Monday, August 20, 2018

Building The Millennium Falcon: Radar and The Cannon

I have been deep in research, plumbing the depths of the historical archives for photos from the Corellian Ship Yards - why?  Cause I'm a nerd that's why.

Historical photos of the Millennium Falcon, original designation YT-1300 492727ZED has been unearthed from the Corellian Ship Yard archives.  This series covers all of them.

Digging deep under piles of paper - what?  Paper in space? Yes.  Paper - under the pizza boxes, and receipts for Blockbuster rentals of the original trilogy, I found these images.

The first is installing of the main cannon.  Don't get cocky.
 The second is programming and aligning the radar dish on top of the falcon.
At first I wasn't sure why the radar dish would need to be aligned, as that is clearly a self-aligning model.  However digging under some old magazines revealed hand written instructions for getting free HBO.  Mystery solved.

Thats all I have this time.  I'm still digging thru the archives, so stay tuned for more historical photos of this legendary freighter.