A&E #12 : May the 4th. Be With You- A Look At Aviation and Aerospace in Star Wars

First off I would like to apologize for this being a day later than normal, yesterday I was moving out of my dorm for the summer. Today is May 4, also known as Star Wars Day. ‘May the 4th. be with you’ has been shared millions of times across social media today, so to go along with the theme we will be looking at some of the many ships and flying craft from Star Wars.

 

 

 

T-65 X-Wing

The X-Wing is a Starfighter used by the Rebellion. It carries a pilot and has an external port for an astromech droid. The X-Wing first appeared in A New Hope, released in 1977.

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/T-65_X-wing_starfighter

 

 

Munificent Class Star Frigate

The Munificent Class frigate is a large frigate used by the Seperatists. Ships such as these were seen primarily in The Clone Wars animated series.

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Munificent-class_star_frigate

 

 

Venator Class Star Destroyer

The Star Destroyer is a large capital ship whose design has been used by many groups in Star Wars. Many of these ships are often spotted around yet-to-be-blown-up Death Stars.

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Venator-class_Star_Destroyer

 

 

Executer Class Super Star Destroyer (Dreadnought)

While many ships in the genre are all called super star destroyers, the Executer Class is the most well known. The most famous of these ships was known as the Arc Hammer.

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Executor-class_Star_Dreadnought/Legends

 

 

Whether as small as a car or as big as a city, ships in Star Wars are all elegantly designed, and focus on being sleek and aerodynamic, even though ships in the vacuum of space don’t need to worry about too much about aerodynamics (perhaps they do when going through hyperspace, who knows?). Since its first movie’s release in 1977 Star Wars has been inspiring people about Aerospace Engineering, and will continue to do so for years to come.

All of the pictures used in today’s article are directly from my own Kerbal Space Program gameplay. If you would like to see more models from KSP whether from a mod or made by me please comment below.

Want to see more aviation related content? Head over to https://www.globalair.com/ and check out the beautiful aircraft for sale as well as other aviation related blogs. Fly safe and May the 4th. be with you!

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