She may not look like much, kid, but she's got it where it counts.
A heavily modified Correlian YT-1300 freighter, the Millennium Falcon is one of the most iconic ships in film history. Capable of 1.5 times light speed and ideal for smuggling, the ship has changed hands many times during it's life, most notably from Lando Calrissian to Han Solo, who won it in a card game (Sabacc). Han, like many pirate captains, came to think of his ship as an important part of himself, often referring to it as "she" or "baby." He was visibly saddened when he felt he might never see the ship again prior to the assault on the second Death Star.
After Han Solo accepted a charter to the doomed planet of Alderaan, the Falcon wound up being tractor beamed into the first Death Star, escaping and later taking part in it's destruction. It's journey with the Rebel Alliance left it somewhat the worse for wear in the coming months, leading to a serious need of repairs. Unfortunately, Han and Chewbacca attempted these while on the ice planet, Hoth, and were unsuccessful in completely repairing the ship prior to the invasion of the Empire. The result was a harrowing escape through asteroids and most of the Imperial Fleet, culminating in the ship landing at the Cloud City of Bespin. There, it's hyperdrive engines were finally repaired, only to be deactivated by Imperial agents. Fortunately, R2D2 managed to discover this and correct the problem later, saving the day yet again (see R2's character page for more details of his heroism).
During Han's time frozen in carbonite, Lando and Chewbacca used the ship to ascertain his whereabouts. Following Han's rescue, the ship came under his possession once again, though he did loan it to Lando to use during the assault on the second Death Star. Lando managed to return the ship in one piece, though without it's satellite dish. It is generally assumed that General Han Solo later replaced it... generally (if only so he could pirate more satellite TV, though this is entirely speculative).
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|2005||Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith|
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|1983||Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi|
|1980||Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back|