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Capacity 30-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Fire Mode Semi-Automatic or Fully Automatic at 850 RPM
The C8A3 is the compact rifle of the Canadian Army issued to specialists in need of a more compact weapon. It features the same features as the C7A2 but includes a heavy duty barrel.
~ In-game description

The C8A3 is a carbine featured in Squad. It was introduced in the Alpha 15.3 update with the Canadian Army.[1]

General Information[]

The C8 is a carbine variant of the C7 assault rifle.


  • The C8A3 is available to the Canadian Army in several variants:
    • C8A3 with iron sights - most basic variant, used by Lead Crewmen, Crewmen, Lead Pilots, and Pilots.
    • C8A3 with iron sights + Foregrip - equipped with a foregrip for better controllability, used by Squad Leaders (kit #1).
    • C8A3 + ET552 + Foregrip - equipped with a holographic sight and foregrip, used by Squad Leaders (kit #2).
    • C8A3 + C79A2 + Foregrip - equipped with the C79A2 ELCAN scope and foregrip, used by Squad Leaders (kit #3).
    • C8A3 + ET522 - used by Heavy Anti-Tank roles (kit #1).
    • C8A3 + C79A2 - used by Heavy Anti-Tank roles (kit #2).
  • The C8A3 magazine holds 30 + 1 rounds.
  • Can be fired on automatic or semi-automatic.
  • It shares the same firing sound as the C7A2.
  • Prior to B20, the C8 alongside the C7 were the most controllable infantry weapons in the game, giving Canadian infantry an immense advantage in firefights.
  • As of B20, the C79A2 ELCAN scope can now be adjusted to fit different ranges. By default, it's ranged for 200 meters and can be ranged up to 800 meters. This makes the Canadian Army the only faction in the game with adjustable rifle scopes aside from their sniper rifles.


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