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E-5 blaster rifle
Production information
Manufacturer

Baktoid Armor Workshop

Model

E-5

Type

Blaster rifle

Cost

900 credits

Physical and technical specifications
Size

Medium

Weight

2.2 kg

Capacity

500 shots

Usage and history
Era(s)
Affiliation

The standard blaster rifle of the OOM and B1 battle droids, the E-5 blaster rifle was a powerful, light, but somewhat inaccurate weapon.

Contents

Description

BX-series droid commando firing an E-5 blaster.

The E-5 blaster rifle was manufactured by Baktoid Armor Workshop on order from the Trade Federation for their Droid Army.

The weapon had a large gas chamber that allowed for powerful blasts. It was origianlly a BlasTech design that was reverse-engineered by Baktoid Armor Workshop for use by its droid troopers. The fact that the weapon was intended for use by non-living wielders allowed BAW to skimp on some of the finer points -such as the fact that short barreled weapons are comparatively fragile and produce great deal of heat over repeated firings. While these factors might inconvienience a human solider, a Baktoid Battle Droid has no complaints.

During the Clone Wars, E-5 blaster rifles were still used by B1 battle droids, but they were rivaled by the B2 super battle droids, which had a wrist-mounted blaster instead of a rifle, something that proved to be a more effective and versatile weapon.

Behind the scenes

In Star Wars: Battlefront II, the shotguns of engineer droids, the Bulldog RLR of the IG-100 MagnaGuards, and the flamethrower used by Jango Fett seem to be E-5 blaster rifles. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series) the Droid commandos appear to use the E-5, but it is not fully automatic unlike the movies where it is fully automatic.

Appearances

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Non-canon appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Sources


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