|Type||Pistol / Carbine / Rifle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC|
|Variants||9mm Pistol, Type 21/21S Pistol, Type 97/97S Pistol, Type 97S Rifle, 9mm Carbine, Top Loading Carbine, Flat-Top Carbine, .22 Rimfire Rifle, Model 4, Type R21 Rifle|
|Muzzle velocity||1,750 feet (530 m)/s|
|Feed system||Various STANAG Magazines.|
The Carbon 15 is a family of lightweight, magazine-fed pistols, carbines, and rifles developed by defunct USA weapons manufacturer Professional Ordnance, with the design picked up after some time by current manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms.
The Carbon 15 line of weapons are closely based on the ArmaLite AR-15 design. They are distinguished by their carbon fiber construction, which provides an extremely lightweight frame, which is also extremely durable; chemical, water, and heat resistant. The Carbon 15 line are generally 5.56 caliber weapons, however there are 9mm versions of the Carbon 15 pistol and carbine.
Early in 2009 Bushmaster, the primary manufacturer of Carbon-15 pistols/rifles, has begun to include the ejection port dust cover and forward assist in their Carbon-15 M4 rifles.
- Malaysia: PASKAU
- Peru: Special forces
- Oman: Royal Army of Oman
- Vatican City: Rapid Intervention Group (GIR) of Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City.
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- "Carbon 15 line" bushmaster.com Bushmaster
- Johnn Walter (March 25, 2006). Rifles of the World. Krause Publications. p. 42.
- "Carbon 15 Type 97s" bushmaster.com Bushmaster