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How do Droidekas fire blasters through their shields?

On careful examination, the Droideka's gun turrets appear to extend outside of the defensive shield. When they fire, they either do so with the muzzle precisely aligned with the front of the shield or ...
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How do Droidekas fire blasters through their shields?

Firing through one's own shields isn't a new thing. In The Empire Strikes Back, the Echo Base shield generator (on Hoth) is protecting the base from bombardment, however, the base is still able to ...
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How do Droidekas fire blasters through their shields?

In real world, WWI pilots shot trough their own propeller without any problem at all. So, apart from the above answers pointing to the weapon standing outside of the shields (which all are correct on ...
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How is the WESTAR-34 blaster pistol (used by Jango Fett) powered?

According to Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, a DK reference book published in 2002, the WESTAR-34 blasters have a power cell just above the grip: Since this book was published ...
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How do Droidekas fire blasters through their shields?

In Season 5 Episode 4 of The Clone Wars, which is canon and not part of the EU or Legends, a character jumps through a shield, but when he tries to fire a grappling hook out, it rebounds, ...
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Why aren't stormtrooper blasters capable of rapid-fire?

Because ammunition is limited/costly This answer is helpful here: How are Star Wars blasters properly reloaded/charged/etc.? Tibanna gas is used to create the ammunition for blasters and is mined ...
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Why aren't stormtrooper blasters capable of rapid-fire?

As a supplement to @TheIronCheek's good answer: Heat. According to the Legends Wookieepedia article on blasters, firing the blaster imparted a significant amount of heat to the weapon. From the ...
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What is the small sidearm of Imperial officers?

Tis an RK-3. It was also featured in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017).
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How do Droidekas fire blasters through their shields?

The X-Wings had one way shields, as during the Battle of Yavin, you see and hear the pilots activate deflector shields as they are firing their cannons. Also, keep in mind that the droideka shields ...
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Are Stormtroopers' armor ineffective against Stormtrooper blasters?

Disney Canon - Unless I'm gravely mistaken, Luke uses a Stormtrooper blaster he picked up while rescuing Leia on board Death Star. He shoots several stormtroopers on DS (the clearest instance I recall ...
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How exactly does a blaster bolt kill?

Through a variety of mechanisms Blasters pierce, burn, and cauterize. They also have a decent amount of kinetic force. From Aftermath: A bright light. The bark of a blaster. He cries out in pain as a ...
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How do Droidekas fire blasters through their shields?

I don't have direct canon answer, but these are the possibilities I can think of: In the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, it was explicitly said that those shields can be penetrated with slow ...
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What is the small sidearm of Imperial officers?

Stinger Pistol Also known in Legends as Relby-K23 and unofficially as the Cloud City Pistol. If you look at the following chart taken from the Wookieepedia article on blaster pistols, you can see that ...
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In general, are blasters more powerful in The Force Awakens?

Watching The Force Awakens, it seems like blaster technology has noticeably improved. Many blasters seem to create small explosions capable of affecting multiple targets at a time. Not really. The ...
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In general, are blasters more powerful in The Force Awakens?

As far as I know, there is no published study in canon on the state of military technology or its advancement in the preceding 30 years (or any time period for that matter). However, by drawing ...
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Why do blaster bolts move slower than the speed of light?

Because, Star Wars blasters do not fire laser bolts of light. They fire particle energy beams of gas, Tibanna gas to be precise. http://www.moseisleyspaceport.org/did-you-know-star-wars-blasters-are-...
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