The StarWars portfolio by Ralph McQuarrie

This painting provides the feeling of the battle above the Death Star, from an enemy pilot's point of view.

The targeting device in the cockpit was originallt conveived by McQuarrie as being a radar location indicator, registering what was behind and around the pilot, out of sight. The pilot would reply on eye contact up front. In the film, however, the device registered the target in front and did not show what was behind the pilot.

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