- "It's a DH-17. Leave the settings the way they are and don't even think of switching it to automatic."
- ―First Sergeant Namir during the Mid Rim Retreat
The DH-17 blaster pistol was commonly used by soldiers of the Rebel Alliance for conflicts aboard starships, and sometimes the officers of the Galactic Empire carried it instead of the standard E-11 blaster rifles.
The pistol was dependable on a semiautomatic setting, firing in short bursts. The pistol could also be fired fully automatic, but the power would be drained in 20 seconds. Its high rate of fire and reasonable accuracy made it ideal for medium-range combat.
When the Alliance members were on the run from the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Devastator to transmit the stolen Death Star plans to Alderaan, their ship, the CR90 corvette Tantive IV, was halted and Imperial stormtroopers entered the ship. To stop the enemy boarders, rebel soldiers attacked with DH-17 blasters but were eventually defeated.
The Death Star Troopers that Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca attacked on the First Death Star were armed with DH-17 blasters but were killed when Chewbacca pretended to get loose from Han and Luke and started a chaotic battle in the detention center.
Behind the scenesEdit
The DH-17 blaster pistols first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The pistols were first named as "DH-17"s in the canon continuity from Ultimate Star Wars, a reference book published in April 28, 2015.
- Droids in Distress book (Mentioned only)
- "The Gangsters of Galzez"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 20
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Escape from Darth Vader
- Star Wars: Princess Leia, Part III
- Star Wars: Darth Vader 5: Vader, Part V
- Star Wars 18: Rebel Jail, Part III
- Star Wars 19: Rebel Jail, Part IV
- Star Wars: Commander
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Battlefront: Twilight Company
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Uprising
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as DH-17 blaster pistol)
- Star Wars in 100 Scenes
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlefront/planets/hoth
- ↑ The Planets of Star Wars Battlefront. ea.com (November 5, 2015). Retrieved on November 5, 2015.
- ↑ Star Wars: Commander
- ↑ Star Wars:Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary