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What are the visual difference between Laser/Blaster/Ion Cannon?

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As the title says... "What are  the visual difference between Laser/Blaster/Ion Cannon?"

So far, on the internet, the only thing I could find is that there isn't anything visually to distinct them from one another

Even some says that the Blasters is a group of weapon that includes Laser Cannon ... which doesn't work in EotE as there are Laser and Blaster cannon mounted on vehicles

 

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I guess it is more about your instinct of what the weapon looks like....

 

Ion Cannon (Need some sort of generator, gun with compressed tube) and Blaster Cannon (mounted on AT-AT and Incom Lanspeeder...big tube) seem more complexes as the Laser cannon may be the simplest gun you can find...

 

Could be hard to represent each one of them on pictures....but will give it a try... (light, heavy, etc)

 

Haven't gotten to Turbo laser Battery yet...guess they are in another book...

 

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22 hours ago, Mefyrx said:

"What are  the visual difference between Laser/Blaster/Ion Cannon?"

So far, on the internet, the only thing I could find is that there isn't anything visually to distinct them from one another

There aren't any. Short story, there are so many makes, models, and designs of each that they only share the most common of features.

22 hours ago, Mefyrx said:

Even some says that the Blasters is a group of weapon that includes Laser Cannon ... which doesn't work in EotE as there are Laser and Blaster cannon mounted on vehicles

It's a colloquialism typically about power output. Lasers cannons and blaster cannons technically work the same, but under a certain power output it's referred to as a blaster cannon.

Kinda like how light machine guns, heavy machine guns, and auto cannons are all more or less the same thing.

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Given the conflicting depictions in the various source material, I've mostly just gone with the colour descriptions from the old X-Wing games; lasers are red, blasters are also red but with shorter "bolts" and a higher rate of fire (Slave 1 vs. Obi-Wan in the asteroid ring in Attack of the Clones) while ion cannons are blue. Imperial turbolasers are green, while Alliance turbolasers are red.

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