The MA5C/VC ICWS Assault Rifle is a vacuum modified version of the standard infantry MA5C ICWS Assault Rifle. The MA5C/VC is different in only a few ways. For one, it has dozens of mirco-thrusters all over the weapon, which link to EABT helmet and T3 Packs to provide suitable counterthrust for recoil when firing in zero-g. Another smaller changed is that the weapon itself is darker colored. Other additions include magnetic couplings to keep the weapon attatched to the user's hands during manuvers, a flash muffler, but no silencer, since none is needed in vacuum. The VC was created around the same time as the MA5C for EABTs to replace the aging MA5B/VC ICWS Assault Rifle, but very few of them left the Sol system. Almost no EABT's outside of the Second battle of Earth had access to them until the war was over.