The website Bookdepository.com is hosting a giveaway for the forthcoming book, Haynes Millennium Falcon: Owner's Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham and artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas.
To enter the giveaway all you have to do is enter visit the Book Depository website and answer one simple question. The terms and conditions of their giveaway are available on the website.
The real cool thing is that they have a preview of the book in the form of 10 PDF pages excerpted from various portions of the book.
Haynes Millennium Falcon: Owner's Workshop Manual looks to be a much more adult look at the structure and functioning of everyone's favorite freighter then last years Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner's Guide which was written by the same author.
The book is broken down into nine sections:
1)The history of Corellian engineering & the YT-Series
YT -1000 62) The Millennium Falcon
YT -1300p Transport 8
YT -1300f Transport 10
YT -1300fp Transport 12
YT -1300 configurations 14
YT -1300 optional extras 18
YT -1200/1210/1250 transport 22
YT -1760 small transport 24
YT -1930 transport 25
YT -2000 transport 26
YT -2400 light freighter 27
Operational history 303) Piloting a YT-1300
Floor plan 38
Lando calrissian 40
Han solo and Chewbacca 42
Cockpit controls 484) YT-1300 Propulsion
Navigation / nav computer 52
Hyperspace travel 54
How to fly the falcon 56
Combat techniques 58
Special maneuvers 60
Evasive maneuvers 61
Hyperdrive 665) Weapons & Defensive Systems
Sublight drives 68
Repulsor lifts & landing jets 70
Fuel systems 72
Quad laser cannons 766) YT-1300 Engineering Systems
Retractable ‘ground buzzer’ 78
Concussion missiles 79
Shield generators 80
Armored hull 84
Engine room / aft cargo hold 887) YT-1300 Sensors
Technical station & circuitry bays 90
Hanx-Wargel computer 92
Power core & Power converter 94
Passive sensor / scan-mode transceiver 988) Crew Facilities
Main sensor rectenna 100
Topographic sensors 102
IFF Transponder 104
Crew quarters 1089) Size Comparison Chart
Emergency equipment 110
Docking rings & hatches 114
Boarding ramp 116
Escape pods 118
Amazon.com's description of the new book:
The Millennium Falcon is a legendary spaceship, made famous by its adventures under the command of smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, who made numerous special modifications to transform the beat-up Corellian light freighter into one of the fastest ships in the galaxy.
This Haynes Manual traces the model history of the Corellian Engineering Corporation’s YT series of spaceships and the development of the YT-1300 model line before focusing on the Millennium Falcon, itself a modified YT-1300. Onboard systems, controls, and their operation are described in detail and supported by a host of photographs, line art, floor plans, exploded diagrams, and stunning computer-generated artwork, all newly created by acknowledged Falcon experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author of more than fifty Star Wars books.
Covering operational history, piloting, propulsion, weapons, engineering systems, sensors, and crew facilities, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Millennium Falcon available.
This Haynes Manual is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.
Book Depository has a great 10 page PDF excerpt to give us a first look at the book.