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In the ''Heir to the Empire'' series of novels by [[Timothy Zahn]], [[Thrawn|Grand Admiral Thrawn]] employs cloaking devices in several ways.  According to these novels, a ship can avoid detection with a cloaking device, but the cloaked ship is also completely blind, limiting the usefulness of the device.
 
In the ''Heir to the Empire'' series of novels by [[Timothy Zahn]], [[Thrawn|Grand Admiral Thrawn]] employs cloaking devices in several ways.  According to these novels, a ship can avoid detection with a cloaking device, but the cloaked ship is also completely blind, limiting the usefulness of the device.
  
In the TCW second season episode "Cat and Mouse", one form of Star Wars cloaking device is shown during combat operations, abeit it was a prototype, and may not be typical for all Star Wars cloaking devices. The cloak in question behaved much like some of the more primitve versions of the Star Trek ones, with a shimmering when cloaking into and out of total invisibility. Like some older Trek cloaks, this cloak tended "leak". In this case, the cloak allowed a small trace amount of magnetic energy out, and this could in turn allow the cloaked ship to be tracked by enemy sensors and missiles. Unlike the devices used in "Heir to the Empire", this cloak was not "double-blind", thus possibly explaining why this particular model was an important cutting-edge prototype.
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In the TCW second season episode "Cat and Mouse", one form of Star Wars cloaking device is shown during combat operations, abeit it was a prototype, and may not be typical for all Star Wars cloaking devices. The cloak in question behaved much like some of the more primitve versions of the Star Trek ones, with a distinct shimmering effect when cloaking into and out of total invisibility. Like some older Trek cloaks, this cloak tended "leak". In this case, the cloak allowed a small trace amount of magnetic energy out, and this could in turn allow the cloaked ship to be tracked by enemy sensors and missiles. Unlike the devices used in "Heir to the Empire", this cloak was not "double-blind", thus possibly explaining why this particular model was an important cutting-edge prototype.
  
 
== Cloaking Devices in Stargate ==
 
== Cloaking Devices in Stargate ==

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