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UIAC MBR-66 F.O.B. Rifle by Coonass UIAC MBR-66 F.O.B. Rifle by Coonass
This is the f.o.b rifle, primary weapon of the Imperial Army and one of the earliest mainstays of the Black Age universe. The F.O.B. originated when I was in middle school, writing a juvenile science fiction short story that was basically set in the starcraft universe, but used different names for everything. The military units in the story used a laser rifle which I eventually named the F.O.B.

Well, since then, everything has changed except the name. This rifle is, in universe, the most current version of the F.O.B, which has been in service with the imperial army in one form or another for over 300 years. This one is the MBR-66, the last version, the MR-43, can be found here [link] .

The MBR-66 is an updated version of the MR-43, the new ignition system, while slightly less powerful than the 43, is much more controllable and efficient, allowing the average soldier to carry more ammunition, the weapon itself is also lighter, being slightly shorter and implementing several "usability comforts" such as a adjustable stock and pistol grip, better ergonomics, recoil absorbers, stabilizers, accessory rails, and ambidextrous operation. However, true to the Imperial tradition of mixing old technology with new, the 66 retains several features that might seem out of date, such as a transportation safety and as overzealous heat dissipation system. Nevertheless, the 66 is effective as a battle rifle and its long effective range as well as its incredible reliability make it popular with the troops that use it as well as a tactical asset for the generals that send those troops into battle.
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skullmaker66 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome looks like the grip angle is a bit severe
CrazyManiacOmicida Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Cool. In my imagine world this is a tipical design for a weapon in 2100's. Great job!
Ctrl-Alt-Elite Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
based off of a Fallschirmjager gewehr 42? looks similar...
Nar4to Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
it looks like the rifle in District 9

i think they took your idea lmaos o.o
Coonass Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
yeah, well the f.o.b. has been around since 2006, well before anyone even thought about district 9, copyright infringing bastards.
Boxghost102 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Writer
Sue em. Looks better than D9 stuff anyway
TehBlueMelon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like a Spas12 Shotgun. :thumbsup:
Coonass Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
well, I didn't see that one coming, but if you think so more power to you
Nolo84 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Based off the FG-42 Type I, I presume?
Coonass Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
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