Friday, June 6, 2008

Bad Ass Blaster Rifle

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DC-15-series was a range of plasma weapons used during the Clone Wars. While the use of blasters freed a clone trooper from the need to carry projectile ammunition, the inherent instability of plasma gas meant the DC-15A was notoriously difficult to aim. For the well-trained clones of Kamino, however, this was not a problem. The blasters were powerful and deadly in the hands of the specially trained clone troopers. The rifle also sported a telescopic sight, normally stored under the rifle, but could be mounted on top for long range shots.

The weapon's tibanna gas cartridge carried enough gas for approximately 500 shots, depending on the power settings of the weapon. It fired blue plasma bolts that could destroy enemy infantry units.

The DC-15 could interface with the helmets of clones to provide a video gunsight on the clone trooper's helmet display. Mounted on a tripod, the maximum effective range of a DC-15A was 10 kilometers. On maximum power, a shot from a DC-15A could leave a 0.5 meter hole in any ferroconcrete wall.

Later, eight years into the reign of the Galactic Empire, anti-troopers bred on Kamino would used these weapons to fight against the Empire.

Around the time of the destruction of the Death Star, a spacer in the employ of Boba Fett was given his choice of a DC-15 rifle or a DC-15 carbine to destroy Durge.

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