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Your Millenium Falcon need tweaking?

Guide to the rescue

By Chris Muldrow

The Free Lance-Star

IT SEEMS that every time I’m running from Imperial Star Destroyers, my starship’s hyperdrive stops working and I’m forced to hide out in a hollowed-out asteroid.

Lucky for me that Haynes, which made a name for itself producing repair manuals for cars and trucks, has released “The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual.”

The well-illustrated manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Christ Trevas gives a deep dive into the modified YT–1300 Corellian Freighter that Han Solo and Chewbacca piloted through three episodes of the “Stars Wars” epics.

To be honest, you’re still going to need a Wookiee to get your YT-class freighter running when it breaks down. This Haynes Manual is focused more on the fictional history of the Corellian ships—there aren’t any step-by-step instructions on how to disassemble the turrets after rough battle. But the book has great floor plans, pictures of other variants of the ship and sections giving a broad overview of what makes the Millennium Falcon tick.

Chris Muldrow  is chief digital officer of The Free Lance–Star Publishing Co.

THE  MILLENIUM FALCON OWNER’S  WORKSHOP  MANUAL

(Random House, $28, 128 pp.)

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