Projectile weapons, using ammunition of miniaturized poisoned needles, bolts and darts, were part of the standard armament of the House Troopers and other military forces of the Imperium. The technical revolution caused by the introduction of the Holtzman Shield had made projectile weapons largely obsolete, but were still favoured by soldiers over the more dangerous and less reliable Lasgun. Automated heavy projectile weaponry continued to be installed on military Groundcars, Thopters, Flyers and even Spacecrafts.

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imperial Handgun

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Glossu Rabban's small projector from the 1984 Dune movie

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Atreides gun

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Atreides Handgun

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Atreides light launcher

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Harkonnen Handgun

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Harkonnen Heavy gun

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Sardaukar Rifle

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Sardaukar Pistol

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Fremen Tarpel Gun

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Fremen Needle projector


Sardaukar gun

Known types of Projectile WeaponsEdit

  • cannons - heavy artillery Projectile launchers used by house Harkonnen
  • dartguns - small projectile weapons used by Assassins
  • Fremen gun (Tarpel Gun)
  • grenades
  • Handguns - archaic weapons used by the Facedancers
  • Maula pistol
  • rocket launchers - heavy artillery used by the Fremen and Sardaukar
  • slow-pellet Stunner
  • tiny projectors of poison darts - miniature weapon used by Assassins

Extended UniverseEdit

  • Boltgun
    • Disruptor Gun - anti-robot weapons used by the League of Nobles military
    • Riveting Gun -
  • Bow
    • Crossbow
  • Cellguns - anti-cymek weapons used by the league of nobles
  • Chandler pistols
  • Dart launchers - heavy projectile weapons produced by Richese
  • Disk guns
  • Disrupter guns - heavy and bulky weapons used by the robot guards during the Great revolt
  • double barred cannon
  • Farzee rifle
  • Flechette pistol
  • Heavy weapons - used by Bene Gesserit and Honored Matres Military
    • Projectile Launcher - heavy and bulky weapons used by the robot guards during the Great revolt
      • Large Projectile Launcher - used in the machine crusade by the league of nobles
        • Heavy Launcher - used by the league of nobles military
        • Kinetic Launcher - used by the titans
        • Artillery Gun - Harkonnen weapons firing explosive shells
        • Artillery Launcher - old fashioned shoulder mounted weapon used by the Fremen
          • Siege Machines - deployed by house Atreides
            • heavy siege cannon
        • Weapon Turret
          • Surface-to-Air 'Guns
      • Small projectile launcher - used by post-Leto II Bene Gesserit Military
      • Shoulder Mounted Launcher - old fashioned artillery launcher used by the fremen
        • Explosive Projectiles
          • Rocket Launcher
          • Torpedo Launcher - used by the machine empire
            • virus canisters
        • High Pulse-Projectile launcher
          • Multiple Pulse-projectile launcher
  • light mounted cannon
  • machine guns
  • Needlegun - light handweapons used by the Ixians
    • Stun Gun - weapons carried by League of nobles and Harkonnen military
  • pulse cartridge gun
  • robotic guns -
  • sniper rifles -
  • Stun-ball
  • Stun projector
  • Torpedos


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