Things have a tendency to change over a 30 year period, so it stands to reason that even vehicles with which we are hugely familiar will have changed during that time, hence the justification for Star Wars The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections. So while we've seen cross-sections of the Millennium Falcon, X-wings and TIE Fighters in the past, with the advancements in technology, we get to see how the designs of these fan favourites have changed, along with new vehicles like Rey's Speeder, Resistance Transport and Quadjumper.
The introduction briefly covers various aspects of vehicle technology, comprising hyperdrives, gravity, sensors, energy weapons, power sources and shields, before moving onto the first of the featured vehicles. As with Star Wars The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, the book is essentially ordered chronologically, based on the vehicles' appearance in the movie, though it could be argued that the Finalizer should be first, and given its position in the book, Poe's X-wing should have been the blue & white version. As it is, the Stormtrooper Transport is the first vehicle, followed by Poe's black & orange X-wing then Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle, with the Finalizer coming after that, the giant Resurgent-class Star Destroyer being afforded a fold-out four page spread. Rey's Speeder is next, after which come the regular and Special Forces TIE Fighters. Han's Freighter and Snow Speeder round out the second-half of the book, along with the aforementioned Quadjumper, Millennium Falcon and Resistance Transport. Preceding the acknowledgements that close the book is a size comparison, showing how the vehicles stack-up against each other, from the Finalizer at nearly 3,000 meters in length, down to Rey's Speeder at less than 4 meters.
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