A great loss
An explosion ripples through a Rebel cruiser as the momentous space battle commences near the second Death Star. The rounded shape of the Mon Calamari cruisers, inspired by their aqueous world of origin, also appeared in the film -– some of the first ships in the movie to feature such curvy aesthetics. Admiral Ackbar, who led the Rebel attack, would famously utter, "It's a trap!" as the Rebels realize that fleets of deadly Star Destroyers await the Rebellion.
May 4, 2013 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Ralph McQuarrie/Lucasfilm/Eric Carl
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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