Question for Snowtrooper Experts

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ShackMan, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. ShackMan

    ShackMan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was asked the other day if I knew the model of gun used/carried by the Snowtroopers in ESB. Can anyone out there answer that?

    Thanks,


    ATM
    ShackMan
     
  2. KevVader

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    ....pretty sure it was based on German MP44.......


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  3. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    as far as i know, the snowtroopers carried the regular E11. many of the rebel troops carried the rifle made from the german sturmgewehr (mp43/44)
     
  4. KevVader

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    ....You're correct....I was thinking of the Rebel Hoth Troops....my bad. :$

    ....the snowtroopers did carry the E 11....that and the big, honkin' E-Web.
     
  5. lonepigeon

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  6. ShackMan

    ShackMan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the info guys. I was asked by someone who mentioned the vintage toy figure having a long rifle ... guys it was only for the toy. Either way, *I* couldn't remember.

    Thanks again,


    ATM
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  7. BLASTER

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    that old kenner snowtrooper came with Kenners version of the mg42. Not acurate for the movie but thats what the toy came with.

    Steven
     
  8. Stormtrooper

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    Yup, that's the one... thanks for the plug Chris :D

    Here are a couple more pics of Snowtroopers carrying E-11 'Stunt' blasters:

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    ***EDIT Whoops, just read Shackman's post about it being the *long rifle* that came with the action figure... not the ESB 'stunt' E-11 blaster :$
    I think it was just another case of Kenner using 'artistic licence' by including the rifle with the Snowtroopers... kinda like the AT-AT Drivers having rifles, despite never seeing 'em in the movie... EDIT***

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  9. ShackMan

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    MG-42 ... that's what the guy said it was (again, based on the figure). Guess he had it right, just not screen-accurate. ;)

    Thanks again guys,


    ATM
    Shack
     
  10. rudolpht

    rudolpht Well-Known Member

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    Interestingly enough, the concept art did have MG-44 like gun
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  11. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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    Great info and great picture rudolpht.

    Thanks for sharing :thumbsup

    Cheers Chris.
     
  12. DarkLordSalvo

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    That kinda looks more like a carbine rifle than an MG-42. I always loved that painting, BTW.
     
  13. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Just to cover the whole subject , Snowtroopers also carried ESB 'Hero' E11, at least one of them :)

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