Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Lambda Class miniatures comparison   1 comment

One of the most iconic ships in the Star Universe for has always been the Lambda Shuttle.  I had to have one for the new FFG X Wing Miniatures game.  Luckily I had a perfect fit in my Star Wars toy box sitting in the garage!

Star Wars Wiki:

Sienar Fleet Systems Lambda-class shuttle was based on a tri-wing design with a central stationary wing flanked by a pair of folding wings.[16] When in flight position, the wing configuration resembled an inverted Y. When landing, the lower wings folded upwards.

The Lambda was designed as both a cargo and troop transport and could carry 80 tons or more than 20 soldiers. It had a crew of six: a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, communications officer, gunner, and engineer. A shuttle could be piloted by a skeleton crew consisting of a single officer during emergencies. It was also equipped with a Class 1 hyperdrive since its mission profile involved traveling across the galaxy.

The cockpit was at the front of the craft, and the boarding ramp was behind and under it. Its main drive units were capable of reaching speeds of 850 kilometers in an hour inside atmospheres, or 50 MGLT.[16]

The Lambda was reasonably well-armed, with three double blaster cannons (one rear-mounted) and two double laser cannons.[16] The military version built by Cygnus Spaceworks was armed with ten laser cannons. It was also protected and a powerful deflector shield, which was powered by a pair of generators. A Lambda was covered by a heavily reinforced hull capable of deflecting laser fire. The shuttle class was so well armed that it was able to travel across the galaxy without an escort, thus making it suitable for covert operations.

Additionally, the shuttle was equipped with a state-of-the art communications grid.

(Left) Titanium Die Cast Imperial Shuttle.  I believe it was released in 2005, (Center) FFG Tie Fighter, (Right) FFG X Wing

Side angle shot

Here are the far right is the Star Wars Space Battles Imperial Shuttle.  I think it is a little too small compared to the titanium version.

(Left) FFG Tie Fighter, (Center) Titanium Die Cast X Wing, and (Right) SWSB Tie FIghter.  The FFG Tie FIghter is a well done model.

The Star Destoryer is a bit out of scale, but if you assume the model is far away you can use the linear visual effect where things further away appear smaller than they actually are.  These will be good for atmosphere 🙂




Posted October 3, 2012 by shermon15 in X-Wing Miniatures Game

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  1. Have you gotten any of the prequel Diecast ships to compare sizes with FFG Slave-1 or Falcon?

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