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The M1 Carbine

Author : Leroy Thompson
ISBN : 9781849089074
Genre : History
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In 1938 the US Chief of Infantry requested that the Ordnance Department develop a carbine to be used by service and support troops, artillerymen, machine-gun crews, tankers, mortar crews and other troops not needing the power of the M1 Garand rifle. The development of this new weapon was given an added impetus by Germany's successful use of airborne and glider troops early on in World War II. This caused a fear amongst US officers that troops normally considered 'behind the lines' personnel might have to fight elite German troops and would therefore require a more effective weapon than their standard pistols. The resulting M1 Carbine was a not a shortened version of the standard service rifle but instead a brand-new design chambering a new cartridge. Eventually numerous manufacturers would combine to produce over six million M1 Carbines before the end of the war. This book charts the complete story of the weapon, from its design, to its operational history and its impact upon warfare.

Bruce Canfield S Complete Guide To The M1 Garand And The M1 Carbine

Author : Bruce N. Canfield
ISBN : 0917218833
Genre : Reference
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Collecting The M1 Carbine Ii

Author : Jesse C. Harrison
ISBN : OCLC:56410011
Genre : Firearms
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The M 1 Garand

Author : Tom Laemlein
ISBN : 0974838934
Genre : History
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Part of a six volume series that depicts classic American small arms in training and combat during World War II and the Korean War. This book features duotone images culled from the US National Archives, and presents a look at such fire arms as the M1 Carbine and Garand, as well as the valiant 'dog-faced' infantrymen and tank crews who used them.

The M 1 Carbine

Author : Tom Laemlein
ISBN : 0974838926
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Part of a six volume series depicting classic American small arms in training and combat during the Second World War and Korea. This book features duo-tone images culled from the US National Archives, and presents a look at such fire arms as the M1 Carbine and Garand as well as the valiant 'dog-faced' infantrymen and tank crews who used them.

The M1 Carbine

Author : Grafton Hopkins Cook
ISBN : 1931464006
Genre : Firearms industry and trade
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Ever wonder what the real story is behind the M1 Carbine? Would you like to know who really did most of the work making these fabulous guns? This exciting book will introduce you to companies you have probably never heard of - like the S.E. Overton Company in Michigan. You will meet their peope, see them at work, and come away with a whole new appreciation for the M1 Carbines they made.

M1 Carbine Owners Manual

Author : Desert
ISBN : 0879470135
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The M1 Garand

Author : Leroy Thompson
ISBN : 9781849086226
Genre : History
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The M1 Garand gave the US infantryman a marked edge during World War II. It shot faster and further than enemy infantry rifles and hit harder. No less an authority on killing the enemy than General George S. Patton called the Garand, "The greatest battle implement ever devised.†? At a time when opposing forces were armed with bolt-action rifles, US troops had a highly reliable self-loader. The eight-round clips which were used to load the M1 Garand were, however, viewed with mixed emotions by the troops on the ground. Some Army and Marine Corps troops allegedly felt that the distinctive "twang†? as the Garand's clip was ejected when empty alerted the enemy that the soldiers were reloading and resulted in an attack. But the Garand became the defining mankiller of the war, despite its weight and magazine problems, and many US combat veterans consider it one of the key reasons they survived the war.

United States Infantry Weapons Of The Second World War

Author : Michael Green
ISBN : 9781473827226
Genre : History
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During the arduous campaigns in theatres of war from the Pacific to North West Europe, American infantry weapons played a key role in the eventual victory over the Axis forces. In so doing they earned a special reputation for ruggedness and reliability. In addition to being used by US ground forces they were widely adopted by other Allied nations. Expert author Michael Green puts the full range of small arms, be they rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, pistols, machine guns as well as mortars, anti-tank weapons and close infantry support artillery under the microscope. Many names such as the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) and the incomparable semi-automatic Garand will be well known whereas others (the Johnson Rifle and Reising SMG) are not. The typically informative text completes the wide range of photographic images.

The U S M1 Carbines Wartime Production

Author : Craig Riesch
ISBN : 1882391438
Genre : M1 carbine
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"The book provides a history of the M1 Carbine's development, manufacture and use during World War II, as well as through the Korean War and the war in Vietnam"--Publisher's website.

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