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The EM-2 rifle, which has a certain mythological status in British firearms history, was designed in the late 1940s by Kazimierz Stefan Januszewski, a Polish immigrant who worked for a British arms development company. (Januszewski, who became a naturalized British citizen after World War II, officially changed his name to Stephen Kenneth Janson in 1950). The weapon he created contains modern elements that together break the mold of the standard service rifle. The bullpup design allowed the trigger to be placed behind the trigger, while still keeping the barrel at full length and reducing the overall length of the gun. The rectilinear design between the barrel and the stock was ideally suited to controlling the recoil of automatic fire. The viewer was part of the standard equipment. The .280 Enfield cartridge offered decent performance at real combat distances of 300 to 400 yards.

In 1951, the EM-2-7mm No.9 automatic rifle was officially introduced in the United Kingdom as a new service rifle, replacing the Lee-Enfield No.4 rifle. However, only 50 EM-2s were produced before British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stopped production, in part because the United States rejected the .280 cartridge to standardize NATO forces on a single cartridge, and because it believed that a fully automatic rifle would lead to excessive ammunition consumption. Finally, the next British rifle is the FN FAL, a semi-automatic rifle in 7.62×51mm NATO caliber, known in British service as the L1A1.

Even today, some consider the EM-2 one of the best weapons of the early postwar era, attributing its failure to politics rather than futuristic design. It was certainly good, but not perfect – it had a bad trigger, and there were other, perhaps better, assault rifles. Given the later characteristics of the remarkable FN FAL, Churchill may well have made the right decision. MHQ

Chris McNab is a military historian living in the United Kingdom. His latest book is The M4 Carbine (Osprey Publishing, 2021).

This article appeared in the Spring 2021 issue (Vol. 33, No. 3) of MHQ-The Quarterly Journal of Military History with the title: Armament control EM-2

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