So the weapon that was used against the fleeing transports when

Admiral Holdo used the hyperspace ramming to destroy Snoke's ship?

The weapon fired a green laser beam and it arched. What's the weapon called?


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The film's official novelisation indicates that the Supremacy is armed with two gigantic turbo-laser cannons.

Veins of illumination ran along the kilometers of its surface to a central command area the size of a major metropolis. And it was armed with giant turbolaser cannons from bow to stern—on both sides.

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition

There's a nice description of how normal turbo-lasers function here. Presumably the ones on Snoke's flagship are much the same, just scaled up.

  • Why do the bolts move in curves? There's no gravity field deflecting the bolts 'down' in the plane of the ship.
    – ifly6
    Commented Jun 9, 2018 at 4:17
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    @ifly6 - The entire chase takes place against the backdrop of a nearby star system. Perhaps that star was close enough to cause the bolts to curve slightly.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 9, 2018 at 7:15
  • does explain the battle of endor :) that was in close proximity to a gas giant
    – Naib
    Commented Jun 9, 2018 at 11:23

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