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Okay. Isn't this properly a small rifle or carbine, rather than a pistol? ~~Thorvindr

  • Well, doesn't it fire like a pistol? Admiral J. Nebulax (talk) 20px 20:41, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
    • It can be set to rapid fire, as demonstrated by 212th Attack Battalion troops on Utapau. Seems more like a machine gun pistol than a rifle, even though it looks very similar to the E-11 "Stormtrooper One" rifle - Kwenn 17:39, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Appearances

Did this not also appear in AOTC? Or was that simply a seperate but very similar weapon? I know it appears in the AOTC Visual Dictionary... --ElScoob 00:20, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Not the same weapon in Battlefront

Hey, I just wanted to say that I do not believe that the DC-15 blaster in the movies is the same weapon used in the Battlefront series of video/computer games. I noticed some major differences, which I will list:

  • The clone sidearm's basic design is completely different from the design of the DC-15 blaster (this is evident if you play either game in the 1st person perspective). The rear part of the sidearm is very different from the rear part of the DC-15 blaster.
  • The sidearm in Battlefront features some kind of self-charging power cell and fires only in semi-automatic, while the DC-15 blaster is a magazine-fed select-fire weapon (semi-auto demonstrated in Star Wars: Republic Commando, and full-auto demonstrated in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith).
  • The DC-15 blaster (so named on page 39 of the Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary is (roughly) 2.5-3 feet long, and this is much larger than any pistol in the official canon, while the pistol in the Battlefront series is no more than 1.5 feet long (still ridiculously large for a real-life pistol, but star wars isn't real life ;).
  • The DC-15 blaster demonstrated excellent armor penetration capabilities when a clone trooper of the 212th Attack Battalion destroyed a LM-432 crab droid with a single burst of automatic fire. The clone sidearm does not demonstrate this same capability in either BFI or BFII.
  • The DC-15 blaster has demonstrated very little recoil, as an Advanced Recon Commando was able to dual-wield two of the weapons ([1]) and still being able to fire accurately in Star Wars Republic 50: The Battle of Kamino, and in ROTS where a clone trooper destroyed two crab droids while using his weapon on full automatic without any (obvious) muzzle climb or recoil, while the pistol in the BF games demonstrates obvious recoil when fired.
  • Based on these facts, the DC-15 blaster demonstrates capabilities and traits more along the lines of a real-life submachine gun or carbine (good armor penetration, selective fire, short effective range), while the sidearm in the games is more like a Desert Eagle .50 magnum or other heavy pistol. There are some very obvious differences between the two weapons.

Since Battlefront is known to go against traditional SW canon, i think we should either split this article into two different articles (such as "DC-15 blaster" and "DC-15S sidearm") or whatever, since the weapon in battlefront and the weapon featured in ROTS are obviously two different weapons.

P.S.: Just curious, but what source states that the pistol in BF is called a DC-15S? Thanks.

Prudii2043 17:53, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

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