Shortly after I finished my Vehicles thread (For the most part) I thought to myself, "Why not go for the gusto and round off the trio?" So here goes The Equipment Of The Republic And Empire.
The Republic DC-15 was used by Clone Troopers and Republic Officers alike. It was a sturdy, reliable weapon and could take out a Super Battle Droid from 200 meters away. Its scope could be flipped up to make the DC-15 a makeshift sniper rifle, or flipped down to be used as a handgrip for the trooper.
Republic Smaller DC-15:
A gun that became increasingly popular as the war went on, during the end of the war most Clone Troopers favored this over the larger DC-15, which was found to be at times too cumbersome. This smaller DC-15 had just about the same power, was smaller and easy to hold, and was slightly more durable. ARC Troopers like using this weapon in pairs.
Almost used exclusivley by Clone Commandos, the DC-17 was a powerful weapon. It could allow for a variety of attachments to be put on it, such as a sniper and anti-armor attachments.
Reciprocating Quad Gun:
This large blaster was extremley powerful, and had to get its power from a backpack that the user wore. It was used almost exclusivley by ARC Troopers with special armor, including a HUD. Because of this expensive suit, and because the weapon was in fact experimental, it was rarely seen in combat.
Z-6 Rotary Blaster Cannon:
This powerful gun saw limited use during the Clone Wars, although it was very effective. It was used only on high-risk, high-profile missions, and was excellent at clearing large areas of droids.
Republic "PLEX" Missile Launcher:
This heavy missile launcher was used mainly by ARC Troopers and standard Clone Troopers. A single rocket could destroy a droideka or cripple a tank droid. One clip held two rockets.
OLT-19 Sniper Rifle:
Used by both the Republic and the later Galactic Empire, this was a powerful rifle, useful for picking off the pilots of open air craft. One clip held 6 rounds.
HX2 Antipersonnel Mine:
Useful for blowing up CIS Installations, the landmine was used heavily during the Clone Wars. Its most famous use was during the Battle Of Muunilist, when ARC Trooper Fordo blew up the CIS Heavy Gun Battery using these.
Originally used by smugglers and mechanics, the Clone Wars and the later Galactic Civil War turned the fusion cutter into a battlefield neccesity. It was mainly used by Clone and Imperial Engineers to quickly repair droids and other technology.
A New Order:
During the 20-year period when Obi-Wan watched over Luke, the Empire replaced their old equipment with better, stronger ones.
A strong, powerful, and durable blaster, the E-11 was used by all the types of Imperials, including Stormtroopers, Combat Gunners, Crewman, and Officers. It had a scope on the top for accurate shooting.
MiniMag PTL Missile Launcher:
While cruder than the Republic PLEX Missile Launcher, The PTL was still a formidable weapon nonetheless. Alliance Pilots learned to fear this weapon during the Galactic Civil War and the Thrawn Crisis.
Imperial T-1 Light Repeater:
Used by all types of Imperial Troopers, but mainly Sandtroopers, the T-1 was a powerful antipersonnel weapon.
Scout Trooper Pistol:
This small yet suprisingly powerful pistol was favored by Scout Troopers. The main reason is because it was easy to fire while riding the speeder bike.
Used mainly by Sandtroopers, Stormtroopers, and Officers, the comlink was a cheap tool for communicating with each other. This Imperial Comlink has a greater range, due to it being a military item.
The holocam, essentially a crude droid, was used in military installations such as the Death Star, to watch for intruders. During the Great Jedi Purge, Mobile Holocams were assigned to track down Jedi Fugitives.
Favored by Imperial Storm Commandos, the Thermal Detonator is a high-powered grenade, capable of disintigrating all life forms within a 8-foot radius. As such, these were outlawed on many worlds.
Whenever the Empire needed to scout out a Rebel base or scan the battlefield, they used Electrobinoculars. Binocs can link up to blasters for long range attacks, a strategy the Empire used to their advantage. They are powered by a rechargeble power cell.
E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster:
This was used heavily during the Galactic Civil War. The gun connected to a large battery through a power cord to power up this large gun. When Imperial Troops overran Echo Base, the Imperials used the E-Web to their advantage.
On both Death Stars sat these powerful examples of Imperial warfare-Turbolasers. Capable of annihilating a Rebel ship, these were much feared and respected in the ranks of the Alliance. They were usually manned by a crew of 20, a mix of Stormtroopers and Combat Gunners, inside the turbolaser. Imperial Turbolasers also guarded Imperial Outposts and Bases, such as Carida.
An example of Imperial Philosophy, the Imperial Superlaser was the pride of the Empire. It had the power to destroy an entire planet, and the superlaser on the Death Star II could fire frequently, whereas the original one had to recharge for about an hour before firing again. During the Battle Of Endor, the Imperial Superlaser II decimated many key Rebel flagships, such as the Liberty
A tractor beam is an invisible beam that pulls ships or other objects closer to the ship with the beam. Star Destroyers and Death Stars have multiple tractor beam generators, and even some versions of the standard TIE Fighter have weak tractor beams.