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The Millenium Falcon is a prominent space ship which appears in the Star Wars universe. Use this with the [star-wars] tag.

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Do Wookies 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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How many times has the Millennium Falcon lost her rectenna in perilous circumstances?

I know from Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) that the rectenna (rectifying antenna) of the Millennium Falcon were snapped off on two occasions: When ...
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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 ...
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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?

As far as I can tell, both universes have equally objective ideas of speed. Do we know how fast the two ships 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 R2D2 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 Millenium Falcon changes colour. Why?

My 5-year-old son noticed something in The Empire Strikes Back: When the Millenium Falcon takes off from Bespin (Cloud City) the light from the engines is red. In all other images it appears blue. Is ...
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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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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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Did the Millennium Falcon *really* make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?

From the new canonical novelization of Episode IV: A New Hope: Han scoffed. “Fast ship? You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon ?” Ben raised a white eyebrow. “Should I have?” “...
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In Disney canon, what is the origin of the name of the Millennium Falcon? [duplicate]

What is the origin of the Millennium Falcon's name, within Disney canon? Obviously the falcon is in reference to the bat-falcon (as per Why is it called the Millennium Falcon?) but what about the '...
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How does gravity work on Star Wars ships?

Inspired by the question How does the Death Star gravity work?, how does gravity work on the Millennium Falcon and other ships its size? The passengers are not strapped in and regularly move around ...
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If the Millennium Falcon is so easy to track, why was it used to go to Luke's super secret location?

The Millennium Falcon was so easy to track that Han Solo found it almost as soon as it left the planet Jakku. He later took Rey and Finn to Maz Kanata to find a ship for them to take to the ...
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Do we have any footage of the Millenium Falcon landing?

Do we have any footage of the Millenium Falcon landing, even better with what happens inside controls-wise? Im trying to make a fan fiction more accurate.
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How long was Han away from “home”?

This meant that these events either happened all within Rey's lifetime for her to witness (the greater part of thirty years since Endor), or she had at least heard the story from the last guy.
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Isn't the Millennium Falcon's cockpit placed extremely inconveniently?

I'm surprised there's no question about this. With the cockpit being located far to the right of the ship, there is a gigantic pile of metal blocking a lot of view for the pilot. The Falcon seems to ...
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Do falcons, the birds, exist in the Star Wars universe? [duplicate]

Inspired by this comic from XKCD: Is there anything to confirm whether or not falcons exist in the Star Wars Universe? If they don't then what is the in-universe reason for the name of the Millennium ...
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What is the intended crew complement of the Millennium Falcon?

The Millennium Falcon has changed hands several times. In the Star Wars film saga, we mainly see it being used by small crews for clandestine purposes: smuggling, rescuing princesses, and destroying ...
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Who owns the Millennium Falcon?

The Millennium Falcon has had several different owners throughout Star Wars history as well as being in the possession of several others via theft. Post The Force Awakens Who now owns the Falcon? Is ...
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Why was the Millennium Falcon missing its Deflector Dish in this scene?

I noticed that during the "Hanger Bay" scenes in A New Hope, the Millennium Falcon is missing its deflector dish. Out of universe, I recall hearing that this occurred because only half of the actual ...
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Why does everyone think that the Millennium Falcon is a piece of junk?

It’s a running joke in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), and carried over into Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), that the Millennium Falcon looks like a piece of junk: Luke, “What a piece of junk!” ...
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What was wrong with the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back?

For large parts of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the Millennium Falcon is in pretty poor condition. Han and Chewie are desperately trying to fix it on Hoth while the Empire is ...
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What's so significant (special) about the Millennium Falcon? [closed]

I'm interested in both cultural and technical canon. What made it stand out from other starships? Was there only one made? Why does it seem to instill awe in both enemy and foe?