|Imperial Repeater Rifle|
|Physical and technical specifications|
|Usage and history|
The Imperial Repeater Rifle, also known as the Imperial Repeater Gun or Autogun, was a type of repeating blaster prevalent during the time of and immediately after the Galactic Civil War. The weapon was originally developed by Moff Rebus as a prototype weapon for the dark troopers, but was later replaced by the assault cannon.
A fast and highly accurate ranged weapon used by only the most elite stormtroopers, it featured two firing modes: single shot mode or a slower tri-shot burst in triangular configuration. The tri-shot mode was powerful against Jedi, as they could only block one or two bolts with their lightsaber, and one would always get through.
Though the weapon was powerful indeed, its main flaw was that it wasted ammunition extremely quickly. This was probably the reason that the weapon was eventually replaced with the Imperial Heavy Repeater.
Behind the scenesEdit
According to Justin Chin, the Phase II dark trooper was originally going to carry a Imperial Repeater with a ribbon chain clip to an ammo pack slung in the back. However he doesn't make clear if 'originally' refers to the game designers' (oou) or the Imperials' (iu) intention.
The 'Dark Trooper Weapon' Katarn finds in the second level of the game matches indeed a Repeater Rifle in appearance.
The resource files for Dark Forces contain an animation labelled "IDTGUN", corresponding with a single IDTGUN sprite which is the prototype weapon the player recovers. However, the DTGUN animation is a placeholder animation of a simple character jumping.
- Star Wars: Dark Forces (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
- Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith