gunner bay, with the remote control swivel seats firing their own guns.

From specs that I find I don’t seem to see any gunner bays such as in this example below.

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Are these just bad specs? If so, can someone please send me a link to proper specs?

In the movie, are they not almost 'back to back' but separated by a tube across the beam of the ship? Almost like they were in the escape pods?

I see a 4 barrel gun on top - is there one under? Are the gunner bay windows actually concave (into the ship) then?

So is the tube ventral to dorsal instead of across the beam?

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    What makes you think it's not the "gun well" almost in the center of the body of the ship?
    – phantom42
    Oct 17, 2014 at 17:46
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    So, to recap all of the other answers/comments, they're in the middle of the ship... on the top and bottom. The gunners' well runs vertically through the middle of the ship, with a gunner seat at either end.
    – Omegacron
    Oct 17, 2014 at 18:14
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    It's a good question; the placement isn't obvious because you have to assume that the ship's artificial gravity changes direction in the gunnery corridor for the shots in Episode 4 to make sense. Oct 17, 2014 at 21:11
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    It's not necessarily a bad question, but it's kind of the definition of "poorly researched". The guns are clearly visible in both of the images that OP posted.
    – phantom42
    Oct 19, 2014 at 13:50
  • The plastic kit of the ship has them in exactly the position shown on the blueprint. Like Roy Neary said, building a model is better!
    – GordonD
    Jan 11, 2023 at 7:51

3 Answers 3


They're right in the images you posted.

The turrets are labeled as "gun well" in the schematics.

Gun Wells

They are on the top and bottom of the Falcon.


Zooming in on the profile shots, you can see both turrets.



In those specs you linked you can actually see the gun wells. As you guessed, at both ends of it there is gun bays (one on top, one under). The trick might be how the gunners sit, that could be counter intuitive.

I would say that with those specs you posted you pretty much have it. You just need to learn to read them.

(source: nocookie.net)

Check this page if you want to learn more about the ship.



The Falcon's write up in Dorling Kindersley's Incredible Cross-Sections states implicitly that the quad cannons are located dorsally and ventrally.

The shots of the gunner wells in A New Hope suggest control of the cannons is remote with the users - if not being fired from the cockpit - sitting quite a ways away from the actual cannons.
Surely the gunner operating the turret directly from within a protruding bubble like in a Republican Lartie would present too much risk to hull integrity in a deep space firefight.


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