|The BlasTech E-11 .25cm Bore Rifle raised a storm of controversy when it was first released. The brain child of G. W. Patchett was, at the time, the first true rifle in a carbine sized frame and has remained the standard by which others are judged. Baptized in flame during the closing days of the Clone Wars, it is one of the most popular rifles of all time with over 70 billion having been produced.
The basic E-11 can be found almost anywhere. It is the standard isue weapon of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps, and it is one of the most common issue rifles in the Imperial military and the Corporate Sector's ESPOs. They are also in high demand (although heavily regulated) for civilian and corporate sales along with a brisk trade in them on the underground market.
It has proven to be a highly versatile design, spawning a wide number of variations. To make up for the high demand for these weapons, BlasTech has authorized SoroSuub (under the name Stormtrooper One for Imperial sales and Freedom One for New Republic sales) and Merr-Sonn (under the name ISR-1 [Imperial Standard Rifle No. 1]) to manufacture them under license for about 10% of the profit. These three manufacturers are found mixed indiscriminately across the Empire in Imperial stocks. In addition to these, several specialized designs have been spawned.
The basic E-11 is 43.8cm long (with stock folded), and weighs 2.6 kilograms. The power pack housing opens on the left side of the action housing, above the trigger, giving the E-11 a very low profile (useful when shooting prone or from a barricade), with a standard power pack providing 100 shots. The blaster gas chamber containes sufficient supplies for 30 power packs. All moving and/or metal parts are fitted with a corrosion-proof, vacuum-rated, dry lubricant. The top of the receiver has a universal, quick detach sight rail, which comes from the factory mounted with a light, 2X optical scope (which grants +1 to hit when used to aim). The basic, three piece folding stock rides along the left side under the power pack. When ordering from the factory, one may specify that they wish a fixed stock or a one-piece, right-side folding stock at no extra cost.
Range Increment: 30 meters
Weight: 2.6 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: 1d6+1/DC 20
Group: Blaster rifles
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