ARCUS-94

Notes: This Bulgarian pistol was designed for export. Also known as the Belitza, it is a 9mm Parabellum-firing design based on several Browning pistols, especially the Hi-Power series. Several variants are available, such as a steel frame, molded rubber grips, and even gold plating or stainless steel plating.

The ARCUS-98DA is a fairly recent development of the ARCUS-94. The trigger action has been changed to double-action, the weapon is lighter, and the magazine capacity is larger. It is otherwise identical to the ARCUS-94. A still later development is the ARCUS-98DAC; this is a compact version of the ARCUS-98DA, with a barrel 4 inches long as opposed to the 4.7-inch barrel of the ARCUS-94 and 98DA. As with many pistols exported to the US during the Assault Weapons Ban period, they were at first sold in the US only with 10-round magazines, but after the sunset of those laws, larger-capacity magazines were again available in the US.

Through use of a parts kit, the ARCUS-98DA is able to fire .22 Long Rifle cartridges; this is normally done to reduce the cost of training. The slide, barrel, and magazine are replaced by the parts in this kit.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This Bulgarian pistol was first designed for export, but was soon pressed into service use when the Twilight War picked up, particularly among Bulgarian officers. The gold-plated models were popular with Bulgarian generals. The ARCUS-98DA is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline, nor is the ARCUS 98DAC.

Merc 2000 Notes: This weapon did well among civilians on both sides of the Atlantic.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

ARCUS-94

9mm Parabellum

0.97 kg

8, 10, 13

$245

ARCUS-98DA

9mm Parabellum

0.95 kg

8, 10, 13, 15

$245

ARCUS-98DAC

9mm Parabellum

0.91 kg

8, 10, 13

$240

ARCUS-98DA Trainer

.22 Long Rifle

0.89 kg

8

$126

Trainer Parts Kit (Including Magazine)

N/A

0.32 kg

N/A

$62

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

ARCUS-94

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

ARCUS-98DA

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

ARCUS-98DAC

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

ARCUS-98DA Trainer

SA

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Arsenal P-MO1

Notes: This pistol, bearing a marked resemblance to the Walther PP, is designed for short-range shootouts and as a backup weapon. The barrel is of good length, however, and it is capable of some decent-range shooting, though the light weight makes the P-MO1 buck. The P-MO1 is a double-action weapon with blowback operation, and has an attachment point for a laser aiming module. Several finishes are available: natural metal, blued, shiny chromed, and matte chromed.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This pistol does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Merc 2000 Notes: As with the ARCUS pistols, Bulgaria did a thriving business in this weapon on both sides of the Atlantic.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

P-MO1

9mm Makarov

0.67 kg

8

$147

P-MO1

.380 ACP

0.67 kg

8

$140

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

P-MO1 (9mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

P-MO1 (.380)

SA

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9