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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

The Millennium Falcon is (approximately) 58,000 times faster than the USS Enterprise-D. The (Galaxy Class) Enterprise-D's top speed is stated to be Warp 9.8. DATA: Projection, sir. We may be able to ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

They travel at the same speed — 1.0 SOP — which is not comparable All star ships in all science fiction are always traveling at The Speed Of Plot. This may sound snarky but the comment is serious; ...
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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?

There are numerous examples of this very thing happening in real life. For example: modified cars. There is a guy in UK who has modified his Vauxhall Victor into a 3000HP beast that does 1-100km/h ...
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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 comments note the the effect of plot armor for heroes. Star Wars is many things, not least a fairy tale. Damsel in distress, young hero becomes a knight, and so on. Let's ignore this aspect ...
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Why was the Millennium Falcon too small for a cloaking device?

If I recall correctly, almost all of Darth Maul's ship was dedicated to the cloaking device, leaving a very small habitable space. (This was in the DK Star Wars Episode I: The Visual Dictionary, which ...
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Why didn't the Imperial fleet detect the Millennium Falcon on the back of the star destroyer?

There appears to be six elements to Han's plan that prevent the detection of the Falcon by the fleet. The ship is shut down and not emitting any electromagnetic radiation that might give them away. ...
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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 episode 2, Obiwan throws a tracking device onto Slave 1 (as shown in this clip on youtube), enabling him to follow it to another system. So we have a Canon example of something that is small ...
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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 Falcon is powerful because it is unique. A real world example is in World War 2 the British Royal Navy still flew obsolete swordfish bombers. These were very slow and still had fabric wings. They ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader follow the Millennium Falcon?

The ship went into hyperspace. With the tracking beacon deactivated, Vader and Piett simply had no means of following them. “We did it!” Lando yelled triumphantly. The Millennium Falcon had shot ...
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Why was the Millennium Falcon too small for a cloaking device?

The Millennium Falcon is not too small for a cloaking device, in theory. It is too small for one in practice. Other sources, to varying degrees of canon, indicate that there are smaller ships with ...
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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 Legends, it is clear that any object fixed to the side of a ship that jumps to hyperspace is carried along with it (potentially without that ship's knowledge). For instance, there are several ...
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How does Han control the Millennium Falcon?

So I guess he steers in the old fashioned way and all the button pressing would be him getting the right read outs on the screens to he know were he is and whats around him... Here's another view, ...
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What does the Millennium Falcon use for fuel?

Sublight Engines According to the (canon) Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections, the Falcon uses liquid metal fuel to power its sublight engines. There's no indication which metal. You can ...
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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?

Yes, kinda. From a certain point of view. Kintan strider: In Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it appeared as pieces of animal (Donderbus blaster ulna handle for Tasu Leech, as per Visual dictionary ...
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Isn't the Millennium Falcon's cockpit placed extremely inconveniently?

You're not wrong. As this rather nice wireframe shows, by looking out from the cockpit we can determine that the view from the left side of the ship is almost totally non-existent (blocked by the ...
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How big exactly is the Millennium Falcon?

Various sources about the dimension of the Millennium Falcon exist. They're not all in agreement, but most of the modern canon sources state that the ship's length is around 35-40m and that its height ...
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Where did the Millennium Falcon learn to communicate?

It is L3-37, Lando’s droid co-pilot.
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What is the gold charm taken from the Millennium Falcon?

These are "Han Solo's dice". It seem no offical name has been given to the charm, but they were ...Used to play the sabacc variant known as "Corellian Spike." During a game of Spike against Lando ...
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Why are the Millennium Falcon and other civilian vessels allowed to have ship-mounted weapons?

According to the Star Wars Official Fact File #51, transport ships and licensed freighters like the Millennium Falcon were permitted to carry a certain amount of low-energy weaponry, presumably for ...
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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?

Besides the plot armor and the things o.m. has mentioned I see a problem with the ship's crew. The Rebel Alliance is a small group of people. You will need at least a crew of four to use the Falcon's ...
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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?

C-3PO does precisely this in Star Wars Rebel Force #4, Firefight * Fire,” Leia ordered, hoping that C-3PO had absorbed her quick tutorial on operating the quad laser cannons. Laserfire launched ...
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What does the Millennium Falcon use for fuel?

TLDR: liquid metal fuel As suggested by @JohnP, from the Wookieepedia, YT-1300 light_freighter it is stated that the YT-1300 (the model of Millennium Falcon) use fuel cells powered by liquid metal ...
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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?

I would call into question the wisdom of using the Falcon as a combat ship at all. As a light freighter modified by a smuggler, its primary purpose is to transport illegal goods past security - ...
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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?

Probably not Of the various species listed there, only the Mantellian Savrips may have had an appearance in other media. It may have appeared in the official Marvel Star Wars comic series, in ...
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What happened to the escape pods on the Millennium Falcon?

Han jettisoned real escape pods. We see him doing so in the film's (canon) junior novelisation. “You might want to jettison escape pods,” Ben said as Chewie stood and started to usher them out of the ...
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What was Han searching through when he found where Lando was?

His ship's logs. “Funny,” Han said after thinking for a moment, “I have the feeling I’ve been in this area before. Let me check my logs.” “You keep logs?” Leia was more impressed by the minute. “...
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What is the history of the front end modification to the Millennium Falcon?

To add on the answer from Mwr247: Lando specifically mentions he placed an "escape pod between the mandibles" (i.e., the front of the spaceship) during the course of the "Solo" movie. During the ...
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Why didn't the Imperial fleet detect the Millennium Falcon on the back of the star destroyer?

Supplementary answer (to a comment by @Loren Pechtel, but relevant overall): Actually, both sonar and radar detect more than just the cross-section of the target — they detect the difference in range ...
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How does Han control the Millennium Falcon?

Han flew it just like any pilot would... Looking at this diagram from the Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual (canon level unknown, but probably not G-level) we see that the control labeled 6 ...
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Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise-D?

This is a difficult question because if it's not a Gorilla vs Shark question, I'll have to choose sides: Star Wars or Star Trek. Where Star Trek used to give me Think Beyond feelings with "Space: The ...
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