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You may have seen the Haynes technical manuals for the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Millennium Falcon:
Way cool, if still a bit off on the height ‘realities’ around the Millennium Falcon‘s circumference.
Just for fun, I came up with this idea for a similar product for another favorite spacecraft:
Here’s the blurb:
“The Nostromo is a legendary spaceship, made famous by its horrific encounter with the Alien under the command of Captain Dallas and his crew of jaded ‘space-truckers’. Modified and pressed into duty as a space-tug, the beat-up Lockmart CM-88B Bison-class transporter was still one of the Company fleet’s most reliable ships.
This Haines [miss-spelling intentional] Manual traces the model history of the Lockmart Corporation’s Bison class of transporters and the modifications made for its duty as an intergalactic space-tug. On-board systems, controls, and their operations are described in detail and supported by a host of photographs, line art, floor plans, exploded diagrams, and stunning computer-generated artwork, all newly created by acknowledged Nostromo experts.
Covering operational history, piloting, propulsion, engineering systems, sensors, and crew facilities, this is the most thorough technical guide to the Nostromo available.
This ‘Haynes-type’ manual is totally unauthorized by 20th Century Fox or the Haynes company.”
Sent a copy of this lark to Haynes a couple of years ago…and got a polite “thank you” in response for my trouble.
Apparently folks like admiral-reliant have also dreamed of something like this too:
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