Star Wars Case studies

 

Stormtroopers

The universal soldier: a man who may have to fight anywhere must be able to function in any environment.

Star Wars Episode II: Incredible Cross-sections

How were the numbers derived?


Continued in:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Star Destroyers

Why does the Empire always use those wedge designs?

Shields

In a galaxy full of technology, variations abound.


Continued in:

Part 2, The Permeability Vulnerability

Part 3, Answering critiques regarding permeability

Ion Cannons

How do we recognize them, and what do they do?

FTL Tracking

Can they detect ships on approach?

Jedi Crash

Can ships in Star Wars survive the corona of a star?

Blasters to Turbolasers

Does collateral damage scale from one weapon to the next? Can we predict collateral damage?

Hyperspace Navigation

Are ships blind and helpless during transit, or in unfamiliar territory?


Continued in:

Part 2, Scanning Ahead

Expanded Universe

If we use only irrefutable evidence, the conclusions drawn will be difficult to refute.

Blaster Power Settings

Do they have them?

Body Armor

How protective is it?