The percussive cannon was a massive model of weaponry produced by Tostovin Munitions. The barrel of the weapon was equipped with a reinforced kinetic channeler while the stock had a recoil counterweight calibrator built in. The cannon was also equipped with a targeting sight, although this was somewhat unnecessary given the blast radius of the weapon's particularly explosive bolts. Around thirty years after the Battle of Endor, percussive cannons were considered the latest in black market technology and were used by members of the Guavian Death Gang. Other members of the Guavian boarding party carried sawn-off percussive cannons, which lacked a stock.
Behind the scenesEdit
Percussive cannons first appeared as props in the movie Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens which was released in 2015. The weapons were not identified in the film but received a name in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and released in conjunction with the film.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel (First identified as percussive cannon, simultaneous with Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary)
- The Force Awakens, Part II
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as percussive cannon, simultaneous with Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel)