The Death Star: Haynes Owner’s Technical ManualNovember 7th, 2013
The Death Star may be the most complex and powerful vehicle in the Star Wars universe and no one should take regular maintenance of the Death Star lightly. If you are a DIYer and like to do your own vehicle maintenance, this hardcover Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual: Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station is a must have.
This Haynes Manual traces the origins of the Death Star, from concept to a top-secret project that begins before the foundation of the Empire, which draws design inspiration from the Trade Federation’s spherical warships. In this manual, the Death Star’s onboard systems and controls are explained in detail, and are illustrated with an astonishing range of computer-generated artwork, floor plans, cutaways, and exploded diagrams, all newly created by artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas—the same creative team behind the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. Text is by their Falcon colleague Ryder Windham, author of more than fiftyStar Wars books.
Covering history, development and prototyping, superstructure, energy and propulsion, weapons and defensive systems, hangar bays, security, service and technical sectors, crew facilities, and with information about the Death Star II and its planetary shield generator, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Death Star available.
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