Don't think it's worth £30.00!
Hmm, zooming more into the film still above, it looks like the canopy remains open, you can clearly see the pilot in there. A look at the recent behind the scenes sizzle reel has a shot of Poe sat in the cockpit with what appear to be roll bars to the rear.Looks like a neat and fun toy. My only issue with it is the awkward look, I would have preferred the cockpit be in the center. But that's probably my own OCD issues.
I'm guessing the cockpit rotates since its set up like this. And yes, the canopy does "appear" to slide in.
If I can get this for $20 or under, I'll buy it. Then I'll remodel it to my own liking.
Does it look like the canopy slides back into the body, or am I imagining it?
Forget dust, think of the safety hazard. But then again there's no OSHA compliance in Star Wars as evidenced by the bottomless chasms.Seems odd not to have a closing canopy, that world looks really dusty. And i don't see him with any kind of goggles/visor to prevent objects from entering the eyes, how could a pilot operate w/o eye protection? They gave TFA Pilots a visor and those were closed cockpits...
Total speculation but I think whatever's hitting the surface probably isn't designed to do that normally. It looks like an ad hoc tactic two whip up dust as a smokescreen. Just a guess on my part.I just don't understand the drag part of the ship (I studied aeronautics). It just serves the wear out the part hitting the ground and taxing the power on the engine. Plus, it doesn't look like something that gets hardly any altitude like the snowspeeders. Well, until I see the movie or read it in the Visual/Cross-Section books, it might have a sensible explanation.
I just hope there is a sensible reason to use them if there was a target that couldn't be destroyed via orbital bombardment or airstrike. The AT-AT's were needed because they needed to traverse the terrain from beyond the energy field to reach their target. Turbotanks (even if still on their ****nal) wouldn't be effective over terrain up to certain grades so walkers were the more practical choice at the time.I hope this isn't going to be a remake of the empire strikes back!