Floro Mk 9

Notes: Designed to be simple to maintain and manufacture, the Mk 9 uses largely simple tubular and stamped steel construction, and feeds from existing Uzi-type magazines. Two versions exist: a standard version with a 13-inch heavy barrel and a stock that folds to the right, and one with a 10-inch standard-weight barrel and no stock. Both models have a perforated barrel shroud covering all except the muzzle, either a black or gray phosphate non-reflective finish, a molded black polymer grip (into which the magazine is loaded), and a rear sight over which a reflex-type optical sight may be mounted. Construction is of heavy steel, which is both easier to work and makes for a somewhat heavy weapon that holds down recoil and barrel climb.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mk 9 (Standard)

9mm Parabellum

3.63 kg

25, 32

$357

Mk 9 (Compact)

9mm Parabellum

3.12 kg

25, 32

$298

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mk 9 (Standard)

5

2

2-Nil

3/4

1

2

34

Mk 9 (Compact)

5

2

Nil

2

2

4

22

Floro Mk 19

Notes: This Filipino weapon was designed for use by their police forces in crowd control, and as such is optimized for use with rubber bullets. It can fire conventional ammunition, however. It is inexpensively made from stamped or tubular steel, and is provided with a stock that telescopes in a manner similar to that of the US M-249 SPW. The pistol grip is of black polymer, but this is practically the only non-steel part of the weapon.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mk 19

9mm Parabellum

3.2 kg

25, 32

$287

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mk 19

5

2

Nil

3/4

1

2

18

Floro PDW

Notes: The Filipino firm of Floro developed the Floro PDW at the request of their government, to replace handguns and 9mm submachineguns in some roles in the military and police forces. It is primarily designed for use by rear-area troops, drivers, riot police, and suchlike, and by troops requiring a small weapon for close assaults which is more powerful than the standard 9mm submachinegun. The Floro PDW uses standard M-16 magazines (and can even use C-Mags and MWG drums, though this tends to make the small weapon unwieldy). It can take an optional sound suppressor, though the high speed of the 5.56mm NATO round tends to render this ineffective except as a means of disguising exactly where a shot from the Floro PDW is coming from, and reducing the massive muzzle blast. The Floro PDW uses a patented recoil reduction system which helps mitigate what otherwise could be unmanageable recoil. The receiver has both iron sights and a MIL-STD-1913 rail.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Floro PDW was not actually manufactured until the Twilight War had begun in earnest, but was later exported around East Asia.

Merc 2000 Notes: As above, this weapon was widely exported, though much farther than East Asia.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Floro PDW

5.56mm NATO

2.8 kg

20, 30

$858

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Floro PDW

5

2

1-Nil

2/4

2

6

12