Much like it's predecessor, the Laser Carbine, the Plasma Carbine is a powerful two-handed weapon and looks much like a P90 Assault Weapon furthermore useful at close range. Firing 3 plasma bolts per shot, it does more damage per shot than the Plasma Rifle, it gives a greater chance of reaction fire, and each shot consumes fewer AP's. Unfortunately, it shares the abysmal range of its predecessors, with the lowest range of all the ranged weapons. The Plasma Carbine is a good breaching weapon, useful in the close environment found inside buildings or UFOs. However, a soldier armed with a Plasma Carbine who is caught in the open will be a weak combatant.