The third book in Del Rey's Essential Guide series, The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology featured an in-depth look at one hundred different devices from works that had been published before and during 1997, ranging from thermal detonators and Wookiee bowcasters to Lobot's cyborg implant and the Empire's top-secret cloaking devices.

While the book does detail a number of movie devices, it also includes a significant number of pre-acquisition Expanded Universe devices and includes details about movie devices that were established in non-movie works, thus relegating the book to Legends status today.

Table of contentsEdit

  • Introduction
  • A Guide to Major Manufacturers

Ranged weaponsEdit

Melee weaponsEdit

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Starship and planetary weapons and defensesEdit

Sensors and communicationsEdit

Security devicesEdit

General equipmentEdit

Cover galleryEdit

Star Wars: Essential Guides
First generation (19952001)
Characters · Vehicles and Vessels · Weapons and Technology · Planets and Moons
Droids · Chronology · Alien Species · Episode I (canceled)
Second generation (20022006)
New Characters · New Vehicles and Vessels · New Weapons and Technology
New Chronology · New Droids · New Alien Species
Third generation (20072012)
The Force · Atlas · Warfare · Reader's Companion · Characters (canceled)