The M1 Carbine - Weapon (Paperback)
  • The M1 Carbine - Weapon (Paperback)
zoom

The M1 Carbine - Weapon (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator), (illustrator)
£13.99
Paperback 80 Pages
Published: 20/11/2011
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781849086196
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Making Of The Atomic Bomb
Added to basket
Ship Spotter’s Guide
Added to basket
Cockleshell Heroes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Tank War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Tank Spotter’s Guide
Added to basket
Japanese Tanks 1939–45
Added to basket
British Aircraft Carriers 1939–45
Added to basket
Britain's War Machine
Added to basket
Spetsnaz
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Bolt Action: Tank War
Added to basket
Spitfire Manual 1940
Added to basket
Cold War: East Anglia
Added to basket
Plane Spotter’s Guide
Added to basket
Command and Control
Added to basket
Celtic Warrior
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Hiroshima Nagasaki
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: