Boba Fett was an astounding bounty hunter. He was a clone of the galaxy-renowned Mandalorian bounty hunter, Jango Fett.
What’s more, Boba Fett was the only clone who was not altered. As such, he was the only one able to fully retain the knowledge and skills of his DNA template, Jango.
Of course, with this clone being a carbon copy of himself, Jango Fett presumably felt the need to protect and teach him. Thus, Jango raised Boba as though he were his own child.
Boba’s natural inclination for these skills was only intensified under the guidance of his “father”. In the end, Boba loved and admired Jango so much that he was determined to continue his legacy after his passing.
Not only did Boba Fett become one of the best bounty hunters the galaxy has seen (after Jango Fett, of course), but he carried out his many missions while wearing his “father’s” Mandalorian armor.
When we think of Boba’s career as a bounty hunter, one can only imagine the wide range of tactics and weapons he had to use to get the job done. That said, let’s get into the weapons Boba Fett used during his Star Wars appearances.
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As a bounty hunter, Boba Fett was tasked with hunting down the galaxy’s most wanted (and sometimes most dangerous) individuals.
To do this effectively, Fett had an array of weapons, each serving a different purpose. So without further ado, let’s dive into all the weapons used by Boba Fett during his illustrious career.
1. EE-3 Carbine Rifle
The EE-3 was a shorter, more travel-ready version of the original BlasTech Rifle. This weapon was decked out with a short barrel, solid stock, optical sight, and pistol grip.
The EE-3 was an oddity among the carbine models, as it was a single-shot blaster. This meant that it was only capable of releasing one shot, or blast, at any given time. Even so, the EE-3 was a powerful weapon that was tantamount to other rifles of its day.
The EE-3 was one of BlasTech’s most popular weapons, especially since it was one of the few non-military weapons. Initially, this weapon was created for law enforcement. However, as time went on, its low price for standard features appealed to the bounty hunters and guerilla groups.
To that end, the EE-3 Carbine Rifle was used by both Clones and Stormtroopers during the reigns of the Republic and the Empire, respectively.
2. Czerka ZX Miniature Flamethrower
Nothing screams renegade more than a flamethrower. Although small in size and name, the Czerka ZX Miniature Flamethrower still packed a punch.
Its small size meant this flamethrower was easy to carry and conceal. Furthermore, the ZX flamethrower created a five meter (approximately 197-inch) long, conical blast of fire with a diameter of one meter (about 40 inches).
The flamethrower was worn on the wrist of the user and connected to a portable canister through a fuel line.
Jango Fett was the first person to bring this apparatus to fame. Eventually, Boba Fett took over and even used the ZX miniature flamethrower in his impressive escape from the death sentence of the Sarlacc pit.
Seeing the value of the weapon, many other Mandalorian protectors, bounty hunters, and military personnel had ZX miniature flamethrowers installed in their armor.
3. MM9 Concussion Rocket Launcher
The MM9 Concussion Rocket Launcher was an intimidating weapon which had the outstanding ability of computer tracking. This allowed the grenade being launched to follow its target until contact was made.
This made the MM9 Launcher the weapon of choice for bounty hunters. Consequently, for this very reason, this weapon was disliked by the military and law enforcement agencies.
Like the flamethrower, the MM9 Rocket Launcher would attach to the person’s wrist. The MM9 was placed over the back of the hand to avoid people accidentally shooting themselves.
Apart from tracking missiles, the MM9 also had missiles with no tracking ability (known as dumb missiles) and homing missiles. What a homing missile did was lock onto a target and predict its movement beforehand.
From there, the missile could zero in on its enemies and deliver the desired blow.
4. Blaster Pistol
The Blaster Pistol was one of the most common weapons used by almost everyone in Star Wars (whether they were military personnel or simply civilians).
While all Blaster Pistols had the general functionality of being a basic blaster, some were modified with extra functions such as ejecting cables and grappling hooks.
In addition to the basic capabilities, many blaster pistols had a stun function. This allowed the user to immobilize their victim instead of ending their lives.
The Blaster Pistol, just like any other blaster, released plasma bursts, which were called bolts. While it was effective in incapacitating a target, the bolts were also relatively easy to deflect. This could’ve been done with a deflector shield, magnetic seal, or even a lightsaber.
5. BlasTech’s Dur-24 Wrist Laser
Created by BlasTech Industries, the Dur-24 wrist laser is a compact but powerful weapon. This weapon had the power of a full-sized blaster working in tandem with a range of 50 meters (around 165 feet).
Boba Fett added this weapon to his left glove.
We see Fett using the Dur-24 laser when he was tasked with capturing Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. He fired some shots that missed the Jedi. In the end, Boba Fett fell into the Sarlacc pit and Luke Skywalker was left unharmed.
6. The Kneepad Rocket Dart Launcher
Just as the name suggests, Kneepad Rocket Dart Launchers were worn as kneepads and fired rocket darts. This weapon was mainly worn by Jango Fett and later by his son (or rather, his clone), Boba Fett.
In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back, these kneepad rocket launchers made their debut. From that point on, the kneepad rocket launchers made more regular appearances in the franchise.
7. Retractable Wrist Blade
Not unlike those in the popular game series Assassin’s Creed, the retractable wrist blade is a blade hidden in a wrist gauntlet that can be extended or put away at the will of the user.
Jango Fett’s wrist blade was stored in his right glove. His most notable use of this weapon was during his fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi, when the blades helped Fett avoid falling into the Kamino Ocean.
Of course, after adopting his father’s armor, Boba Fett gained access to his retractable wrist blades as well.
8. Mitrinomon Z-6 Jetpacks
Although it is not technically a weapon, the Z-6 Jetpack bears mentioning.
Crafted by Mitrinomon Transports, this jetpack was a staple accessory for the Mandalorians. This was especially popular among the bounty hunters in the group (specifically Jango and Boba Fett).
The Z-6 was meant for personal transportation purposes, but it was also equipped for the user’s protection. The Z-6 had missiles, flight gyros, and even a targeting computer.
This jetpack’s fuel tank contained enough fuel for one minute of use; average use only lasted for three seconds at a time. Each interval propelled the wearer 70 meters (about 230 feet) vertically or 100 meters (approximately 329 feet) horizontally.
Moreover, the Z-6 jetpack had a range of two kilometers (1.24 miles) and could travel at speeds of 145 kilometers per hour (90 miles per hour), though this was dependent on the user’s weight and height.
Of course, no weapon list would be complete without Star Wars’ most famous weapon, the lightsaber.
As we know, the lightsaber was created as a step in a Jedi Knight’s training. The Padawans would venture out to find their specific kyber crystal.
The formerly clear crystal would react to the Jedi’s force energy and change color. From there, the crystal was taken back to the Jedi temple, where the full lightsaber was forged.
Now you may be wondering, since lightsabers were created by the Jedi, how did other people get their hands on them?
Well, in the case of the Sith, they could only acquire their lightsabers by defeating a Jedi and taking the weapon. It would then be drained of its light energy and filled with the Sith’s dark energy.
While it is not exactly clear how Boba Fett acquired his lightsaber, we know that he possessed one of the only double-bladed lightsabers in the galaxy.
Clearly, Boba Fett amassed a plethora of powerful and unique weapons during his career as a bounty hunter. With this in mind, it is no wonder that Boba Fett became one of the most famous and well-respected bounty hunters in the galaxy (after Jango Fett, of course).