Laser cannons were powerful laser weapons that were commonly outfitted to vehicles, starfighters, and starships. A laser cannon could be fixed in place or attached to a turret or ball-mounted swivel, allowing the weapon to aim and fire in many directions.
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Starfighters and other small craft that were equipped with laser cannons included the T-65B X-wing starfighter, the BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bomber, the Phantom, the patrol transports of Coruscant, the Republic attack shuttle, the Lambda-class T-4a shuttle, the A-wing starfighter, the ARC-170 starfighter, the B-wing starfighter, the Republic attack gunships, the Gauntlet starfighter, the HH-87 Starhopper, the Hyena bomber, the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor, the TIE fighter, the Grand Inquisitor's TIE Advanced prototype, and the clone Z-95 starfighter.
Starships that were equipped with laser cannons included the Malevolence, the Ghost, Merchant One, the Millennium Falcon, the droid gunship, the Imperial Star Destroyer, the Corona-class armed frigate, the Venator-class Star Destroyer (also known as the "Republic attack cruiser"), the Republic frigate, the Providence-class Dreadnought, the Separatist supply ship, Slave I, the IPV-2C Stealth Corvette, the Trade Federation landing ship, the Trident-class assault ship, and the Twilight.
Vehicles that were equipped with laser cannons included the All Terrain Tactical Enforcer or "AT-TE walker," the All Terrain Armored Transport or "AT-AT walker," the All Terrain Reconnaissance Transport or "AT-RT walker," the All Terrain Scout Transport or "AT-ST walker," the Gian heavy patrol speeder, the freeco bike, the WLO-5 battle tank, General Grievous' Speeder as well as his TSMEU-6 personal wheel bike, the T-47 airspeeder, and the Umbaran mobile heavy cannon (or "Umbaran MHC").
Battle droids that were equipped with laser cannons included the DSD1 dwarf spider droid, the LR-57 combat/retail droid, and the B2-series super battle droid, which had a double laser cannon built into its wrist.
A type of laser cannon that was used as a personal heavy weapon was referred to as a rotary laser cannon, rotating laser cannon, or as the Z-6 rotary blaster cannon. Such weapons were used by clone troopers Hardcase and Thorn.
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- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide