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When I saw The Force Awakens, I had some doubts about the new Stormtrooper design, but the variant I liked the most was the 'Heavy Gunner' (see image below).

However, what I quickly noticed was that the things on his chest, which I had assumed were spare magazines, didn't seem to match up with any of the guns the Stormtroopers use. Plus, the boxes are so smooth, I don't see how they could be used for ammunition unless the important bits are facing downwards (and even then, how do you grip them?).

So, since this question about Chewbacca's chest boxes got an answer, I thought I'd ask about these chest boxes here. What are they, what are they used for, if they are magazines what guns do they fit into?

Now with 100% more hand-drawn circles!

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    I found your lack of circles...disturbing – Jason Baker Nov 22 '16 at 15:39
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    @JasonBaker Only a Sith deals in MS Paint. – DaaaahWhoosh Nov 22 '16 at 15:41
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According to The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, they indeed hold ammo:

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Web gear holds extra ammunition

Most likely the ammo is for the Sonn-Blas FWMB-10 megablaster (a.k.a. "big frigging gun") our friend is holding in the image above.

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    Bonus points if you can figure out how the ammo is actually supposed to fit into the gun. – DaaaahWhoosh Nov 22 '16 at 15:40
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    @DaaaahWhoosh I'm not totally sure, but there looks like an ammo slot just in front of the trigger. I'll keep looking – Jason Baker Nov 22 '16 at 15:42
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    Maybe the white part is just a box, and the actual ammo clip is inside? – Steve-O Nov 22 '16 at 19:22

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