REBEL TROOPER BLASTER
Comments:Fiercely defending the cause of freedom and individualism, the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance would lay down their lives to protect Princess Leia and her starship. In the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, Rebel troopers do just that?wielding their blaster pistols in a desperate attempt to fight off the faceless enemy Stormtroopers who overrun Leia Organa?s starship. The Rebel blaster was the first Star Wars weapon to appear on-screen and was modeled after a 1950?s British submachine gun (also the model for the Stormtrooper blaster). Like all blaster pistols in the Star Wars trilogy, it fired bursts of searing light-based energy called bolts.
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