MA5D assault rifle
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The MA5D Individual Combat Weapon System (ICWS) is an assault rifle used by the United Nations Space Command. Like the rest of the MA5 series, the MA5D is designed and manufactured by Misriah Armory.
The MA5D assault rifle is an air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed, fully automatic bullpup rifle that fires standard 7.62×51mm FMJ-AP ammunition from a 32- or 36-round detachable box magazine. It possesses a built-in ammunition indicator and magnetic compass for orientation similar to that of all other MA5 series rifles. The 2525 model bears few noticeable design differences from the MA5C apart from an integrated muzzle brake, and the overall bulkiness of the newer rifle.
The MA5D ICWS was in limited service use as early as 2525 when it was issued to officer cadets, drill instructors, and security personnel at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science, as well as Spartan Blue Team. It saw continued use throughout the war, though the MA5's B and C variants remained more common. By 2557 the MA5D had become standard issue. It is now favored due to its ruggedness and ability to withstand the conditions that are often faced on frontier colonies.
Removable shroud variant
By October 2558, a newer variant of the MA5D existed with the "p/n 00118-B" body and the serial number of "007230814". This variant had a removable cover worked into the cowling, concealing a "P/N 16309" rail for the attachment of compatible systems, primarily optics. When no optic is present, an integral Projection sight with an emitter embedded directly above the rifle's display screen on the cowling is often leveraged for targeting.
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