Reference Needs Help!!! Which version of the E-11 was used by Stormtroopers on the Death Star?

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  1. TheDuelist Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 28, 2006
    I have conflicting reports that it was the E-11 Rifle and others that say E-11 Carbine!

    The Carbine was invented later by Star Wars Galaxies, so how do I have proof though that Stormtroopers used the Rifle version, instead?

    This is for an upcoming game and special report, I really need expert advice and insight with this question!

    Thanks always, guys! [face_peace]

    [face_praying]

    P.S. Did Stormtroopers use the E-11b on Endor or Carbines there as well? :confused:

    Thanks![:D]
  2. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E-11b_blaster_rifle]Wookieepedia[/link] [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E-11_blaster_rifle]doesn't have[/link][link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E-11_carbine] a definitive statement.[/link]

    Does it really matter that much?
  3. TheDuelist Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 28, 2006
    Yes.

    There doesn't seem to be a visual difference between the guns used in A New Hope and the "Carbines".:(
  4. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

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    The SW tie-in novels used to refer to them as E-11 blaster rifles, but I started to refer to them as carbines, following realisation that real-life rifles being really long weapons.
    I don't think I have seen anyone apart from myself, and now, yourself, refer to carbines relating to SW weapons.

    So as far as I am concerned, the long weapons carried by sandtroopers qualify as rifles, while the ones on the Death Star were generally carbines, I think both might have appeared.

    See if the Curtis Saxton TFN guides cover weapons.
  5. jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 7, 2010
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    See my reply in Hoopers; the Wookieepedia articles do give the answer. [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E-11_carbine]The carbine article[/link] only lists Galaxies as an appearance, so we can rule out the carbine as appearing in any of the films. [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E-11b_blaster_rifle]The E-11b article[/link] points out that it was "[m]odified by skilled Blastech and SoroSuub armorers who defected to the Rebel Alliance" (emphasis mine), so the E-11b was a Rebel weapon, not an Imperial weapon, and therefore would not have been used by stormtroopers. By process of elimination, that means the E-11 rifle was used by stormtroopers on both the Death Star and Endor, a fact backed up by [link=http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/E-11_blaster_rifle]its article[/link], which states, "It was the standard blaster rifle of the Imperial stormtroopers."

    All that make sense?
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