ANH: Y-Wing Fighters are being unplugged from their ground system in the Rebel hangar at Massassi. For the figure at the left, McQuarrie used a World War II photo of a Navy pilot running across the flight deck with clipboard in hand, changing the uniform but capturing the gesture. The pilots have helmets which are capable of life-support, working automatically whenever a malfunction in their aircraft occurred. Fighters are designs by Colin Cantwell, revised by Joe Johnston.
Way back in 1975 George Lucas commissioned the concept designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie to illustrate the characters and scenes for an upcoming sci-fi movie he was working on. That movie of course turned out to be the original Star Wars.
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