Morita MK III
Type Assault Rifle/ Grenade Launcher
Service History
Introduced Early in Second Bug War
Users FederationFlag United Citizen Federation
MI flag small Mobile Infantry
Wars Second Bug War
Production History


Produced Unknown

The Morita III Assault Rifle is the the standard Mobile Infantry rifle in use during time in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. Morita III's are made up of an assault rifle and a grenade launcher combined in one compact package. They replaced the older Morita II Assault Rifle and E-pulse 44 Rifles in all known combat theaters. Though a bit bulky due to its size and shape, the weapon is nevertheless a deadly and effective weapon in the hands of a skilled trooper.

Specs Edit



Spec of Morita III

  • Operation = Rotating breech electronic pulse action
  • Caliber = 10mm x 50 caseless
  • Cyclic = 900rpm
  • Capacity = 95 - 99 rds
  • Max Range = 1500m.

Grenade LauncherEdit

  • Operation = Gas operated, electronic primed
  • Caliber = 30mm x 71 grenade
  • Cyclic = 15 rpm
  • Capacity = 4 x 1 rds
  • Max Range = 180m.

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • The Morita III rifle props are built around the Vektor R4/R5 series of rifles; the South African version of the Israeli Galil ARM rifles (both the R4 and the Galil are based on the Kalashnikov AK-47 automatic rifle). Casings are ejected rather obviously from the rifles when they're fired, but whether this was intentional or not is unknown.
  • Judging by the description, the Morita operates similarly to the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens - electric pulse-ignited caseless 10 mm assault rifle with a max capacity of 99 rounds with an underslung 30 mm launcher. The only differences are that the M41A features a manual action for the launcher and a shorter (10x24 mm) cartridge.

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