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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]].
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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]].
 
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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*Weight:
'''Weight:''' 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg) empty
 
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**5.9 lbs empty
 
**6.9 lbs with 30 rounds
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*Length:
 
**33 in (838mm) with stock extended
 
**29.8 in (257mm) with stock retracted
 
*Barrel Length: 14.5 in
 
*Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
 
*Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
 
*Rate of Fire: 700-950 rounds/min
 
*Muzzle Velocity: 2900 ft/sec
 
*Effective Range: 550 yds
 
*Feed System: 30-round box magazine.
   
 
==Uses==
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg) with 30 rounds
 
 
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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==Test==
'''Length:''' 33 in (838mm) with stock extended
 
   
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===In [[Green Beret]] vs [[Spetsnaz]]===
29.8 in (257mm) with stock retracted
 
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The AK74 and M4 were determined to be equal as the users shot all the targets, ending this test as a tie.
   
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===In [[North Korean Special Operations Force]] vs [[US Army Rangers]]===
'''Barrel Length:''' 14.5 in (368mm)
 
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The [[Type 68 AKM|Type 68]] was tested against the M4 Carbine in eliminating six targets inside a command post. Although both rifles completed the test in 30s, the Type 68 used only 13 shots while the M4 used all 30 shots. The edge was given to the Type 68 for its greater stopping power.
 
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[[Category:Modern Weapons]]
'''Cartridge:''' 5.56x45mm NATO
 
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[[Category:Firearms]]
 
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[[Category:Assault Rifles]]
'''Action:''' Gas operated, rotating bolt
 
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[[Category:Even Weapons]]
 
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[[Category:Weapons Used By Multiple Warriors]]
'''Rate of Fire:''' 700-950 rounds/min
 
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[[Category:Final Blow Weapons]]
 
'''Muzzle Velocity:''' 2900 ft/sec (884 m/sec)
 
 
'''Effective Range:''' 550 yds (500 m)
 
 
'''Feed System:''' 30-round box magazine.
 
==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.
 

Latest revision as of 19:58, 7 February 2016

M4-Transparent-1-.png

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[edit | edit source]

  • Weight:
    • 5.9 lbs empty
    • 6.9 lbs with 30 rounds
  • Length:
    • 33 in (838mm) with stock extended
    • 29.8 in (257mm) with stock retracted
  • Barrel Length: 14.5 in
  • Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
  • Rate of Fire: 700-950 rounds/min
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2900 ft/sec
  • Effective Range: 550 yds
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine.

Uses[edit | edit source]

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.

Test[edit | edit source]

In Green Beret vs Spetsnaz[edit | edit source]

The AK74 and M4 were determined to be equal as the users shot all the targets, ending this test as a tie.

In North Korean Special Operations Force vs US Army Rangers[edit | edit source]

The Type 68 was tested against the M4 Carbine in eliminating six targets inside a command post. Although both rifles completed the test in 30s, the Type 68 used only 13 shots while the M4 used all 30 shots. The edge was given to the Type 68 for its greater stopping power.

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