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How many times has the Millennium Falcon been captured by the Galactic Empire? [closed]

Does anyone know how many times the Millennium Falcon has been captured by the Galactic Empire?
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Could C-3PO have sat in one of the Millenium Falcon's quad laser cannons and shot down pursuing TIE Fighters?

Could C-3PO have sat in one of the Millenium Falcon's quad laser cannons and shot down pursuing TIE Fighters? This assumes of course that he could climb up/down a ladder.
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How big exactly is the Millennium Falcon?

The Millennium Falcon is a pretty big ship. But what are its exact dimensions and mass?
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How did the Millennium Falcon lose its second rectangular dish?

The Millennium Falcon loses its dish (or "rectenna") many times throughout the films: In Solo, Lando's perpendicular dish gets scraped off during the Kessel run. In Return of the Jedi, the ...
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How does the Targeting work in the Millenium Falcon?

I've recently rewatched the old SW movies and at this scene started to wonder how the targeting works. I can't find any logical pattern how these would work / help the ...
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Did Han Solo teach Princess Leia how to fly the Millennium Falcon?

Being both a Princess of Alderaan and a Galactic Senator, Princess Leia was most likely always a passenger onboard a starship whenever she traveled to another planet. Yet, in the the movie Star Wars: ...
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Does the Millennium Falcon have computer round socket terminals which are Scomp link compatible?

It seems to be commonplace to find scomp computer socket terminals in space ships in the Star Wars universe — like the Razor Crest — as a way to permit access to computer system and communicate ...
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Would the Millennium Falcon have been carried along on the hyperspace jump if it stayed attached to the Star Destroyer?

In The Empire Strikes Back, the Millennium Falcon hides on the back of a Star Destroyer. It then escapes by hiding in a garbage dump before the Star Destroyer jumps to hyperspace. If the Millennium ...
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Why didn't the Imperial fleet detect the Millennium Falcon on the back of the star destroyer?

Han Solo fools the Imperial Navy by clamping onto the back of one of the star destroyers just when they thought the Millennium Falcon jumped to hyperspeed. Why didn't ...
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Technically speaking, was the Millennium Falcon ever used for piracy?

While reading some Cinefantastique magazines from late 70s that contained interviews of the production crew of Star Wars: A New Hope, I noticed that some of the interviewees like Jon Berg (special-...
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Why would Han Solo think the Millennium Falcon was famous?

From the movie, Star Wars: A New Hope: Obi-Wan: “If it’s a fast ship.” Han Solo: “Fast ship? You never heard of the Millennium Falcon?” Obi-wan: “Should I have?” Han Solo: “It’s the ship that made ...
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What was Han searching through when he found where Lando was?

In The Empire Strikes Back we have this exchange between Han and Leia HAN: Then we've got to find a safe port somewhere around here. Got any ideas? LEIA: No. Where are we? HAN: The Anoat ...
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How did Han Solo use the Maw Cluster to beat the Kessel Run? [closed]

We know that Solo made the Kessel Run in a shorter distance by skirting close to the Maw Cluster (with the help of his Class 0.5 modified hyperdrive and navicomputer), but how exactly does the physics ...
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What is the meaning of "flood the intake and sweep to the bi-lats"?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Han is piloting the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca. Han: Drop the landing gear. When I tell you, flood the intake and sweep to the bi-lats. A little ...
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Do Wookiees use human toilets?

Inspired by an article on Deadspin, relevant quote here: I assume there’s an entire EU novel series out there dedicated to Wookiees and their sanitary habits... If there is any place to find out, ...
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Why didn't the Rebel Alliance (or the Empire) build YT-1300 light freighters with the same specs as the Millennium Falcon for space combat?

