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M2A Carbine
Production information


Technical specifications
  • Barrel
    • 440 mm
  • Weight
    • 3.1 kilograms (unloaded), 3.8 kilograms (loaded)
  • Length
    • 610 mm
Magazine Size

40 rounds

Fire Mode
  • Semi-Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Burst
Ammunition Type

6.8x32mm M76 SAP



Rate of Fire

900 rounds per minute


600 metres (780 meters with scope)


890 metres




The M2A Carbine is a small, rugged carbine, designed for use as a smaller, lighter alternative to the MA6A Individual Combat Weapon System. It swaps incapacitation powers of larger calibre weapons for portability and longevity of fire.


The ideal use of the M2A Carbine is in supportive, high movement scenarios, utilising smaller calibre caseless ammo for higher volume cartridges, enabling prolonged suppressive fire. To this end the weapon is often used by special forces, for its ease of portability without compromising lethality. It is primarily used by special forces, specialists, weapon operators, scouts and pathfinders. Lighter than the MA6K carbine, and with a high capacity magazine, it lacks its stopping power.


The weapon is gas operated, breech chambered rifle. Despite being caseless, it has a manual ejection port for removing rare instances of jammed munitions. The weapon is loaded by inserting the stacked magazine into the receiver port at a 45 degree angel then pushing the magazine to the closed position. To eject it, the user has to push the magazine ejection button, positioned just behind the magazine, ejecting sideways to allow for the empty magazine to be removed, and the fresh magazine placed in it. It has two ejection buttons, on the left and right, which will eject it to the left or right, facilitating right or left handed users. The weapon is then cocked by a ambidextrous cocking handle. When fired, the bolt travels down the receiver rather than backwards to absorb recoil and direct it away from the shooter. It has fully adjustable and removable day/night iron sights. The weapon can be fitted with a Rail Interface System, featuring one receiver rails, one rail under the barrel, then two to each side of the barrel.

The weapon is with a manoeuvrability enhancing ergonomic design and made from carbon fibre with a reinforced polymide matrix shell and an adjustable polymer stock.

UNSC Comments

"I was a medic over at Linna. I saw some pretty terrible stuff there but my carbine kept me safe the whole time."

"The carbine is great because its so damn adaptable. It can be used as a PDW, as a support rifle for fire teams, as a close assault weapon for assault teams, as a compact weapon for mobile infantry. You got a role, apart from sniper and tank buster, and it'll do it."

Individual and Crew Served Weaponry of the UNSCDF


M6L Personal Defence Weapon System | M57 Pistol | M98 Compact | M19 Modular Pistol

Submachine Guns

M20A Submachine Gun | M12 Special Operations Carbine | M8Z Submachine Gun

Assault Rifles, Carbines, and Battle Rifles

MA6A Individual Combat Weapon System | M2A Carbine | M81 Special Purpose Carbine | M55C Enhanced Battle Rifle

Designated Marksman Rifles

M396 Designated Marksman Rifle | M97 Special Purpose Rifle | M113 Special Purpose Rifle

Machine Guns

M397 Individual Automatic Rifle | M739C Squad Automatic Weapon | M122 Light Machine Gun | M247B2 General Purpose Machine Gun | M247H2 Heavy Machine Gun | AIE-486K1 Heavy Machine Gun | M343A3 Heavy Machine Gun | M780 Special Purpose Machine Gun

Sniper Rifles

M22 Scout Rifle System | M818D Enhanced Modular Sniper Rifle System | M1091 Sniper Rifle System | Sniper Rifle System 99G-S6 Anti-Materiel | M99CA1 Special Application Scoped Rifle | M133 Precision Anti-Materiel Energy Weapon System


M45F Close Assault Weapon System | M108A1 Close Assault Weapon System | M77 Extreme Close Quarters Combat System

Energy Weapons

Weapon/Anti-Vehicle Model 6B Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle | MX4 Light Support Weapon | M921 ARC

Non-Lethal Weapon

M2 Threat-Negation Device | MX9 Pulsed Energy Projectile System | M39 Long Range Tranquillizer Rifle

Missile and Rocket Launchers

M41B2 Medium Anti-Vehicle/Assault Weapon | M899 Light Anti Armour Weapon | M57 Light Multipurpose Assault Weapon | M1 Multiple Launch Rocket System | M25 Underslung Rocket Launcher

Grenade Launchers

M319N Individual Grenade Launcher | M23 Multiple Grenade Launcher | M363B RPD | M460C Automatic Grenade Launcher | M556 Counter Defilade Grenade Launcher | M24 Underslung Grenade Launcher | M26 Grenade Launcher Module


M71 Mortar | M78 Mortar | M81 Mortar


M117 Light-Weight Field Howitzer

Sentry Guns

M55 GUARD DOG Sentry Gun | M601 GARGOYLE Sentry Gun


M9 Dual Purpose/High Explosive Grenade | M2 Anti-Materiel Grenade | M70 Flash Bang Grenade | M43 Smoke Grenade

Anti-Personnel and Anti-Armour Mines

M320 Anti-Tank Mine | M341 Anti-Tank Mine | M362 Anti-Tank Mine | M121 Bounding Anti-Personnel Mine | M127 Anti-Personnel Mine

Explosive Devices

C-7 Foaming Explosive | C-13 Gertex | C-14 Plastic Explosive | C-15 Liquid Explosive | M303 Thermite Cord | M311 Detonation Cord | M382 Special Munition Attack Charge (Kinetic) | M390 Breaching Charge | M394 Clearance Charge | M404 Special Lightweight Attack Munition | M366 Demolition Charge | M376 Satchel Charge | M379 Explosive Pack

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