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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 '14 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 '14 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. – Russell Borogove Oct 17 '14 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 '14 at 13:50
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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.

Falcon

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

ENHANCE ENHANCE!!

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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.

specs

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

specs2

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Whoops sorry about that. Answer wasn't finished but yes; the Falcon's write up in Dorling Kinderslay's Incredible Crossection states implicitly that the quad cannons are located dorsally and ventrally. The shots of the gunner wells in 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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    On the Stack Exchange platform, you can edit your own posts (and those of others as well). So you could (should) edit all the content into one answer, and delete the other two. – Reinstate Monica Oct 18 '14 at 10:40
  • Oh dear. I'm new here. I don't know how to delete answers. – Omar Devon Little Oct 18 '14 at 11:40
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    There is a delete text under each of your answers (in the line with share, edit and flag). – Reinstate Monica Oct 18 '14 at 11:49

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