- "That's not the Falcon."
"It's a fake. These guys actually dug up a working YT-1300 somewhere."
- ―Leia Organa Solo, Wedge Antilles and Han Solo
In their continuing efforts to kidnap her, the Empire, under Grand Admiral Thrawn, had managed to find another working YT-1300, using it in an attempt to trick the Solos into coming aboard and into the hands of their would-be captors.
The deception was realized when Organa Solo noticed that the Millennium Falcon was not using its underside swivel blaster and that she could not sense the presence of Chewbacca inside. In order to drive off the kidnappers, Han Solo used his wife's lightsaber to disable the ship by cutting the coolant lines to its main reactor. This simultaneously sent up a highly visible column of gas as a distress signal and disabled the Noghri assassins on board as they breathed in the korfaise gas that was released.
- Heir to the Empire (First appearance)
- Dark Force Rising (Mentioned only)
- The Last Command (Mentioned only)