The percussive cannon was a type of blaster weaponry.[1]


Produced by Tostovin Munitions, the percussive cannon was an oversized weapon considered the latest in black market technology. Equipped with a reinforced kinetic channeler in the barrel, with a recoil counterweight calibrator built into the stock, the weapon was also equipped with a targeting sight - considered unnecessary given the blast radius of the weapon's particularly explosive blaster bolts. Despite the weapon's size, smaller sawn-off percussive cannons that lacked a stock also existed.[1]


A percussive cannon

JND-41 percussive cannons with a black finish and gold accents were carried by the Hylobon Enforcers, the security forces of Dryden Vos.[2] Toht Ra, the attendant on Vos' yacht First Light, was one of the Hylobons who used a percussive cannon.[4]

Around thirty years after the Battle of Endor, percussive cannons were used by members of the Guavian Death Gang when boarding Han Solo's Baleen-class heavy freighter.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Percussive cannons first appeared as props in the movie Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens which was released in 2015. The weapons were not identified in the film but received a name in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and released in conjunction with the film.



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