"While often joked about, people forget that these were the main rifle used in Exilion, and I think they deserve a little more love."
-CLA Private Szajowski, regarding the M489
The M489 first appeared in 2189, as an upgrade of the M4 Carbine, recieving upgrades similar to those recieved by the AK-93. It became the CLA 's main carbine for stormy and dust-ridden environments when visibility was low, even becoming utilised by the UNCE until the creation of the C-Series . It was largely phased out between the end of the Exilion Wars and the Imperium, though the Human-S'pher war has seen increased demand for them. It fires a 31 round 7.62x51mm IMPS magazine.
|Melee Weapons||Dragon Teeth - Energy Blade - Combat Knife|
|Pistols||M930 - HP-Series - AP2 Pistol - PK30 - C3PS|
|Submachine Guns||S-Series - PK303|
|Carbines||C-Series - PK40 - M489 - HP2-PPC|
|Assault Rifles/ Battle Rifles||M231-Series - M416-Q - PK-M4 - BR-620 Battle Rifle|
|Light Machine Guns||M236-SAW - L6-Series - M497|
|Heavy Machine Guns||H3-Series - M423-O - HM21 - XM424(II) - BFCG-I|
|Designated Marksman Rifles||R5-Series - R65|
|Sniper Rifles||Railguns (RG-N7(X) - 50APH - PK90 - R130|