The A280 Blaster Rifle is a blaster rifle produced by BlasTech Industries, and was considered to be one of the best armor-piercing blasters produced during the time of the Galactic Civil War.
Though much heavier than Imperial-issue rifles such as the E-11, the A280 is a sturdy weapon and is reputed to be able to cut a fully-armored stormtrooper in half at medium range. This weapon, along with its predecessor, the DLT-20A, are marketed as longblasters.
The A280 is different from the DLT-20A in that its galven circuits are clustered near the focusing crystal, giving the weapon a slight bulge at the midsection. This provides the A280 with more power over a longer range, but cuts back on its overall accuracy.