Someone Did The Math And Determined How Fast First Order Tie Fighters Were Going


Over at Wired, Rhett Allain demonstrates the power of math in the service of geekery. Analyzing the trailer, Allain reveals the following:

  • These TIE fighters seem to be going about the same speed and around 67 m/s.
  • The flight formation appears to be flying from 90 to 650 meters above the ground.
  • If those other objects are flying with the same speed as the TIE fighters, they would be between 19-20 meters long.

You can geek out more math magic and Tie Fighter engineering nerdery over at the Wired article here.

Meanwhile, we salute you, Rhett. May the F=ma be with you always.


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