|DL-18 blaster pistol|
|Physical and technical specifications|
100 shots per power pack
|Usage and history|
As a result of the inexpensive price, members of the Rebel Alliance often carried DL-18s and Sith Shadows favored them when carrying out raids as it was essentially a disposable weapon. The pistol generated only average power, and had some difficulty penetrating stormtrooper armor. It was manufactured in the same series as the more powerful DL-44 heavy blaster pistol. A very basic design which thrived throughout the galaxy for decades, the DL-18 balanced multiple virtues and could be easily customized to the wielder's preferences. Its chief competitors were Merr-Sonn's Model 44 and DD6.
A DL-18 measured about 1 kg in weight.
Weapons of this make were common on Tatooine (several of Jabba the Hutt's skiff guards used DL-18 pistols), especially in the infamously violent city of Mos Eisley; hence, the model was sometimes nicknamed the "Mos Eisley Special".
Behind the scenesEdit
The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook and Arms & Equipment Guide both feature incorrect images of the DL-18. The correct, canonical image is sometimes referred to informally as a "Skiff guard pistol" and can be seen clearly in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
- Rebel Dawn
- Star Wars: Empire 25: Idiot's Array, Part 2
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (Identified as D18)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand 1
- Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand 2
- Dark Force Rising
- "Blaze of Glory"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 8
- Shades of Gray
- Fury (Mentioned only)
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Galladinium's Fantastic Technology
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Jabba's Palace Limited (Card: Mos Eisley Blaster)
- The Far Orbit Project
- Arms & Equipment Guide
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 106 (BLA23-24, DH-17 Blaster Pistol)
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook