|Equalizer Ion Cannon|
Portable Ion Cannon
|Physical and technical specifications|
4 Ion bolts
300 meters (maximum)
|Usage and history|
The Equalizer was designed as a means for Imperial Army troopers and Stormtroopers to combat armored vehicles, especially those equipped with shielding. When in use, the cannon's sensors calculated the target's range, speed, and angle of deflection, and fed this data to the weapon's microcomputer to determine each shot's flight angle. When hit by the Equalizer's highly charged ion bolts, the target vehicle suffered severe power shortages, particularly its shielding, leaving the target vulnerable to further attack. In the case of smaller vehicles, the entire electrical system would be fused from a single hit.
The Equalizer saw widespread use, especially among garrison forces, and could be used against low-flying aircraft.