|Weapon Type||Primary Weapon|
|Rank Prerequisites||Rank 7|
|Damage||33 → 20|
|Range||55 max → 80 min|
|Hip Accuracy|| |
|Sight Accuracy|| |
|Magazine Size||30, 31|
|Fire Modes||Auto & Semi|
|Rate of Fire||750 RPM|
The Heckler & Koch G36C (Gewehr 36; Compact) is a subcarbine variant of the G36 rifle. It was designed as a shorter version of the G36K (K - kurz "short"), the carbine variant of the G36. The G36C has been produced since January 2001.
The G36C has an incredibly short barrel of nine inches, which resulted in some design changes. Such as the gas piston's operating rod, the handguard, and the stock; all shortened for the sake of user's accessibility. The carry handle of the G36K and the G36 contains a 1.5x magnification optic, eventually replaced by a simple picatinny rail carrying handle. The G36C has a set of iron sights as default instead. These traits make the G36C a better weapon for close-quarters-combat, or CQC.
The G36C is very similar to the full size G36 assault rifle, minus the default optic. It has fairly good accuracy and medium recoil per shot. Its damage and range are statistically better than the other carbines and average in the assault rifle category. However, the G36C is more mobile and maneuverable than most assault rifles, due to it being a carbine. The G36C has two fire modes: semi-automatic and fully-automatic.
Its rate-of-fire (RoF) is arguably very well balanced, being in the middle of the spectrum, and not being so high that the recoil becomes difficult to control, but it is not so low that it cannot deliver a good amount of damage. At long range, with its minimum 20 damage, it can neutralize an enemy in five shots, like most assault rifles. This is its main advantage over the other carbines; it has the family's mobility, but with a five-shot-kill (5SK) at long range compared to the usual 6SK for most of the other carbines.
Usage & Tactics
The G36C is closer to an assault rifle than a carbine. It is good at close to mid range combat. When using the G36C with the semi-auto fire mode, it is surprisingly effective at countering Marksman and Recon Class weapons which stray too close, just like its bigger cousin. Currently, it is the only Carbine which has this long range capacity. From 60 studs onwards, it drops to a 5 hit kill, which is lower than the other carbines. This means that around from around 60 to 70 studs, an M4 or the L22 carbine will take less time to kill than the G36C, so it is best to avoid engaging targets at this range. However, at 80 studs onwards, the G36C will be equal to the other carbines, and after 120 studs of range, it will beat every single carbine in minimum damage, save for the SR-3M and AK12C .
The G36C is a very versatile weapon, ranging from tap-firing at longer ranges due to its 5 shot kill, and hip-firing in enclosed spaces. Modified with attachments, the G36C is able to fill most play styles.
Pros & Cons
- Decent RoF.
- Good muzzle velocity for its class.
- Low recoil.
- Good minimum damage.
- Very user friendly play style.
- Fast reload.
- Good long range TTK when compared to other carbines.
- Sharp damage drop off.
- Short minimum range.
- The G36C has been used in several movies and TV series along with the MP5, notably the Batman series (Batman Begins, etc.) and Doctor Who.
- The G36K in the CTE was a carbine like the G36C, but was instead put in the assault rifle category.
- This was possibly due to it being smaller than the G36 but much bigger than the G36C variant.
- The 'C' in its designation is mistaken for "Commando" or "Carbine" - the former term being trademarked by Colt Firearms.
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