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Questions tagged [millennium-falcon]

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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Why does Millennium Falcon bank when turning in vacuum?

Airplanes during atmospheric flight bank (incline towards the side of the turn), because to turn to one side, you must change the lift force to have a horizontal component (illustration from the same ...
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How did the Millennium Falcon get from Hoth to Bespin without hyperdrive?

How did the Millennium Falcon get from Hoth to Bespin without their hyperdrive? Are these locations so close together? I would think not, because Hoth is in the Hoth Sysem and Bespin is in the Bespin ...
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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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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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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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Why is it called the Millennium Falcon?

I'm particularly interested in how the "Millennium" part pertains to the ship itself. It wouldn't hurt to explain the "Falcon" part either though.
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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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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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Where did the Millennium Falcon learn to communicate?

From the script: THREEPIO: Sir, I don't know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most peculiar dialect. I believe, sir, it says that the power coupling on the negative axis ...
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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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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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How long was the homing beacon aboard the Millennium Falcon?

In Star Wars - Episode 4: A New Hope, Darth Vader has a homing beacon hidden aboard the Millennium Falcon. It is thanks to this that the Imperials are able to locate the Rebel base on Yavin 4. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How did the Millennium Falcon appear in Blade Runner?

What is the story behind that the fact that the Millennium Falcon actually is in the set of Blade Runner? The producers must've known that the audience would recognize and debate it, and such a thing ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How long did it take the Millennium Falcon to get from Tatooine to the Death Star?

Despite the perception that Obi-Wan was Luke's mentor who taught him in the ways of the Force, it seems like they only had a minute of actual Jedi training. This was on the Millennium Falcon as it ...
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When was the Millennium Falcon's sensory dish replaced?

While watching the trailer again I noticed the sensory dish on the Millennium Falcon was replaced, I wonder if there is an answer from the expanded universe (books and alike) when it was replaced. ...
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How old is the Millennium Falcon?

From what I've heard Star Wars is still using tech from thousands of years prior, and while there are innovations, older craft can still compete with newer craft. So how old is the Millennium Falcon? ...
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The red cup(?) in the Millennium Falcon (Lego 7965)

Background: The Millennium Falcon kit was a Christmas gift to my son, and we have been working on it several hours a day since Christmas day. We have finished bags 1 through 5, and tomorrow we will ...
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How different is the Millennium Falcon in the official trailer vs. Episode VI?

What are the differences between Millennium Falcon as depicted in the latest trailer (October 2015) of Episode VII and that of Episode VI?
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Why didn't they use the extra cannons on the Millennium Falcon?

As was seen in Star Wars A New Hope the Millennium Falcon has dorsal and ventral laser cannons. During the Battle of Endor I can not recall ever seeing these weapons used, even though they probably ...
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How did the Millennium Falcon escape discovery?

Given that the Millennium Falcon was using sublight ion drives when careening at the bridge of the Avenger (Captain Needa's ship), why could they not track the ion drive emissions and see where it ...
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Is the name Millennium Falcon a reference to FALCON codes? [duplicate]

Has Lucas ever given any reason to think the name "Millennium Falcon" is an indirect reference to US military aviation FALCON codes? From here we see that FALCON 1000 means "Cool it, the Chaplain's ...