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Doesn't the HWK-290 seem a little small

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In any case, it was originally supposed to be about ~20 meters long. It got shrunk slightly in Jedi Knight, but contrary to what Mazz0 said, its size remains very consistent in the game, with the cockpit matching almost perfectly to what the size of the ship is supposed to be from shot to shot. There are three instances where you can determine the scale of the ship in JK from its proximity to Jan and Kyle, and they all imply a ship which is about 16 meters long or so.

Alright this does not explain the size confusion at all. The cutaway says the HWK-290 is a heavy fighter and only has room for two people while even the back of the box the mini comes in says that it is a light freighter. So how can a heavy fighter be more able to hide in plain sight than a light freighter.

 

So, I’m confused. On that cutaway image, it says “HWK-270”, but all the other posts in this thread talk about the HWK-290. What am I missing here? Seems to me like there could be two different ships with very similar designs, but maybe one is larger than the other?

 

 

It was a typo on my part.... I could have sworn at the time it was "270". But it never was. It's always been the HWK-290, and I just didn't do the research. But it could be like the Klingon Bird of Prey: http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/bop-size.htm Gosh, that's a problem as mind-numbing as fitting the Millennium Falcon's deckplan into its hull...

 

Also, I still can't believe after all this time people still think this an official piece of art... if I ever apply at Disney or Dorling Kindersley or something, I'll be sure to put this one first in my resume.

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The model is the moldy crow, not a standard HWK. Much like how the yt-1300 and the firespray-31 are models of the Millennium Falcon and Slave I, respectively.

True, but you can reasonably expect the stock ship to have a similar appearance and, more relevantly, size. The Falcon looks like this:

millenium-falcon-top2.jpg

 

And a stock YT-1300 looks like this:

OsSt2.jpg

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The model is the moldy crow, not a standard HWK. Much like how the yt-1300 and the firespray-31 are models of the Millennium Falcon and Slave I, respectively.

True, but you can reasonably expect the stock ship to have a similar appearance and, more relevantly, size. The Falcon looks like this:

millenium-falcon-top2.jpg

 

And a stock YT-1300 looks like this:

OsSt2.jpg

 

I see why is does, ('cause this comes from a computer game) but do we really think that a "stock" freighter comes with a gun?

 

I remember reading in the very first Star Wars Role playing game a little side bar called "there is no such thing as stock YT-1300" since every one who ever had one like to modify them.

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I see why is does, ('cause this comes from a computer game) but do we really think that a "stock" freighter comes with a gun?

 

The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place, full of scum and villainy. You'd be crazy to market a freighter that didn't include at least some kind of popgun.

 

Throw in the dangers of space junk and stray asteroids and you need something even just for basic point-defense work during routine flight.

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In Dark Forces 1, there's at least one level where you can run around (and jump on? I can't remember exactly) the Moldy Crow. The thing's nose comes up to just over head height.

 

I always loved the design, but the cockpit just makes no sense. How do you see out of the thing when you fly?

Well in space you can see farther with sensors than eyesight, plus due to the speed of light if your traveling fast enough you could hit something before you see it.

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