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"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[src]

The DH-17 blaster pistol was a close-combat blaster pistol produced by BlasTech Industries.[1]

DescriptionEdit

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.[1]

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.[1][3] Its high rate of fire and reasonable accuracy made it ideal for medium-range combat.[4]

HistoryEdit

During the Galactic Civil War, many rebel troopers were armed with DH-17 blaster pistols.[5]

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Rebel troopers prepare to fight with DH-17 blaster pistols.

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.[2]

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.

Approximately three and a half years later, the DH-17 was used by rebel soldiers in the defense of Echo Base during the Battle of Hoth.[6]

Four years after the Battle of Yavin, some of the Alliance troopers fought with DH-17s during the Battle of Endor.[7]

Approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor, a resident of Niima Outpost on the planet Jakku used a refurbished DH-17.[8]

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.[1]

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