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[[File:M4-Transparent-1-.png|thumb|266px|right]]The M4A1 Carbine is a carbine version of the M16 Assault Rifle, which is based on the [[AR-15 ArmaLite]]. It was one of the Long-Range weapons of the [[Green Beret]].
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[[File:M4-Transparent-1-.png|thumb|266px|right]]The '''M4 Carbine''' is a carbine version of the M16 Assault Rifle. It was the Medium Range weapon of the [[US Army Rangers]], and the M4A1 variant was one of the Long-Range weapons of the [[Green Beret]].
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
'''Weight:''' 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg) empty
 
'''Weight:''' 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg) empty
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'''Feed System:''' 30-round box magazine.
 
'''Feed System:''' 30-round box magazine.
 
==Uses==
 
==Uses==
The M4A1 is a fully-automatic variant of the basic M4 Carbine intended for special operations use. It is especially favored by counter-terrorist and special forces units for close quarters combat because of its compactness and firepower. These features also make it useful for urban warfare.
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The M4 is the carbine version of the M16 assault rifle. It is especially favored by counter-terrorist and special forces units for close quarters combat because of its compactness and firepower. These features also make it useful for urban warfare. The M4 can be set to semi-automatic or three-round burst, while the M4A1 has the ability to go fully automatic.
 
[[Category:Modern Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Modern Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Firearms]]
 
[[Category:Firearms]]

Revision as of 21:53, 19 September 2011

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The M4 Carbine is a carbine version of the M16 Assault Rifle. It was the Medium Range weapon of the US Army Rangers, and the M4A1 variant was one of the Long-Range weapons of the Green Beret.

Description

Weight: 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg) empty

6.9 lbs (3.1 kg) with 30 rounds

Length: 33 in (838mm) with stock extended

29.8 in (257mm) with stock retracted

Barrel Length: 14.5 in (368mm)

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO

Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt

Rate of Fire: 700-950 rounds/min

Muzzle Velocity: 2900 ft/sec (884 m/sec)

Effective Range: 550 yds (500 m)

Feed System: 30-round box magazine.

Uses

The M4 is the carbine version of the M16 assault rifle. It is especially favored by counter-terrorist and special forces units for close quarters combat because of its compactness and firepower. These features also make it useful for urban warfare. The M4 can be set to semi-automatic or three-round burst, while the M4A1 has the ability to go fully automatic.

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