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9118 heavy carbine
Production information
Manufacturer

N'Gant-Zarvel

Model

9118

Type

Blaster rifle

Cost

990 credits

Physical and technical specifications
Size

Medium

Weight

2.7 kg

Usage and history
Era(s)

The 9118 was a heavy carbine design manufactured by the Rodian owned N'Gant-Zarvel corporation. Sporting a short barrel, the weapon was known for its ease of use, stopping power and exceptional range (for a carbine). This weapon cost 990 credits. This carbine saw its primary use in the field as the preferred service weapon of special forces and guerrilla fighters, despite the loud, "thumping" sound it produced when it was fired.

Behind the scenes

The Arms & Equipment Guide incorrectly labels the image of an EE-3 carbine rifle as a N'gant-Zarvel 9118. The canonical image of the 9118 is presented above.

It appears that this weapon, at least in name, was inspired by the Mosin-Nagant rifle, a famous bolt-action rifle used by Russian troops during both World Wars. Note, especially, that '9118' is a transposition of the digits 1891, the year the Mosin-Nagant first entered service.

This weapon appears to be based on the M79 grenade launcher used by the United States during the Korean War. Both the short, wide barrel and the distinctive "thumping" sound are characteristics of both guns.

Appearances

Sources


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