Laser cannon

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Two heavy laser cannons point forward on the T-47 airspeeder

Laser cannons were powerful laser weapons that were commonly outfitted to vehicles, starfighters, and starships. A laser cannon could be fixed in place or attached to a turret or ball-mounted swivel, allowing the weapon to aim and fire in many directions.



A single barrel Turbolaser turret on an imperial base.

Starfighters and other small craft that were equipped with laser cannons included the T-65B X-wing starfighter, the BTL Y-wing starfighter, the Phantom, the patrol transports of Coruscant, the Republic attack shuttle, the Lambda-class T-4a shuttle, the A-wing starfighter, the ARC-170 starfighter, the B-wing starfighter, the Republic attack gunships, the Gauntlet fighter, the HH-87 Starhopper, the Hyena bomber, the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor, the TIE fighter, the Grand Inquisitor's TIE Advanced prototype, and the clone Z-95 starfighter.

Starships that were equipped with laser cannons included the Malevolence, the Ghost, Merchant One, the Millennium Falcon, the droid gunship, the Imperial Star Destroyer, the Corona-class armed frigate, the Venator-class Star Destroyer (also known as the "Republic attack cruiser"), the Republic frigate, the Providence-class dreadnought, the Separatist supply ship, Slave I, the stealth ship, the Trade Federation landing ship, the Trident-class assault ship, and the Twilight.

Vehicles that were equipped with laser cannons included the All Terrain Tactical Enforcer or "AT-TE walker," the All Terrain Armored Transport or "AT-AT walker," the All Terrain Recon Transport or "AT-RT walker," the All Terrain Scout Transport or "AT-ST walker," the Gian speeder, the freeco bike, the WLO-5 battle tank, General Grievous' Speeder as well as his TSMEU-6 personal wheel bike, the T-47 airspeeder, and the Umbaran mobile heavy cannon (or "Umbaran MHC").


All Terrain Tactical Enforcers and their many laser cannons

Battle droids that were equipped with laser cannons included the DSD1 dwarf spider droid, the LR-57 combat droid, and the B2 super battle droid which had a double laser cannon built into its wrist.

During a skirmish on Florrum, pirates loyal to their leader Hondo Ohnaka mounted a laser cannon on a tripod and used it to ambush some pirates that had turned against him.[1]

A type of laser cannon that was used as a personal heavy weapon was referred to as a rotary laser cannon, rotating laser cannon, or rotary blaster cannon. Such weapons were used by clone troopers Hardcase[2] and Thorn.[3]

Manufacturers of laser cannons included Sureggi, whose product was on board the Auzituck anti-slaver gunship.[4]


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