|MARK III Assault Rifle|
|First Found||Level 5 - Flight Deck|
|Damage||75 per Hit (Magnesium)|
160 per Hit (Penetrator)
|Armor Penetration||50 (Magnesium)|
|Offense Value||4 (Magnesium)|
The MARK III Assault Rifle is a weapon found in System Shock.
This full-sized combat rifle in use in the 2070's is based on the 2064 Interlocutor KR-5.
While the MARK III packs an incredible punch (especially with Penetrator rounds) it suffers from sadly undersized magazines, with less rounds apiece than the clips in all three of the sidearms found aboard Citadel Station. Relying on the MARK III as a general-purpose weapon is thus inadvisable, but it does make an excellent tool for picking off the tougher Cyborgs and Robots. In particular because a MARK III with Penetrator rounds is the most powerful projectile-based weapon in the game, only being surpassed by the TS-04 Laser Rapier in terms of damage output.
|Magnesium Tips (10) - Caseless, caustic slug that maximizes wound damage.|
|Penetrators (8) - High-power rounds that can penetrate 20mm steel armor.|
- Modern assault rifles hold anywhere from 20 to 40 rounds in their magazines and are actually a type of automatic rifle, making the MARK III's low magazine capacity and semi-auto nature a curious design choice: it's technically a carbine.
- The icon and pickup sprite for the Mark III heavily resembles the Russian Kalashnikov AK rifle without the stock, and with green furniture.
|System Shock Weapons|
|Hand-to-Hand Weapons||Lead Pipe • TS-04 Laser Rapier|
|Pistols and Rifles||SV-23 Dart Pistol • ML-41 Minipistol • Magnum 2100 Pistol • AM-27 Flechette • DC-05 Riot Gun • MARK III Assault Rifle • MM-76 Accelerator Rail Gun • RF-07 Skorpion|
|Energy Weapons||SparqBeam Sidearm • DH-07 Stun Gun • SB-20 Mag-Pulse Rifle • ER-90 Laser Blaster • RW-45 Ion Pulse Rifle • LG-XX Plasma Rifle|
|Explosives||Fragmentation Grenade • Gas Grenade • Nitropack • EMP Grenade • Land Mine • Concussion Bomb • Earth-Shaker|
|Cyberspace Weapons||Pulser Combat • I.C.E. Drill|