The Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff, and Chris Trevas is a Haynes manual that dives into the inner workings of the Empire’s most fearsome weapon. The book is available to purchase online at ThinkGeek.
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. In Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical 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. That means loads of pictures – yay! 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, the Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual is the most thorough technical guide to the Death Star available.
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