M1A1 Carbine Para
cope with the the "blitzkrieg" German strategy, the
U.S. military decided to equip their troops with a lightweight
semi-automatic running mode rifle.
engineers have worked on this weapon, including David M. "Carbine"
Williams. The Winchester company was responsible for making the
Its main performance lies in its weight (2.50
kg), allowing officers and radio operators to have a light and
handy weapon. But its small size greatly reduces the lethal effect
of its bullets.
The semi-automatic mode is also one of the strengths of the M1
Carbine, which was used during the Korean War and part of that
Carbine Para, developed thanks to the USM1 Carbine plans, was
designed for airborne troops since it was equipped with a folding