Morita Mk3

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Morita Mk3
Standard Issue Assault Rifle
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Details

Classification Assault Rifle
Manufacturer Morita Arms Company
Calibre 10x50mm Caseless
Standard Capacity 100 rounds
Effective Range Medium
Weight 6kg
Length 795mm (31in)

Overview

The Morita III is an electrically operated caseless assault rifle, and the standard issue weapon of the Mobile Infantry.

Known for its ease of use and flexibility in the field, it is one of the most common weapons seen on the battlefield.


History

During the first phases of its gradual deployment, the Morita III was met with skepticism from the rank and file troopers. Lacking the durability of the Morita I it replaced, concerns quickly rose about the reliability of its firing system.

After several quick revisions to the design by Morita Arms, its field performance eventually overcame the initial concern, and the following phases of its deployment occurred more smoothly.

One incident of particular note involved Bravo Company of the 311th Infantry, who were issued an entire batch of faulty Mk3s. After deploying against arachnids, their weapons failed after only a few hundred rounds. Rounds cooked off in overheated weapons, and became jammed, leaving troopers maimed and defenceless. The Morita Mk3 is still considered suspect by members of the 311th, despite none of the original troopers involved remaining in the service.



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