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The A-180 blaster was a modular blaster manufactured by BlasTech Industries.[1] It was a highly versatile design which could be easily reconfigured into a blaster rifle, sniper rifle, or ion launcher depending on the situation.[2]

The pistol, at the core of the weapon, featured a crescent-shaped trigger and a cylindrical-shaped upper design. To expand to a blaster rifle, a top-fitting lock was added to hold a separate, larger assembly to the front. The Rifle configuration accepted a side-loading magazine, reminiscent of an E-11. A barrel extension and extendable stock was fitted to complete the sniper configuration.

Used during the reign of the Galactic Empire, one such pistol was wielded by Jyn Erso of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.[4]

By 9 ABY,[7] the A-180 was used by the New Republic soldier Lant Davan,[5] and, decades later, it was used in its sniper configuration by Resistance forces.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

Matthew Savage took part in the design of the concept art for the blaster and expansions.[8]

A version of the reconfigurable blaster appeared in the Vintage-collection 3.75" Jyn Erso action figure and the "Sergeant Jyn Erso" Black Series release (2016).[source?]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars Battlefront
  3. SW Legion template.png Star Wars: LegionJyn Erso Commander Expansion (Card: A-180 Pistol/Rifle Config)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  5. 5.0 5.1 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 6: The Prisoner"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
  7. According to StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link), The Mandalorian is set five years after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Return of the Jedi to 4 ABY, meaning that The Mandalorian is set in 9 ABY.
  8. TwitterLogo.svg Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) on Twitter: ""Jyn's blaster from #RogueOne. It didn't make it in the movie but we did design some add on components to turn her pistol into a sniper rifle. The physical prop was beautiful." - concept artist Matthew Savage" (backup link)
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