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Lit Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles - DK Book by Landry Q. Walker

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AdmiralNick22 , Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    Can you either confirm or deny that this will include a manufacturer and a designation other than "hammerhead corvette"??
     
  2. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Manufacturer and class name are provided. Unfortunately, there appears to be a pretty obvious typo on the length, but otherwise it is a great entry.

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  3. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    In the case of vehicles that existed during Legends, are there any changes from what we knew before?
    Did they use kilometers instead of meters? Sigh, we're never going to see the end of the maximalist size debates now! ;-)
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No, it's a case of simply putting a size that is over double (or more... I'll check tonight) what we see on screen in a movie with CGI models. It's an honest mistake, I don't fault them. It's hard to copy edit books, stuff can slip through the cracks. I actually need to email DK, that way they can hopefully fix on future printing! :)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  5. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    Too bad a Hammerhead was shown in scale with an ISD in Rogue One, then. :p
     
  6. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Let's just say I think the Hammerhead's length was confused with the old Legends Hammerhead cruiser. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  7. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    Didn't they used a TOR Hammerhead in The Rebel Files? Not that I'm complaining, but...
     
  8. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Oops. That's a pretty big size gap. I guess that means we can assume the TOR era Hammerhead Cruiser is the same length as it was in legends
     
  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The image of the Hammerhead is a gorgeous shot of the VFX model from RO. While the size is clearly wrong, the image, coupled with the new class name, make it a really cool entry.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  10. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    That was an ISD? I thought it was a SSD?

    I mean look how big the Hammerhead is now! It has to be.

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  11. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    One other hint- two classic Mon Cala cruiser names are re-canonized. Both serving at Endor. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
  12. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Defiance, Independence, Maria, Reef Home?
    Ardent, Silent Water, Wavesong?
     
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  13. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Two of those. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  14. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Nice to see the ship cataloging thread will be getting some love soon.

    These cryptic hints are easily the best marketing for this book.
     
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  15. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Note, top level were confirmed ones at Endor. Bottom three - on my list of ships I hope are present (Ardent is the wingless Liberty).
     
  16. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Confirmed in the old EU, not in current canon. However, two of them are being recanonized AND confirmed to have been at Endor. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  17. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    This book got any ships that have never actually been named before?
     
  18. Sarchet

    Sarchet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Is there an entry on the Dreadnaught?
     
  19. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I would have a few questions, but I'm not sure if you could answer them:
    1) Do droid starfighters/tanks/walkers get entries?
    2) Do we finally get a clear answer about the AT-DP's role? The "defending imperial installations" that's been used by pretty much all the sources is pretty vague, especially since in the show they are mostly deployed as attack vehicles.
     
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  20. Star_Desperado

    Star_Desperado Jedi Knight star 3

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    Nick are you able to answer which vehicles specifically are not in the book or is even that too much information for an NDA?
     
  21. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No, there is not.

    Yes, most droid fighters are listed. Ditto tanks and walkers. The AT-DP is given an entry, I honestly don't recall much about it, I was more focused on the capital ships.

    Well, a few are missing for sure. For example, the Profundity and Home One get entries and class information, but there is nothing on the Liberty. The three smaller Resistance capital ships from TLJ aren't in the book, but the Raddus is. There is 1-2 missing Separatist ships too.

    The book isn't perfect and isn't 100% comprehensive, but I like the thought that went into it and the effort to tie things into canon. I'll share two quick examples of this, since I've mostly been teasing the book:
    • In the Home One entry, the Defiance and Independence are recanonized as having been at Endor.
    • The Emperor's SSD Eclipse, first mentioned in Aftermath, is confirmed to be an Executor-class.
    These are the sorts of things I love! I'll take these all day and gladly overlook minor typos on lengths, number of weapon emplacements, etc. It's the lore that makes me happy. [face_peace]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  22. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    Presumably they're MC80As like Home One. That would make the four MC80As that are confirmed as appearing on screen, Home One, Nautillan, Defiance, and Independence (I think we know it's at least that many because two were visible from the bridge of Home One after the destruction of the Nautillan?)
     
  23. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Rebel Files confirmed the Eclipse as an Executor, IIRC
     
  24. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    One other cool tidbit- more ships escape Scarif that we see jump on screen. We learn that the Dornean gunship that almost collided with the Devastator does escape the battle.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  25. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Sent a tweet to Pablo Hidalgo asking if the other ships around the Profundity managed to get away while the flagship was being pounded and the escort frigate was destroyed, yet to hear a response.