The films clearly demonstrated the Millennium Falcon can take on multiple TIE fighters in a dog fight and emerge victorious. Plus the Falcon can survive direct hits from Imperial Star Destroyer guns, ...
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Why was the Millennium Falcon too small for a cloaking device?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the Millennium Falcon is reported as being too small for a cloaking device: TRACKING OFFICER: Captain Needa, the ship no longer appears on our scopes. ...
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Why are the Millennium Falcon and other civilian vessels allowed to have ship-mounted weapons?

First things first, let's just pretend the hyperspace ramming in the Last Jedi didn't happen, because hyperspace ramming means every FTL-capable vessel in the galaxy is a deadly weapon capable of ...
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What happened to the escape pods on the Millennium Falcon?

In ANH, an Imperial officer reports to Darth Vader regarding the recently captured Millennium Falcon: There's no one on board, sir. According to the log, the crew abandoned ship right after takeoff....
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What is the history of the front end modification to the Millennium Falcon?

A trailer for the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story shows at 1:28 the Millennium Falcon having quite the streamlined front end: When it is seen in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, it clearly has a ...
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Is hyperspace flight actually difficult?

This question and its answers all take as truth a statement by Han Solo, that hyperspace "ain't like dusting crops". Other scenes in A New Hope show that Solo is a bit of a blowhard, inventing ...
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Was the mistake in the Falcon's cockpit ever fixed?

In A New Hope, as this video points out, the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon has 4 windows on the very front (not counting the round center one) when seen from the exterior, but only 3 when seen from ...
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Why was Han so sure the Millennium Falcon wasn't being tracked?

In the original Star Wars, the Millennium Falcon escapes because Darth Vader convinces Grand Moff Tarkin to allow it. The ultimate strategy is to track the ship to the Rebel Base. TARKIN: You're sure ...
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How much does it cost to refuel the Millennium Falcon?

We know that the Millennium Falcon uses... "liquid metal" ...to power its systems but how much does it cost to fill up the fuel tanks and how often does that need to take place? This question ...
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What does the Millennium Falcon use for fuel?

What does the Millennium Falcon use for fuel (and how big is the fuel tank)?
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Was that a shooting star or a spaceship?

In the final scene from The Last Jedi, we see a boy, Temiri Blagg (aka "Broom Boy") look up into the starry night sky. He witnesses a streak of light occur high in the heavens, but I always thought ...
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What is the gold charm taken from the Millennium Falcon?

During the The Last Jedi Luke is shown boarding the Millennium Falcon and while he is in the cockpit he takes a golden charm (looks like dice tethered on a chain). I have never seen them before, but ...
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What is the Millennium Falcon's power source?

We know that the Millennium Falcon is so fast that it "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs" according to Han Solo. A fast ship needs a good power source, however, so what is the ...
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Why does the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon switch sides? [closed]

Why is it that in the very 1st Star Wars, when the Millennium Falcon takes off for the 1st time, the cockpit is on the right of the Falcon. When it's in the Death Star, the cockpit is on the left ...
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How long did it take the Millennium Falcon to do the Kessel run

So in these questions, Did the Millennium Falcon really make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs? Kessel Run in 12 parsecs: screenplay error, or part of the movie? And what is on Wookieepedia ...
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Who manned the turrets in the Falcon during the Battle of Endor? [duplicate]

In the final space battle in Return of the Jedi, we see that the Falcon is flown by Lando, with the Sullustian Nien Numb as co-pilot. However, we never see the turrets fire, nor do we see any mention ...
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How much faster is the Millennium Falcon compared to a YT-1300?

We know Solo made some "special modifications" to the Millennium Falcon, but how much faster does it go compared to an (original, "off the shelf") YT-1300?
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How do the occupants survive a ship coming out of hyperdrive?

According to this post the Millennium Falcon travels approximately 20,000 light years per hour. Even assuming that regular ships travel at a greatly reduced speed compared to the Millennium Falcon: ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader follow the Millennium Falcon?

