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The great rifle controversy : search for the ultimate infantry weapon from World War II through Vietnam and beyond

Author: Edward Clinton Ezell
Publisher: Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©1984.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Clinton Ezell
ISBN: 0811707091 9780811707091 0853686866 9780853686866
OCLC Number: 11044807
Description: xxiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The M1 rifle: the predecessor sets the pattern --
'Greater firepower --
lighter weight': the first steps towards a lightweight rifle --
Earle Harvey and the T25 rifle: the search for a lightweight rifle, part II --
Cracks in the Anglo-American alliance: 1947-56 --
Trials and tribulations: 1950-57 --
Production problems and administrative failures --
The M16 rifle: the search for an alternative to the M14 rifle --
Neither quantity nor quality --
Post-M16 rifle developments: 1963-83 --
5.56mm standardization and M16A1 product improvement: 1976-83.
Responsibility: Edward Clinton Ezell ; foreword by Eugene M. Stoner.

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