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What is the identity of this Rebel starship?

There is this fat-looking starship with wing-like protrusions: What is it? It reminds me of Separatist Muunilinst-class frigates but those are similar in size to Venator-class Star Destroyers, ...
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Do spacecraft in Star Wars produce jet blasts when taking off?

I'm talking about this kind of effect: I don't remember this happening in any movies, but can't easily find scenes online where spacecraft are taking off. In A New ...
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What's the origin of the name of the Tantive IV?

Tantive IV is the ship used by Leia in Rogue One and A New Hope. Tantive has the feel of the end of an English adjective. (I think of substantive.) This wouldn't be dissimilar to the names of ...
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Why did SW-0608 change its wing configuration while passing through the Shield Gate?

In Rogue One, the infiltration squad of the same name used the stolen Zeta-class cargo shuttle, identified as SW-0608, to land on the planet Scarif. While they approached the Shield Gate station, the ...
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Is a Hammerhead Corvette the only ship type capable of safely ramming other ships?

In Rogue One, Admiral Raddus called in a Hammerhead Corvette to ram an Imperial Star Destroyer and crash it into a second ISD, leading the two to subsequently come crashing down onto the space station ...