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02.02.2013 , 09:32 AM | #10
In universe I would have to say that the folding wings more than likely have benefits beyond our current understanding of physics. It's clear that with much of the technology in SW (e.g. closed loop plasma beams that emit no heat, rapid multi-directional flight in space, anti-gravity drives, and ftl travel) comes as a result of their advanced understanding of physics. To try to explain them using our current rl understanding of physics is beyond us, and therefore pointless.

Out of universe, it's simply a design aesthetic that differentiates SW from say Buck Rogers or BSG.

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