Ranges in this series Edit
At least through the first 5 books, the ranges at which starfighters fight are too close with the speeds too slow for real space combat. The ranges involved are no better than achieved by most real hand held weapons. The speeds, my estimates are based on the closure rates, are no faster than the car in your garage.
Quite commonly, we hear about them waiting until they are within 2 km of the target that is closing head on to launch torpedos. They would wait until they were within a few hundred meters to open fire with the lasers.
Even a 747 is going to cover that 2 km in seconds. Most orbital space craft would do so in milliseconds. In order to make the descriptions in the books work, you have to multiply the given distances by anywhere from 100 to 1000. You would rarely be able to target your weapons or detect the enemy with your eyes alone. You either need the Force or your sensors. Will (talk -- contribs) 01:17, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
- Real space combat? I hate to use the old cliche, but these books are works of fantasy. Something may not make sense or work in our world, but we just have to accept that it does in the fantasy world of Star Wars. Adamwankenobi 01:26, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
My comments were intended as advice to those that want to read this series. Not making that adjustment makes the story hard to believe me and probably others too. Will (talk -- contribs) 05:39, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
- I found moving things by gesturing your hand around in a comical manner hard to believe too, but... .... 06:43, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
In one of these novels, Mirax makes corran a sort of cake as a peace offering/gift. It's not listed in any of the appearances. Anyone know off-hand which novel that happens in? It's a bunch of Correllian goods. They share ale and what I think is called a "rysh cake" or something. —fodigg (talk) | 14:03, October 6, 2010 (UTC)