This article is almost completely lifted from the Guide to Vehicles and Vessels.
I can't help but notice that the Galaxy-15 ion engine, if it is the main engine of a Nebulon-B, has a diameter of 11,5 meters (judging by the schematics). How on earth was IG-88 able to shrink it to the 2-meter thing we see on IG-2000's schematics? Gorthuar 11:51, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
- He's a technological genius.Darth Oompa Loompa 21:05, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
- (I think). Darth Oompa Loompa 16:44, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
- I believe we have a mix-up at Del Rey books. I strongly suspect the decriptions of the IG-2000's interior were described based on another ship, perhaps the Punishing One. See below for more details. -- Frank V Bonura - The Bane of Revisionism 15:29, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
How Many? Edit
I'm kind of confused here...This article flips back and forth a few times, sometimes describing the ship like it's one of a kind, then mentioning that other IG-88s had identical ones. There's 4 IG-88s, so are there 4 IG-2000s? As far as I can see, this article only accounts for three.188.8.131.52 01:39, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
- The problem is not the article but the source material. I plan to write a "behind the Scenes" section when I have all my data compiled and maybe after I have a long talk with Bill Smith. The problem is, the ship is described by Bill Smith as a "Modified Trilon, Inc. Aggressor Assault Fighter" in "The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels" is not the ship we see described in "Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88" they say the fighters were custom built by on Mechis III by IG-88B who designed and built them in 2 days. Mechis III built droids not starships and there was no mention of any company called Trilon Inc. The ships are called "Needle Ships" in the novel and that even suggests the artwork does not agree. Again this points to my suspicion the write up for the IG-2000 in The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels was for another ship. -- Frank V Bonura - The Bane of Revisionism 15:42, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
Ship of MANY Contradictions Edit
OK so we have a 20 meter ship and judging by the fact the mandibles take up a good 6 of those 20 meters, we got about 14 meters of space to fit several decks of equipment.
I look at this page in the Essential Guide and would like to assume Bill Smith was actually reading what he was writing. Unfortunately I suspect some mind altering substances were involved. Yes 20 meters is big for a fighter but it can be made to work.
However, can anyone please tell me how all this equipment fits in a 20 meters ship?
- The Galaxy- 15 ion engine alone would take up all the space and stick out of the ship.
- The 4 not 1 but 4 Quadex power cores (the same *ONE* used in Han Solo's Millennium Falcon) would not fit in this ship.
- All this capitol scale propulsion (that is bigger than the ship) and the best they can make is space 7 (70 MGLT). No wonder the droids lost the Clone Wars. ;-)
- Should a fighter have multiple decks? Is this "STAR WARS" or "Doctor WHO"!?!?!
- Did Bill Smith mean "fighter" or "freighter"? Did his "R" and "E" keys on his keyboard have dirty contacts? Did he select the wrong choice on his spell checker?
I have seen my share of things that don't make sense but this ship is a masterpiece of confusion.
Frank V Bonura STAR WARS Deckplans Alliance Founder 15:02, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
First Appearances Edit
And another thing, Star Wars: Droids Special was not the first appearance of this ship. I own the comic and have scrutinized it. IG-88 is in the comic but not the IG-2000. If no one has any problems, I would like to correct this mistake.
Frank V Bonura STAR WARS Deckplans Alliance Founder 15:07, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
- The Fighter flown by IG-88 we see in Star_Wars:_Droids TV show is not the IG-2000. It looks more like a TIE interceptor "ugly". I have been doing some research in Tales of the Bounty Hunters for more information. I suspect the writeup by Bill Smith might have been for another ship.
- As some of you might know, some of the artwork was confused in early printings of The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (Victory-class Star Destroyer artwork was switched with the artwork of the Imperial Star Destroyer). It is possible the descriptions of two ships got mangled together and we got this 20 meter fighter (freighter ) that is much bigger on the inside than the outside. Question: If I do get a hold of Bill Smith, how should I cite his remarks if he is aware he made a mistake and has some logical solution to propose to us??? -- Frank V Bonura - The Bane of Revisionism 15:22, 2 April 2009 (UTC)