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Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, Modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter: Owner's Workshop Manual
Ryder Windham, illustrated by Chris Reiff & Chris Trevas
Del Rey/Haynes Publishing, 125 pages

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, Modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter: Owner's Workshop Manual
Ryder Windham
Ryder Windham is the author of over fifty Star Wars books. He was also an editor of Star Wars comics for Dark Horse. He also edited and wrote scripts for Star Wars: Droids. He resides in Providence, RI.

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A review by David Maddox

Ever wonder were Han Solo got some of the ideas to modify his YT-1300 Corellian Freighter? Were they just spurts of imagination and creativity, or did he have a little help? All this information and more can be yours, too, with the Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual!

Haynes Publishing, renowned for creating durable and practical users guides for car, bike, tank, barbeque, and who-knows-how-many other items have teamed with Del Rey to release a detailed history and guidebook to modifying your YT-1300 Corellian Freighter.

The book is amazingly detailed, starting with a history of the YT-1000 and going all the way up to the YT-2400 (like Dash Rendar's Outrider), and giving the pros and cons of each model. Then it moves on to the YT-1300, and most notably the Millennium Falcon herself. There's a brief history of her famous captain, cutaways and detailed explanations of ship systems and locations, and equipment that comes standard on each vessel.

The book goes on to tell how the ships are designed to be modified to suit the owners needs. There are multiple examples of cockpit placement, hyperdrive locations, and additions that can be added at an additional expense.

While there are a few pictures from the films mixed in, the graphic designs, and structural layout of the illustrations are far more detailed than anything that has appeared in any official vehicle and starship guide so far. If you're a fan of the ship that made the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs, you will definitely want this one for your collection.

Copyright © 2012 David Maddox

David Maddox
Science fiction enthusiast David Maddox has been Star Trek characters, the Riddler in a Batman stunt show and holds a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. He has written several articles for various SF sites as well as the Star Wars Insider and the Star Trek Communicator. He spends his time working on screenplays and stories while acting on stage, screen and television. He can sometimes be seen giving tours at Universal Studios Hollywood and playing Norman Bates.

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