During the ending of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, C3PO, and R2-D2 escaped, why didn't Darth Vader hunt down the Millennium Falcon? Didn't Darth Vader have ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

As far as I can tell, both universes have equally objective ideas of speed. Do we know how fast the two ships, Millennium Falcon and USS Enterprise-D, can go? Which is faster?
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Why would C-3PO consider the Millennium Falcon to be old?

In both Legends AND the new Disney canon, the original components of C-3PO (his droid brain, frame, etc.) were nearly 100 years old by the time Anakin Skywalker found him prior to Episode I. The ...
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Who named the Millennium Falcon? [duplicate]

At what point along its journey did a particular YT-1300 freighter become known as the Millenium Falcon? Was it named by Han or Lando, or someone else? Wookieepedia offers no help other than "at ...
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Is the Millennium Falcon seen in Attack of the Clones?

After reading this question: Did a YT-1300 freighter make an appearance in The Phantom Menace?, it appears that the Millennium Falcon was shown in Revenge of the Sith. However, we can also see that ...
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Did a YT-1300 freighter make an appearance in The Phantom Menace?

In Attack of the Clones in the spaceport on Naboo we see a familiar looking ship landed in the spaceport. and in Revenge of the Sith we see coming in another familiar looking ship: While they both ...
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Do the animals shown as pieces in the holographic game with Chewbacca and R2D2 on the Millenium Falcon show up in other Star Wars media?

The Dejarik holographic game between Chewbacca and R2-D2 shows several different animals. Do any of those creatures show up in later films, TV series, novels, or video games? Here is an image of the ...
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Did Rey's flight of the Millennium Falcon conflict with known Super Star Destroyer schematics?

During the escape from Jakku, Rey flies the Millennium Falcon through a rear booster of a crashed Super Star Destroyer. She flies inside that ship a fair distance with plenty of clearance. I know ...
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Did the Millennium Falcon in The Force Awakens have an anti-theft device?

So Rey and Finn are being attacked by the First Order storm troopers and they are running away. They first go for a spaceship that gets blown up, then they head for the Millennium Falcon and proceed ...
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The light from the engines on the Millennium Falcon changes colour. Why?

My five-year-old son noticed something in The Empire Strikes Back: When the Millennium Falcon takes off from Bespin (Cloud City) the light from the engines is red. In all other images it appears blue. ...
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How does Han control the Millennium Falcon?

Sometimes the Millennium Falcon performs complex maneuvers but at the same time no one on board seems to do much with the controls. The maneuvers look too complex to be the work of an autopilot. The ...
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Star Wars: Flying a spaceship, or, when is a movie scene NOT canon? [duplicate]

EDIT: Subsequent to a fascinating discussion with @Wad Cheber and @Mazura, I would have actually deleted the question, not because it's a dupe but because it moves into "unsolveable" issues regarding ...
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Why didn't the TIE fighters attempt to shoot the Millennium Falcon on Jakku?

I've searched on Google and this site, but haven't found an answer. When Rey and Finn were running towards the first ship, the TIE fighters blew it up before they got to it. Rey exclaims the "The ...
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How does Finn sit in the gunner seat with gravity affecting him [duplicate]

I'm thinking that if Finn is sitting in the Millenium Falcon and then runs to the lower turret, then as he sits in the chair for the lower turret, he is literally facing down. This means gravity from ...
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Millennium Falcon escapes Vader's TIE by jettisoning water

I'm looking for a Star Wars comic book, which I read as a kid maybe in the mid-80's. I only remember the climax, which was Millennium Falcon being chased by Vader in a TIE fighter. The heroes were ...
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What is the purpose of the Millennium Falcon's "mandibles"?

This answer points out this page from Millennium Falcon Haynes Manual which refers to the two projections on the bows of all YT-1300 Correlian Freighters as mandibles. What is their purpose or ...
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Was the Millennium Falcon a one-off or was it mass produced?

Do the books ever specify whether or not another ship of this make exists? Or is it truly unique? Maybe a long time ago in a galaxy far far away manufacturers made single one-off units, but here that'...
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