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Christmas Gift Guide

Who needs the Force when you've got this?

​22. Lambda-class Imperial Shuttle

21. ​Radiant VII

20. ​Naboo Royal Cruiser

19. UT-60D

​18. Tantive IV

17. ​Naboo Royal Starship

​16. The Ghost

​15. Nebulon-B Frigate

14. ​Home One

​13. Delta-7B Aethersprite-class

12. ​Trade Federation Battleship

​11. Naboo N-1 Starfighter

​10. TIE fighter

​9. Sith Infiltrator

8. Slave 1

7. ​Vulture Droid

​6. Republic Attack Cruiser

​5. The Executor

4. ​Invisible Hand

​3. The Devastator

​2. X-wing fighter

1. ​Millennium Falcon

The latest Star Wars trailer -- for "The Last Jedi" -- teased us with, among other goodies, a peek at a few very intriguing modes of transportation. That includes the babies shown here, apparently operating on the key planet of Crait.

It's too soon to say where these crafts will land on a definitive list of Star Wars transportation. But what about the others? We scoured the Star Wars screen universe -- the live-action movies, the animated series -- and sought out the franchise's most powerful spaceships. We parsed the ships for size, speed and/or weaponry, if any. Here are our final standings.

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These little guys (only 20 meters in length) pack a well-armed punch, thanks to cannons, hyperdrive and a host of famous users, from Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker, the latter of whom "borrows" one to escape the Death Star in "Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi."

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This weaponless, workmanlike Galactic Republic cruiser is the first craft seen in the "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace." It literally and figuratively sends the franchise to a new world when it delivers Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to Naboo.

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While Padmé Amidala's sweet-looking, 39-meter-long craft reminds us of a sleek, stylized B-29 bomber, it has no bombs. On the plus side, its swift destruction at beginning of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" sets the plot in motion.

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Behold the transporter/gunship UT-60D, also known as the U-wing, the badass ship developed for "Rogue One." It's got wings that can face forward or backward, and it's got a pair of laser cannons not to be trifled with, but its most notable weapon might be the hard-headed badasses it's been known to transport -- Jyn Erso among them.

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This 127-meter-long ship, equipped with turbolasers and cannons, is dwarfed and overtaken by Darth Vader's Star Destroyer. But in a way the Tantive IV will always be untouchable: It's the first ship seen in "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope."

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Though weaponless like her royal cruiser, Padmé Amidala's ride in "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" is nearly twice as large as the other craft, boasts "strong shields" and features a design that helped shape a memorable aesthetic for the prequels.

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This 44-meter-long craft from "Star Wars Rebels" is fitted with the Star Wars basics like torpedos, hyperdrive, and so on. It stands out from the crowd, however, with a cool, auxiliary starfighter, the Phantom, and a head-turning, 360-degree dorsal laser cannon turret.

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This nondescript Rebel warship, boasting a moderate number of cannons, turbolasers and tractor beams, is distinguished by a sick sickbay: Luke Skywalker gets a new hand sewn on while aboard one of these at the end of "Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back."

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This 1,200-meter-long gray whale of a Rebel-aligned, Mon Calamari ship from "Star Wars: Episode VI -- The Return of the Jedi" is heavily armored and armed. Best of all, it has a bridge that gives Admiral Ackbar a clear view for spotting Imperial traps.

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This insta-classic, immortalized in Lego collections the world over, is piloted by Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." The ship belongs to a class of Jedi starfighters that's noted for being lightning-quick in combat.

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This crescent-shaped symbol of doom from "Phantom Menace" should be closer to the top of this power list. It's nearly as wide as it is long (about 3,400 meters). It boasts hundreds of crew, plus thousands of weapons and starfighters. It remotely controls droid armies. Its flaw: It gets taken out by a 9-year-old.

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This ship, another design standout from "The Phantom Menace," zips and zaps through space with ease. In fact, it's so simple to fly, a kid can do it; its proton torpedoes are so easy to fire, a kid can do that, too -- to the detriment of a Trade Federation battleship.

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At just nine meters long, this is one of the smallest craft included here. But size doesn't matter when you've got laser cannons, proton torpedoes and the staying power to chase Han Solo from the first Star Wars movie to the seventh, "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens."

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Darth Maul knows how to do light sabers. And ships. This distinctive vessel from "The Force Awakens" sees your usual laser cannon, and raises the stakes with experimental ion engines and a cloaking device.

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The seismic charges emitted from Jango Fett's ship from "Attack of the Clones" are devastating, audibly unsettling and all-around awesome.

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In a galaxy full of great warships, this Trade Federation-aligned starfighter, first seen in"The Phantom Menace," is a gnat, less than 7 meters in length. But unlike a battleship, this crafty craft can transform itself into a walking land fighter.

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This 1,155-meter-long war horse debuted in "Revenge of the Sith" already looking battle-tested. When you're packing as many laser cannons (52), crew members (7,400) and starfighters (200-plus) as this bruiser, you don't get called in on peace missions.

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According to Yahoo's math, if you landed this super-sized Super Star Destroyer in New York City, "it would occupy most of Manhattan." But sometimes too much isn't enough: The Executor gets knocked silly by a kamikaze Rebel pilot in "Return of the Jedi," and crashes into the Death Star.

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This 1,000-meter-long battleship is capable of launching 20 squadrons of droid starfighters. Appropriately, Anakin Skywalker is aboard this predator in "Revenge of the Sith"when he kills Count Dooku on Emperor Palpatine's command, and inches ever closer to the Dark Side.

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It's no Super Star Destroyer; it's more impressive. When Darth Vader's 1,600-meter-long, Imperial-class Star Destroyer, teeming with 40,000 crew, swoops over us in "A New Hope" in pursuit of the dead-meat Tantive IV, it delivers the franchise's first jaw-dropping moment.

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This compact (12.5 meters long) Rebel spitfire gets the massive job done in "A New Hope," when, under the control of Luke Skywalker, one of its proton torpedoes destroys the Death Star.

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What the Falcon doesn't necessarily have in size (it's a modest 35 meters long), it makes up for in swagger, longevity (it's in five of the seven live-action Star Wars movies, including a cameo in "Revenge of the Sith" and, above all, speed. It's regarded as one of the fastest ships in all the sci-fi universe.

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