Heavy Repeating Blaster
Description: Crew-served tripod-mounted
Repeating Blaster Cannon. Minimum 2-man crew, Infantry
portable, separate power generator/cooling unit
The E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster takes its name from
"Emplaced Weapon, Heavy Blaster", and is standard
equipment for many Imperial Army and Stormtrooper units
throughout the galaxy. The Rebel Alliance, operating
as it did with any weapons that it could beg, borrow or
steal, regularly gained possession of E-Webs from capturing
on the field of battle, raids, and theft of supplies.
The E-Web is a support weapon, pure and simple.
Capable of transportation by two crewmembers (although the
load is frequently shared between more for ease and speed of
movement), the weapon comprises of the cannon, a sturdy
tripod, and a Eskoan combination power generator/cyrogenic
cooling unit (visible above). The weapon is equipped
with Starvision and IR sensors for night use, and
incorporates a comm unit for co-ordinating fire with other
E-Web crews if regular command channels fail or are jammed.
E-Web is used almost exclusively for planetside special
operations, since its large size makes it impractical for
use just about anywhere else. The rapid, heavy
firepower is ideal for ambushes and assaults against just
about any target up to and including AT-ST Scout Walkers.
their large size, and ready availability (they can always
steal replacements from the Imperials), E-Webs are
frequently abandoned (usually booby-trapped) once their
usefulness on a given mission has expired - Lynx troopers
are trained to abandon the weapon when speed is of the
essence (as it frequently is).