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MA5K Assault Carbine
MA5K Assault Carbine
Production information
Manufacturer

Misriah Armoury

Model

MA5K

Type

Carbine

Cost

1,382 cR

Technical specifications
Size

Handheld, Two Handed

  • Length: 73 cm
Magazine Size
  • 30 rounds
  • 60 rounds (Extended magazine)
Fire Mode

Semi- and fully automatic

Ammunition Type

M118 7.62x51mm FMJ-AP

Operation

Gas-operated

Rate of Fire

900 rounds/min

Accuracy

High when fired semi, medium when on full automatic

Range

Short to medium range

Usage
Era(s)
Counterpart(s)
Counterweapon(s)
Affiliation

UNSC Logo TGW 2UNSC
Rebel-Insurrectionist symbol URF

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The MA5K (Kurz) Individual Combat Weapon System, designated the MA43 by the UNSC Army informally known by UNSC servicemen as the Carbine, is a stripped-down model of the standard MA5 assault rifle that has been manufactured by Misriah Armoury since before the Insurrection. Marketed as a compact defence weapon that can still fire the full-powered M118 round, the MA5K sees extensive use in the various special forces of the UNSC, as well as units operating within urban terrain. Modular and more reliable then the weapon that spawned it, the MA5K ultimately suffers from accuracy and control issues that prevents it from being widely adopted by the UNSC's mainline forces.

The MA5K was first introduced in 2443.

Design

The MA5K is a cut-down variant of the standard MA5B assault rifle. The weapon is lighter and easier to carry than larger assault weapons, making it easier to carry.

The MA5K is used almost exclusively for commando operations. It is highly favored because of its light frame, which allows for quick manoeuvring and a less visible profile.

Usage

MA5Ks were not often used for front line duties, but they were used by the Spartan IIIs from 2531 to 2552. In addition, many comandos and high level pilots enjoyed the weapon, commandos for the reasons noted above, and pilots because its small size was more practical in the enclosed cockpit of the fighters they used.