Thompson submachine gun

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Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45
Campbell Thompson.jpg
Thompson wi foreairm grip an drum magazine
Teep Submachine gun
Place o oreegin Unitit States
Service history
In service

1938–1971 (offeecially, U.S. militar)

1938–present (ither kintras)
Wars
Production history
Designer John T. Thompson
Designed 1917–1920
Manufacturer
Produced 1921–1945
No. biggit Approximately 1.75 million o aw variants,[7] includin:
  • 562,511 M1928A1
  • 285,480 M1
  • 539,143 M1A1
Variants See Variants section
Specifications
Wecht
  • 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) emptie (M1928A1)[8]
  • 10 lb (4.5 kg) emptie (M1A1)
[9]
Lenth
  • 33.7 in (860 mm) (M1928A1 wi compensator)[8]
  • 31.9 in (810 mm) (M1/M1A1)[9]
Baurel lenth
  • 10.52 in (267 mm)[8]
  • 12 in (300 mm) (wi Cutts compensator)

Cartridge .45 ACP (11.43×23mm)
Action Blowback, Blish Lock
Rate o fire 600–725 rpm (M1928),[8] 700-800 rpm (M1A1),[9] 1500 rpm (M1919)
Muzzle velocity 935 ft/s (285 m/s)
Effective firin range 150m[10]
Feed seestem
(M1 an M1A1 models dae nae accept drum magazines)

The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, inventit bi John T. Thompson in 1918, that becam infamous in the Prohibeetion era, acomin a seegnatur wappen o various polis syndicates in the Unitit States.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Sandino Rebellion, 1927-1934". Sandinorebellion.com. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  2. Hart, p. 187–188
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bishop, Chris. Guns in Combat. Chartwell Books, Inc (1998). ISBN 0-7858-0844-2.[page needit]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun) - Submachine Gun - History, Specs and Pictures - Military, Security and Civilian Guns and Equipment". militaryfactory.com. 
  5. Sazanidis, p.293-294
  6. Hart, p. 191
  7. Yenne 2009, p. [page needit].
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 War Department (1943-10-11). TM 9-2200 Small Arms, Light Field Mortars and 20-mm Aircraft Guns. War Department. p. 59. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 War Department (1943-10-11). TM 9-2200 Small Arms, Light Field Mortars and 20-mm Aircraft Guns. War Department. p. 57. 
  10. http://world.guns.ru/smg/usa/thompson-e.html