The Millenium Falcon
From outward appearances "a
piece of junk," this Corellian stock light freighter is one
of the fastest and best equipped crafts in the galaxy, when some
malfunction or other isn't giving its crew headaches. That crew
is daredevil pilot Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot and
engineer, Chewbacca. The Millennium Falcon may look old and
battered, but constant modifications turn it into a ship capable
of going up against the Empire's most fearsome weapons.
The Falcon had a number of owners before it fell into the hands of rogue gambler Lando Calrissian, who then lost it in a sabacc game to Solo. The dilapidated exterior of the ship helps Solo avoid at least some Imperials and Customs entanglements. Beneath the skin of the 27-meter long, Corellian Engineering YT-1300 transport is a hyperdrive nearly twice as fast as any Imperial warship.
The well-armored Falcon has a top-of-the-line sensor array to detect distant Imperial ships before they ever notice the Falcon. There are shielded smuggling compartments throughout the interior. In combat, the Falcon sports a military-grade Imperial deflector-shield system, two quad laser cannons and two concussion missile launchers, along with a retractable light laser cannon.
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