The EE-3 carbine rifle was a blaster that was modeled after the E-11 blaster rifle later used by Imperial stormtroopers. The rifle consisted of a small handle attached to a long circular barrel. An alternate version of this model features a modified scope mounting and hand grips that run along the length of the barrel.
History[edit | edit source]
The Zabrak bounty hunter Sugi wielded an EE-3 during the Clone Wars. Kiera Swan also used this weapon in the Box. The EE-3 was also the standard issue weapon for the Mandalorian Protectors. The bounty hunter Boba Fett almost exclusively used the EE-3 as his primary weapon. Fett modified his by adding a stock and an electronic scope for distance shooting, making it a dangerous weapon. Prince Xizor also used an EE-3 to try to kill Luke Skywalker as the Jedi and his friends escaped the Falleen's palace on Coruscant.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In Star Wars: Battlefront II, the rifle discharges a three-round burst. In the game, Fett's blaster uses the same model as the E-11 Blaster Rifle.
The prop Boba Fett uses in the films is a modified Webley & Scott № 1 Mark "I" Flare Gun, built for use by British troops during WWI. To make it into the weapon of an intergalactic bounty hunter, prop makers added a rifle scope, some detail parts to the stock and either an MPP Microflash or Heiland Synchronar flash unit protruding from the end of the barrel. There were also some blocky detail pieces added between the scope mounts and the body of the gun.
In 2010, Bounty Hunters, an episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, showed a bounty hunter wielding an EE-3. The EE-3 later reappeared in the show in the episode The Box and again in Eminence.
In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the Webley & Scott was used again, only this time more detail was added, primarily to the barrel. Presumably this was because the prop would be featured prominently in the skiff battle scenes where Luke Skywalker slices it in half with his lightsaber. The Heiland flash unit was gone and a beefier barrel with ribbed hand grips was built over the existing flare gun barrel. The same scope was used, but for some reason it was mounted pointing in the opposite direction from the Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back version. The scope was also mounted farther back on the gun and slightly lower. The blocky detail parts on the scope mounts were also eliminated.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- "Prey"—Star Wars Tales 11
- Star Wars Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars Mythos (Mentioned only)