The StarWars portfolio by Ralph McQuarrie

Y-wing fighters are being unplugged from their ground systems in the Rebel hangar at Massasi. For the figure at the Left, McQuarrie used a World War II photograph of a Navy pilot running across the flight deck with a 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 occurs. The fighters are designed by Colin Cantwell, revised by Joe Johnston.

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