FaxModem1 wrote:[...] And either way, due to seeing giant ships coming towards them, Picard and company swiftly retreat, but are sadly overtaken by the speed of hyperdrive and swiftly destroyed due to the higher firepower from three Star Destroyers.
Even if hyper speed is faster than warp, can they engage a ship in warp from hyper space?
Is it possible for the Star Destroyers - after they have overtaken the Starfleet ships and left hyper space - to engage ships at warp from normal space?
I don't believe so, but we've never seen warp and hyperdrive work anywhere near each other. The big problem is range. Picard's flotilla, if/when they escape after vaporizing Vader can only move so far in a sphere. That sphere is x. The Star Destroyers can move so far in a larger sphere via hyperdrive, that sphere is y.
Y is greater than x, so that wherever the Enterprise and company stop, the Star Destroyers can find them.
As an example, if you're a really fast jogger, and I have a motorcycle, you can jog anywhere, and even if I can't get you while you're jogging, once you stop jogging, I can rather quickly catch up to you in my motorcycle.
Of course, that depends on the Star Destroyers being able to track the ships to where they are going. But, since their range will be limited, the Star Destroyers can make an effective search pattern for them if they want to and find them within the maximum range of warp capable vessels.
IF the Fed ships had transwarp, slipstream, or something, that would be different, but since they don't, they're going to be rather short range. Since they don't have that, they're going to be running away from a hopeless battle, and sadly still be captured by tractor beams, the only confirmed weaponry for Star Wars Rebels era Star Destroyers, as no Star Destroyer has fired a single shot in the TV show.
Turbolasers were obviously installed some time before A New Hope.