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An Endurance question. I have no idea about this topic. Can a X wing scamble and fly a 18 hours CAP ? And the more simple Tie ? If you can provide a Link to a fiable source, or if you know about a Jane's star wars book... Thanks in advance

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An Endurance question. I have no idea about this topic. Can a X wing scamble and fly a 18 hours CAP ? And the more simple Tie ? If you can provide a Link to a fiable source, or if you know about a Jane's star wars book... Thanks in advance

No Tie has ever lived long enough to discover the limits.

X wings have exactly as much range as their plot demands.

Everything else is just fan fiction.

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In Star Wars, spaceships have ionization and nuclear fusion power sources that generate enough power to keep the ship running for weeks (X-Wings, TIEs), years (capital ships), or decades (Katana fleet).

Unless the plot says the opposite during this week's episode. Then they run on liquid fuel that they keep in fuel tanks that can leak, and they need to refill often.

 

Really, there is no sci-fi background to Star Wars that is consistent at all. Realism is better left aside when talking about the saga. (What do starfighter pilots do with their biological needs when they are stuck on their ships for weeks, by the way?)

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In Star Wars, spaceships have ionization and nuclear fusion power sources that generate enough power to keep the ship running for weeks (X-Wings, TIEs), years (capital ships), or decades (Katana fleet).

Unless the plot says the opposite during this week's episode. Then they run on liquid fuel that they keep in fuel tanks that can leak, and they need to refill often.

 

Really, there is no sci-fi background to Star Wars that is consistent at all. Realism is better left aside when talking about the saga. (What do starfighter pilots do with their biological needs when they are stuck on their ships for weeks, by the way?)

The astromech mixes them a gin and tonic.  That's not fuel leaking out.  Well, it is, but it's for the pilot, not the ship.

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In Star Wars, spaceships have ionization and nuclear fusion power sources that generate enough power to keep the ship running for weeks (X-Wings, TIEs), years (capital ships), or decades (Katana fleet).

Unless the plot says the opposite during this week's episode. Then they run on liquid fuel that they keep in fuel tanks that can leak, and they need to refill often.

 

Really, there is no sci-fi background to Star Wars that is consistent at all. Realism is better left aside when talking about the saga. (What do starfighter pilots do with their biological needs when they are stuck on their ships for weeks, by the way?)

The astromech mixes them a gin and tonic.  That's not fuel leaking out.  Well, it is, but it's for the pilot, not the ship.

I thought everyone knew that the integrated astromech recycled the pilots urine?

True fact !

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Lol.  Even Su-somethings... 27?  su-33? had a toilet, and a kitchen.

The 34 had those. Didn't it have a rest bunk, too? I like the idea of being able to make tea while on a long range bombing run. I feel like Lancasters were limited by that.

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Wiki quotes X-Wings as carrying one week's worth of consumables (assuming no shrivelled goblin wizards steal them, that is).  Their main operational limitation in that regard will be being able to actually land/rest.

 

TIE Fighters?  2 days worth of consumables and a distress beacon (basically a limited survival kit in case of crash landings).

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In Black Fleet Crisis, the last surviving tie from from a system that was suprise attacked saved his flightcam data, pointed his tie at a "nearby" inhabited system, and set the cruze control basically. It was implied that even though he was almost out of air already, the fighter itself could totally make the trip over decades.

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In Black Fleet Crisis, the last surviving tie from from a system that was suprise attacked saved his flightcam data, pointed his tie at a "nearby" inhabited system, and set the cruze control basically. It was implied that even though he was almost out of air already, the fighter itself could totally make the trip over decades.

Well yes, but they could do that almost definitely - all it needs is enough tick-over power to make the computer wake up and perform course corrections every so often, momentum would do the rest.  The engines could be off most of the time.

 

Not that Star Wars usually remembers momentum and space being (mostly) frictionless.

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Wasn't ther a TIE fighter scrambling off planet to warn the Republic in the Black Fleet Crisis?

 

An Interceptor. In the Brian Wood Star Wars series, I think it was established that there exist advanced TIE Interceptor models with shields and hyperdrives:

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kell_Bircher

 

That could explain why Plat Mallar thinks he can get to the Republic.

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