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"How many troopers?"
"Six to ten. Two with heavy repeating blasters."
Bo-Katan Kryze and Axe Woves[5]

The DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle was a model of heavy blaster rifle manufactured by BlasTech Industries. They were used by regular stormtroopers and Heavy Weapons Stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire, but they also saw use by other parties, including the Alliance to Restore the Republic and certain bounty hunters.


The DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle was manufactured by BlasTech Industries.[1] It featured a high rate of fire and could deal heavy damage at long ranges, and was most commonly used for pinning down troops and eliminating large groups of enemies. Two variations of the DLT-19 existed, the DLT-19x targeting blaster[3] and the DLT-19D heavy blaster rifle.[6] Both variations were longblasters.[7] The DLT-19 wielded by the LOM-series bounty hunter 4-LOM was capable of firing electromagnetic pulses as well as standard blaster shots.[8] Zuckuss, a Gand bounty hunter and partner to 4-LOM, occasionally used the DLT-19 as a sniper rifle.[9]


Heavy stormtrooper

A Heavy Weapons Stormtrooper holding a DLT-19

The DLT-19 was commonly used by the Imperial Military.[10] The DLT-19 was used by both regular stormtroopers and their more specialized variants, including sandtroopers,[10] Heavy Weapons Stormtroopers,[7] magma troopers, and shadow troopers. The bounty hunter Dengar also used a DLT-19.[3] Despite its common usage amongst Imperial ranks,[10] some Heavy Soldiers of the Alliance to Restore the Republic made use of the blaster as well.[3]

The bounty hunter Dengar, who had used the similarly named DLT-18 laser rifle during the Clone Wars,[11] carried a DLT-19 as his preferred weapon during the Imperial Era.[12] One B1-KX monster droid who worked as part of the Droid Crush Pirates of Bestoon wielded a DLT-19 during an assassination attempt against Jul Tambor, a Skakoan revolutionary. After Tambor dodged a missile fired from the monster droid's partner, a fellow B1-KX unit wielding a missile launcher, he shot that unit, causing the droid's head to go flying off. Still alive but reduced to its head, that B1-KX demanded their partner avenge them, which the DLT-19-equipped unit promised was coming. However, the DLT-19 unit was beheaded by the Imperial agent Sabé. Both droids survived, albeit just as heads, and promised the Droid Crush would one day kill Tambor.[4] After the fall of the Empire, some stormtroopers in Gideon's Imperial remnant continued to make use of the DLT-19.[5]

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Behind the scenes[]

The DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope[10] and first identified in the 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars.[1] Its original design was based on the German MG 34.[13]


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