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Perhaps the first U.S. version of an [[assault rifle]], the '''M2 carbine''' was a [[U.S. Army]] weapon, used in the Korean War and World War II, which fired intermediate-power .30 caliber cartridges. It was capable of [[full-automatic (military)|full-automatic]] fire. It is a variant of the semiautomatic [[M1 carbine]] issued to personnel needing a lightweight weapon, rather than issued to most infantry soldiers.

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Perhaps the first U.S. version of an assault rifle, the M2 carbine was a U.S. Army weapon, used in the Korean War and World War II, which fired intermediate-power .30 caliber cartridges. It was capable of full-automatic fire. It is a variant of the semiautomatic M1 carbine issued to personnel needing a lightweight weapon, rather than issued to most infantry soldiers.