The Zebra Assault Carbine, more commonly known as the Zebra Rifle was a pre-war weapon used by the Zebra armies. The Zebra rifle is designed to fire in three shot bursts, making ammo conservation easier, as you cannot waste bullets by spraying. The Zebra Rifle also has the effect of igniting its targets, burning them alive. It was particularly infamous among the ranks of pre-war Steel Rangers for incinerating them inside their Power Armor. Currently Littlepip is the only canon owner of such a weapon, although it's likely the rifle is more commonly found in the zebra homelands.
Zebra Rifles in Side Stories
- In Rangers of Wintertrot, Crosshair uses a Zebra Rifle.
- The Whitecoats from Guise of Chaos have a stockpile of these weapons.
- In False Guilt, Sharpshot owns a unique red colored variant of the weapon named Flash Fire, which not only sets enemies on fire but explodes bullets on impact. This effect is demenstrated on the feral dragon in Chapter 7.
- The Zebra Rifle Littlepip finds is actually based on an amalgamation of two Fallout 3 unique weapons: the rifle itself being a nod to the Xuanlong Assault Rifle: a variant of the Type 93 Assault Rifles used extensively by the Chinese. While both the location the Zebra Rifle is found in and its incendiary effect when firing is based off of the "Zhu-Rong v418" Prototype of the Shanxi Type 17 Pistol, a handheld firearm that was also used by the Chinese.