The SE-14r, sometimes referred to as the Imperial repeating pistol, was an upgrade of the standard BlasTech Industries SE-14 blaster pistol, produced for Imperial officers, stormtroopers, pilots, and other crew. It was considered a backup weapon to the standard-issue E-11 blaster rifle.
Behind the scenesEdit
The SE-14r is from publicity photos for A New Hope and not actually seen in any of the films, however, a similar blaster not in Imperial service, the SE-14C is seen being used by Dr. Evazan in the Mos Eisley cantina.
In the Star Wars: Battlefront video game series, the blaster is the sidearm for the Confederacy of Independent Systems, indicating it may have been used prior to the rise of the Empire. It is also used as a sidearm by the Empire, but only in the PlayStation 2 versions of the games. In the PC and Xbox versions, it is replaced by the scout trooper blaster pistol.
For some reason the SE-14r is the standard Imperial infantry weapon in Star Wars: Empire At War and its expansion, being used by stormtroopers in urban, forest, swamp, and temperate environments, and by Imperial Field Commanders and Scout Troopers in all environments, and is also out of scale, being roughly the same size as an E-11 Blaster Rifle despite its blaster pistol status.
In Hasbro's Clone Wars line, the General Lothsome figure is supplied with an SE-14r blaster pistol.
- Star Wars Battlefront: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide