Carbine

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Generic Carbine
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Generic Carbine
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 5
Size 750mm
Weight 3,125 grams
Cost Cr200
Ammo 6mm bullet, x30 rounds
Manufacturer Various
Generic Carbine

A Carbine (3,125 grams loaded; Cr210; TL-5) is a short type of rifle firing a small caliber round (a 6mm bullet, weighing 5 grams, at a velocity of 900 meters per second). [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A magazine containing ten rounds is inserted into the underside of the carbine, ahead of the trigger guard, and one round is fired with each pull of the trigger. Replacement of empty magazines takes a small amount of time and can be reloaded under fire. Carbine ammunition is not interchangeable with any other type of ammunition. In essence, a carbine is a short rifle, firing a cartridge of smaller, lighter caliber. A sling usually allows the carbine to be carried on the shoulder, out of the way. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 750mm. Weight, unloaded: 3,000 grams (loaded magazine weighs 125 grams). Base price: Cr200 (loaded magazine: Cr10). [3]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The first carbines were a development of TL:4-6 firearms technology to make it possible for a mounted cavalryman, usually mounted on a riding beast, to accurately fire a long arm. Conventional long arms were too difficult for this purpose, so they were shortened to make them easier to wield. Thus, the carbine was born. [4]

Auto Rifles come of age in the TL:4-6 epoch and never become obsolete, remaininguseful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. However, the weapon tends to be superseded by the Automatic Rifle, Assault Rifle, and the ACR. By TL:13-15, Plasma Weaponry and Gaus Rifles tend to predominate. [5]

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Selected Carbine Models[edit]

  1. TL-4 Early Carbine
  2. TL-5 Carbine
  3. TL-6 Carbine
  4. TL-7 Carbine
  5. TL-8 Carbine
  6. TL-9 Carbine
  7. TL-10 Carbine
  8. TL-11 Carbine
  9. TL-12 Carbine
  10. TL-13 Carbine
  11. TL-14 Carbine
  12. TL-15 Carbine

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37-38.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37-38.
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38-39.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak