References from Wikipedia: Carbine Article.
|W1+||Amaji 5mm Sharp||200m (300m with long-barrel)||semi-auto||18 rounds/magazine (variable)||variable (Standard; Long-Barrel)|
Caliber: Amaji 5mm Round
Carbines are essentially pared-down versions of rifles that commonly chamber pistol rounds and favor high mobility for the cost of effective range. In appearance, carbines are usually smaller than full-sized rifles yet, not always, larger than submachine guns. While inferior to their big brother rifles, various militaries and police forces issue these due to the lighter recoil and weight. Even though issued to high-mobility troops and special forces, carbines are also supplied to non-infantry personnel as these are easier to maintain, store and operate. Carbines are often seen in service onboard stations as both cartridge and unit have been adapted to artificial gravity environments. Likewise, they are applied in sensitive areas where high power weapons could bring hazardous results; such as decompression. Nevertheless, one of the key aspects is for police forces is to neutralize a target with a much lower chance of lethal results.
Carbines, either selective-fire or semi-automatic, come in several variations to fulfill specific roles:
- Standard; semi-automatic short-barrel carbines. Common in police forces.
- Long-Barrel; foremost designed from semi-auto carbines to even fulfill designated marksman roles.
- Auto-Carbine; essentially selective/burst/fullauto carbines. Features variable modulations and slots to achieve high mobility. Commonly found in special forces and other military branches. Not to be confused with SMGs which are primarily for close quarters combat only.
Pros: Light, Versatile Ammunition, Easy to Repair, Fast-loading, Light Recoil, Reliable ,Variable, Comfort on fire, Accessible (W1+)
Cons: (Low Range), Low Stopping-Power, Weak, Annoying Arming System, Not Easily Concealable
Primarily focused on arming the defense forces throughout the Kiith Amaj, Suto Arms PDI first tasks was to develop light firearms suitable for the Amaji individuals and artificial gravity environments. While other departments focus on strict military armaments, it was clear that the sophisticated weapons were far too overpowered and complicated for such Amajis as naval operatives and law enforcement units. Aside to the applied physics in artificial environments, the Amaji physique was a serious factor one had to accept. In simple terms, the defense doctrines state that non-military units are leave military situations to the marine units yet must be armed to defend themselves and provide support if needed.
Following the mindset of light weapons, Suto Arms continued on the concept of the previous Amaji utility pistol; while a rather weak, the large variety of exotic rounds proved its use as an essential "tool for non-lethal means". However, it was clear that the civilians serving in dangerous fields would require true means of defense, especially when serving on interstellar vessels. Several intial projects were launched and fully functional units were produced in limited numbers. Unfortunately, time was a factor the department did not have and extensive field tests were deemed to be aborted as the need for arming the Amaji defense forces was becoming a greater matter itself.
Instead, the Kiith Amaji Navy agreed to the suggestion of Urdes Nabaal of Arsec Security. Despite being involved in the military field, Urdes' suggestion was a genuine one. Instead of field testing in the labs and establishments, the Nabaal executive suggested "true field tests" by outsourcing various projects to the actual units in service. Operatives and marines of the Amaji Navy were to test the various sorts of weapons and dispatch reports. Several categories of personal weapon series were issued.
One of these was the 5mm Duty Carbine project with the codename "Subio".
The so-called "Duty Issue" weapons were to be specifically for T1+ Amaji security units and marines and were first weapons with the primary intention of incapacitating soft targets. Knowing that recoil was a serious matter after the results of the 8mm Arsec Mk III, Suto Arms adapted several features to raise comfort. Aside to specific ballistic features of the cartridge, each physical recoil is greatly dampened by the springs within the weapon's shoulder stock. Barrels include subtle muzzle breaks and flash suppressors.
Another aspect of the "Subio" carbine was its modular feature, allowing the user to exchange the barrel system between that of a standard short-barrel and a special long-barrel version with hand guards and other typical features. The weapon also featured an impressive range.
However, with this weapon designed for incapacitating with the Amaji 5mm Sharp ammunition, Suto Arms implemented two safety features - much to the annoyance of seasoned marines.
Attributes and PerformanceEdit
The "Subio" carbine has yet to be fully issued. Doctrines and regulations state that naval operatives are to use the Amaji utility pistol primarily unless was explicitally ordered to use other weapons. However, the "Subio" has found use in the Amaji law enforcement such as the Militia Troopers; the police force of Providence. Reports so far revealed formidable results for Suto Arms to follow the intention of initiating design patents and precise service doctrine. Currently, various live field test projects are being used primarily by the Militar Troopers department, while several specific units were dispatched to the Amaji Navy.
So far, Amaji marines praise it as a decent lightweight carbine - but also complain about its annoying safety features, unfortunately requiring more time for the reload process. Obviously, the 5mm Sharp ammunition is practically incapable of piercing first levels of armor. The only specific difference is that the weapon can be classified for "light designated marksmen" roles.
Appearance: TOVJ Act II, by Militia Troopers in Aaron Salico's marine team.