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TFA Technology in Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by chris hayes, May 7, 2013.

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  1. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A spontaneous discussion of big guns in SWC reminded me of this thing: [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1500_Monster]Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster[/link] (and yes, it's official name is Monster.)

    The thing is an insanely supervillain-like design that the Germans planned to build during WW2. It's a 1500 tonne tank armed with what is basically the 1940s equivalent of a Death Star superlaser. A huge gun that fired 80cm shells.
    A supertank like that would fit right in the Imperial Army, you don't even need to redesign it. Hell, you don't even need to rename it, haha.

    PS, for reference - this is what an 80cm shell looks like.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. StoneRiver

    StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nice one, very SW indeed (bizarrely). I love the 4 x tracks in place of wheels.
     
  3. Scot Pagel

    Scot Pagel Jedi Youngling

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    I always loved the Y-wing bombers, A - wings and the tie bombers
     
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  4. Toonimator

    Toonimator Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...and the Random Bump of the Week award goes to....

    I'm looking forward to what other ships we'll see; updates on more OT fighters? New fighters (the rumored "E-wing" and "C-wing", I guess)? I'd love to see an evolution in the A-wing type of ship.
     
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  5. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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  6. Kyle Mccaskill

    Kyle Mccaskill Jedi Youngling

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  7. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    @Kyle Mccaskill
    as a courtesy to Making we don't post his entire articles on this forum.
     
  8. Grilled Hutt

    Grilled Hutt Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    i love me some imperial toys...thanks jason!
    loved seeing walkers in the ot films. cant wait to see them in the new ones, moving or lived in....either way i like it.
     
  9. CptSteam

    CptSteam Jedi Padawan star 1

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  10. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    According to the description that starship is only nine feet in length. Either it's actually a speeder (Rey's red speeder is about nine foot approximately) or the scale shoud be 1:48 instead of 1:18.
     
  11. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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  12. ThreeDeathstickProblem

    ThreeDeathstickProblem Force Ghost star 5

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  13. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Far more interesting than the background speeders is this info;

    I also saw many more designs for Rey’s “Wagon Speeder” (my term). There is a shot where Rey zooms across the sands in a speeder with a flatbed in the back. Finn is in the rear, hurt, and BB-8 is laying on its side, along for the ride. In each different piece the front of the speeder is slightly different and in some the fins on the back are changed. Some were just edited versions of the same drawings.

    I wonder whether this comes after Rey gets her ship back from the thieves or before? As for BB-8 laying on his side, that would indicate that it is deactivated at this point - perhaps getting damaged at the same time as Finn sustained his injuries?
     
  14. kip73

    kip73 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Interesting stuff, Crazy. Makes you wonder how exactly Finn got hurt.

    Easy answer is he got shot, but I just had an epiphany: maybe Kylo Ren makes an early appearance in the movie, attacks him, and cuts his leg. Rey's speeder roars in, she jumps out, and we find out that she's a Jedi when she ignites her saber and tears into Ren. It catches him off guard and she's able to do something to wind him briefly and she loads the injured Finn into her speeder and takes off. Ren recovers, and pursues her with a compliment of storm troopers. A frenetic chase ensues, and they cut her off, forcing her to race towards a cliff. I'm guessing the Millenium Falcon, Han, and Chewie make their grand entrance around this time heh

    I know, bad fan fic but hey just my thoughts :cool:
     
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  15. hartman89

    hartman89 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I wonder if there are equivalents to driver's licenses or such for spaceships in the GFFA. Have they ever been mentioned?
     
  16. Rookhelm

    Rookhelm Jedi Master star 4

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    only thing I can think of is where pilots have their ships registered so spacedocks can read their transponder or whatever.
     
  17. hartman89

    hartman89 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Thank you. I was wondering if there is any age requirements...
     
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