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"Members of my escort have completed assembly of an E-Web heavy repeating blaster. If you are unfamiliar with this weapon, I am sure that Republican Shock Trooper Carasynthia Dune of Alderaan will advise you that she has witnessed many of her ranks vaporize mid-descent facing the predecessor of this particular model. Or perhaps the decommissioned Mandalorian hunter, Din Djarin, has heard the songs of the Siege of Mandalore, when gunships outfitted with similar ordnance laid waste to fields of Mandalorian recruits in The Night of a Thousand Tears."
―Moff Gideon — (audio) Listen (file info)[4]

The E-Web heavy repeating blaster cannon, formally known as the Emplacement Weapon, Heavy Blaster or simply as the E-Web was the most powerful heavy repeating blaster cannon in the Imperial arsenal and commonly used by Imperial snowtroopers of the Galactic Empire and clones of the Galactic Republic that came before it.


The E-Web featured rigid mounts to counteract the kinetic energy created by the weapon's formidable firepower, and was usually operated by a two-person crew. However, its set-up time limited its effectiveness. In consequence, various Imperial crews pre-charged its Class-4T3 power generator for faster assembly, however doing so required careful adjustment of the power flow to prevent an overload.[1] The E-Web also had a scope that enabled improved accuracy for longer-range engagements.

An earlier variant of the E-Web in service near the end of the Clone Wars appeared to use a different tripod with two fore legs and one aft leg instead of one fore and two aft.[5]


"Set up the cannon! Quickly!"
―A snowtrooper during the Battle of Hoth[src]

The E-Web was pressed into Republic service late into the Clone Wars and remained in use as the Republic transitioned into the Galactic Empire. During the Conquest of Kaller, a clone trooper operated an E-Web that was deployed in one of the front line trenches where Jedi Master Depa Billaba and Clone Captain CC-10/994 were taking cover in.[5]

When the Imperial forces invaded Echo Base on Hoth, they used an E-Web heavy repeating blaster cannon in an attempt to prevent the Millennium Falcon from escaping.[3] A newer model was constructed by 9 ABY[6] and was utilized by Moff Gideon's remnant during a skirmish on Nevarro.[4]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 AltayaCite.svg "Blasters and Firearms" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  4. 4.0 4.1 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
  5. 5.0 5.1 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  6. StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set around five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Furthermore, SWInsider.png "A Certain Point of View" – Star Wars Insider 202 dates the skirmish on Nevarro and the second rescue of Grogu—which are depicted in the The Mandalorian episodes "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" and "Chapter 16: The Rescue," respectively—to "9 ASW4," or nine years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 9 ABY according to Galactic Atlas. Therefore, the events of "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" through "Chapter 6: The Prisoner" must have taken place around 9 ABY, while the events of "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" through "Chapter 16: The Rescue" took place in 9 ABY.
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