The Empire Strikes Back
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The Empire Strikes Back, also known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, is the 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner, the sequel to the 1977's Star Wars, and the second film in the Star Wars film franchise.
The following weapons were used in the film The Empire Strikes Back:
BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol
The "BlasTech DH-17 blaster pistol" based on the Sterling SMG appears again in The Empire Strikes Back, carried by a few Rebel soldiers on Hoth and a couple of guards on Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer. For this film, the DH-17s were made from real Sterlings (rather than casts of Sterlings) and were usable props that could actually fire. Despite the prop upgrade, the weapon had very little overall screen time during the film.
The DH-17s in the film appear to be made from Canadian C1 Sterlings, as they feature the enlarged and square trigger guards of the C1s.
DL-21 Blaster Pistol (Armalite AR-7)
The DL-21, a modified Armalite AR-7, makes its first definitive appearance in the series in this film. Whereas the original version used in the production of A New Hope featured a basic tube as a grip, The Empire Strikes Back replaced this simplistic grip with a modified Sterling SMG pistol grip and was fitted with a Singlepoint OEG sight. The pistol can be seen being carried by numerous Echo Base Rebel troopers on Hoth, and is also carried by the bounty hunter Dengar.
BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol (Mauser C96)
In this film, the scope on the gun is different from that on the first film (a Hensoldt Wetzlar Dialyt 3x scope), instead of using a 1942-issue M19 brass azimuth-finding telescope sight (or M32, though M19 is identified as more likely by collectors), a device used by the M4 Sherman tank, with a custom scope mount. In scenes where the gun did not need to fire, the blaster is not a real C96: instead, it is built around a "Model 1916 Militarish Pistole," a high-quality replica C96 made by MGC Japan.
Merr-Sonn Power 57 Blaster Pistol (Mauser C96)
BlasTech E-11 Blaster Rifle (Sterling L2A3)
The "BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle", built from the Sterling L2A3, is the standard issue blaster rifle of the Imperial Stormtroopers. IG-88 is also armed with an E-11 blaster rifle. Both Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) also use the E-11 blaster.
BlasTech A295 Blaster Rifle
The "BlasTech A295 blaster rifle" is the standard issue blaster of the Rebel Alliance ground forces. The A295 props were cast from replicas similar to (built from) the World War II-era German Sturmgewehr 44.
EE-3 Carbine Rifle (Webley & Scott Flare Gun)
The "EE-3 carbine rifle" (modeled after the E-11 in-universe), a modified Webley & Scott No.1 Mark 1 Flare Gun, is used by Boba Fett. It has a rather simple-looking barrel in this film, with its distinctive barrel shape only appearing in the next film, Return of the Jedi.
Valken-38 Blaster Rifle (MG42)
Dengar (Morris Bush) carries a Valken-38 blaster made from an MG42 machine gun as his main weapon in the film which is seen in the part where Vader briefs the Bounty Hunters of finding the Millennium Falcon. In the film it has the buttstock and bipod removed.
4-LOM uses an unmodified MG34 as its main weapon in the film.