Thompson submachine gun

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Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45
Campbell Thompson.jpg
Thompson wi foreairm grip an drum magazine
TeepSubmachine gun
Place o oreeginUnitit States
Service history
In service1938–1971 (offeecially, U.S. militar) 1938–present (ither kintras)
Wars
Production history
DesignerJohn T. Thompson
Designed1917–1920
Manufacturer
Produced1921–1945
No. biggitApproximately 1.75 million o aw variants,[7] includin:
  • 562,511 M1928A1
  • 285,480 M1
  • 539,143 M1A1
VariantsSee 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)
ActionBlowback, Blish Lock
Rate o fire600–725 rpm (M1928),[8] 700-800 rpm (M1A1),[9] 1500 rpm (M1919)
Muzzle velocity935 ft/s (285 m/s)
Effective firin range150m[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