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21/12/2015

Millennium Falcon would cost nearly $300,798 a year to insure

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(From Daily Mail) You wouldn’t expect insurance for a smuggler’s ride to come cheap, but Star Wars rogue Han Solo would need to have plenty of cash, or credits, to keep the Millennium Falcon flying.

The deceptively shabby spaceship, which is apparently capable of travelling faster than the speed of light, would cost 120,860 Republic credits a year to insure. That’s the equivalent to $300,798.

Insurance company Admiral said the quote was so steep because one of the named-drivers is a Wookie and warned it couldn’t offer breakdown cover for the ship in a galaxy far, far away.

Engineers calculated the disk-shaped ship would cost $3,064,415 a year in repairs, meaning Han Solo would have to have earnt millions over his smuggling career.

The company calculated that because of ‘unusually high mileage,’ the premium would be be roughly 120,860 Republic credits which equates to $300,798 a year.

Originally built as a freighter, the Falcon measures 111ft (34 metres) from nose to tail, is 82ft (25 metres) wide, and has a maximum cargo hold of 100 metric tonnes.

Its defining feature, however, is its 0.5 past light speed, which means it can famously outrun any ship in the galaxy and apparently break Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity.

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