The Millennium Falcon is the famous personal ship of Han Solo and Chewbacca for smuggling. The Falcon began its life as an ordinary cargo frigate YT-1300. Solo wins it from Lando Kalrizian on a card game. The ship experienced many adventures with Solo and Lando and therefore acquired this shattered appearance and played an important role in the Galactic Civil War.
What is the backstory of the Millennium Falcon?
In the year 19 Before Battle of Yavin, the ship was presented in the docks of the Galactic Senate Building shortly after the Battle of Coruscant, landing under a shuttle that brought Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Senator Palpatine into the abyss.
Shortly afterwards, the Falcon suffered critical damage after colliding with an asteroid. The wreckage of the ship dumped in an orbital depot is debris near Nar Shada. After a while, the ship was bought by an enterprising mechanic. Under his ownership, the Millennium Falcon was rebuilt from engine to hull and many different systems were replaced with better hardware. Although the repair is long and complicated, the mechanic does not give up and continues to work on the ship as a test of its dexterity. During operation, some components were replaced with parts from an older YT-1300, which was used for diplomatic missions, but had a similar fate. The mechanic gives the ship its name. The old name of the Falcon is unknown.
The Falcon briefly served its new owner for several years as an ordinary cargo ship before being stolen by a pirate. And so the ship passed through the hands of quite inferior merchants and was bet several times until it fell into the hands of the young Lando Calrissian. The ship's identification number was removed at that time to facilitate his new career as a smuggling ship. Many owners had made their "special modification" and so, when he came to Lando, the Falcon could now overtake almost any ship of its size.