M1 carbine

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M1 "Carbine"
Type Semi-automatic carbine
Caliber .30 carbine
Feed System 15 Round detachable Box Magazine
Muzzle Velocity 607m/s
Maximum Effective Range 300m


Before the Second World War, the US Army found that the M1 rifle was not suitable for most support troops. Therefore the US army decided to design new weapon with more firepower than a pistol and one that weighed less that a M1 rifle and Thompson submachine gun. After a selective process the M1 designed was picked. Firing a .30 Carbine round It came in two basic versions the M1 Carbine and the M1A1 Carbine with a folding stock intended for paratrooper use.

The M1 Carbine proved to be popular with the majority troops who praised it for its light weight, small size and its firepower particularly with those troops who weren’t issues a M1 rifle as their main weapon.

The M1 would continue to see service after the end of the Second World War and was still in limited use by Vietnam.

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See Also

Infantry Weapons of Battleground Europe

American Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle ·Browning M1919A6 . BAR · M1903 Springfield · M1 Garand ·M1 carbine ·M1A1 Thompson · M3A1 Grease Gun · Mk 2 Fragmentation_Grenade · M8 Smoke Grenade · LG 50 mm mortar · M1911 Colt · M9 Bazooka

British Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · Bren Mk II LMG · Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I · M1928 Thompson · sten Mk II · No.36 Mills Bomb · No.77 Smoke Grenade · 2 inch mortar · Webley Pistol · PIAT

French Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · FM 1924/29 LMG · Fusil MAS mle 1936 · Fusil MAS mle 1940 · Fusil mle 1886 M93 "Lebel · MAS.38 · Grenade à main offensive modèle 1915 · Grenade fumigène · LG 50 mm mortar · Pistolet mle 1935S · M9 Bazooka

German Weapons

Panzerbüchse 39 · MG-34 · Karabiner 98k· Gewehr 43 · Gewehr 41 · FG42 · STG44 · MP-40 · MP34 · Stielhandgranate 24 · Nebelhandgranate 39 · Granatwerfer 36 · Luger P08 · Panzerschreck 54

Italian Weapons

Beretta Model 38 · Carcano Modello 1891

Universal Weapons

Ammo Resupply Pack · Combat Knife · Satchel Charge