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Millennium Flacon vs Slave 1

The Millennium Falcon is the easily the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe, but it’s not unrivaled. The Slave 1 has been used by two of the most notorious bounty hunters in the galaxy and has withstood everything anyone threw at it — outliving both its owners. In this post I will not only compare these two ships’ capabilities in battle, but also which is the better all around hunk of junk for a smuggler, bounty hunter, or any other shape or form of criminal.

In terms of sheer firepower Boba’s flagship can vaporize the Falcon instantly. The Falcon was originally a Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300fp light freighter, with an armament that consists of a powerful Corellian-built quad laser cannon on top, a concealed anti-personnel repeating blaster cannon near the ramp, and two illegal above-military-grade Arakyd ST2 concussion missile launchers. The Slave 1 is a highly modified Kuat Systems Engineering Firespray-class patrol and attack craft, armed with three twin rotating laser cannons, concussion missile launchers, way too expensive proton torpedo tubes, an ion cannon, a tractor beam projector, and seismic charges that can blow an asteroid to pieces. Both have strong enough shield generators to withstand heavy fire, but the Falcon is still no match.

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The layouts of the two ships are entirely different and suited for very different tasks. The Flacon is optimized for storage space, ideal for a smuggler transporting illegal cargo. Lando Calrissian installed hidden compartments under the deck, and a previous owner added a cargo jettison feature for tight situations when it’s better to ditch the cargo than answer questions — both features made its black market value skyrocket. The Slave 1 has two separate sets of artificial gravity generators that reorient for flight and landing, meaning walls, floors, and ceilings are relative. Instead of a large cargo hold, it has 5 detention cells, a Force-cage to hold Jedi or other Force-users, and stealth mode. It has very little storage and no cargo hold, and even the crew quarters are cramped.

Speed and power are two more factor to consider, and the ship that made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs easily outruns the Mandalorians’ ship. The Falcon’s Class 0.5 hyperdrive is fully twice as fast as that of Imperial warships, while its sublights are heavily modified Girodyne SRB42s that can power it up to 1,050 km/h in-atmosphere. The Slave 1’s three F-31 drive engines can only reach 1,000 km/h in-atmosphere and has a Class 0.7 hyperdrive, making it significantly slower than the Flacon in hyperspace.

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A previous owner of the Falcon installed a main computer made of three salvaged droid brains: an R3 astromech, a V-5 transport droid, and a corporate espionage slicer droid. While they work together in emergencies, the ship is known to have arguments with itself. The exact computer the Slave 1 possesses is unknown, but it probably isn’t schizophrenic.

Overall, one ship isn’t better than the other. The Slave 1 is loaded solid with a wide range of weapons, deadly and nonlethal, and is optimized on the inside secure prisoner detention. It is an unstoppable vessel that can bring capitol ships to their knees and annihilate entire bases in a matter of minutes. The Millennium Falcon is sturdy, hard freighter full of surprises that can destroy fleets of TIEs with a few shots, but its real prowess is its unmatched speed and agility.

So if you prefer runs with little few incidents for impatient crime lords and colossal worms, the Falcon is is the perfect choice, but if you are willing to sacrifice cargo space and comfort for the adrenaline of clashing with squadrons and bringing warships down with a few shots, the Slave 1 should be your flagship.

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Starfighters

These are the most famous starfighters from Star Wars movies 1-6, with brief descriptions of them.

X-Wing Starfighter

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X-Wings may be the most obvious starfighter in all of Star Wars, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t the best. A laser cannon on each wing, a proton torpedo launcher, hyperdrive, life support, and an astromech socket, it is the true classic. If we could step into one starfighter’s cockpit, it would be this one.

Y-Wing Starfighter

Perfect for everything from bombing runs to scouting missions, Y-wings are the workhorses of the rebel fleet. Earlier models were fully armored, however some of the armor plating was removed for enhanced maneuverability.

TIE Fighter

The chilling whine. The menacing design. Twin Ion Engine Fighters are the main force of the Imperial Navy in episodes 4-6, and they earn their keep double.

TIE Advanced X1

The Chosen ride of Darth Vader, the TIE X1 is a heavily armored version of the TIE reserved for the Imperial Elite.

Millenium Falcon

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Han Solo’s smuggling starship is a scoundrel’s paradise. With two quad-laser cannons, smuggling compartments, an array of concussion missles, it is truly the fastest hunk of junk in the Galaxy.

Slave 1

Boba Fett’s flagship has everything a bounty hunter could need: two twin-laser canons, two proton torpedo launchers, ion canons, seismic charges, heat seekera, and an amazing hyperdrive. Much like it’s pilot, it never runs out of surprises.

A-Wing Starfighter

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The fastest fighter in the rebel fleet. Take a lesson from Yoda: judge it by it’s size do not.

B-Wing Starfighter

3 words: gyroscopic rotating cockpit.

Naboo N1 starfighter

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An elegant starfighter for a more civilized age, used exclusively by the Naboo Royal Fleet.

Jedi Starfighter

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The Delta 7-b Aethersprite-class Light Interceptor has seen it all; no wonder the galaxy’s protecters make it their fighter of choice.

V-Wing Starfighter

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The Alpha-3 Nimbus-class Interceptor was used by both the Republic and the Empire.

Vulture Droid

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It walks. It talks. It’s the creepiest Seperatist starfigher ever.

ARC-170 Starfighter

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It takes 3 clone troopers and an astromech to operate, and the result is amazing.