Description: The DLT-20A (also called a "longblaster" or "longbarrel") was a blaster rifle manufactured by BlasTech Industries sometime before the Galactic Civil War.
The BlasTech DLT-20A blaster rifle was a long-barreled rifle (sometimes referred to as a "longblaster") with a top-mounted rangefinder and electronic sight. It had automatic and semiautomatic settings and a rate of fire very close to that of the DC-15A blaster rifle and other longblasters. This was one of the few blaster models produced with a magnatomic adhesion grip, keeping the weapon firmly in the wielder's grip and making him or her more difficult to disarm. With additional collimating rings and longer conduits of galven circuitry, these rifles have improved consistency in their shots.
The DLT-20A required a power pack, which could hold 30 shots. The weapon cost 1,300 credits to purchase, but its sale and use was restricted to legitimate military organizations and police forces.
The DLT-20A was similar in design to the BlasTech A295 blaster rifle and the E-17d sniper rifle favored by the Rebel Alliance. From the design of the DLT-20A came the A280 blaster rifle.
The DLT-20A was primarily used by mounted troops, especially Republic recon patrols that used local planetary wildlife as their mounts. They favored this rifle since the ability to hit a foe at a great distance was highly valued in their reconnaissance missions.
This weapon was later commonly used by the stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire when other standard-issue blasters proved to lack long-range accuracy. The notorious droid bounty hunter IG-88 was also known to use this weapon. Because of its high precision, the DLT-20A was often a prized weapon on the black market.
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