Thompson submachine gun

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Thompson submachine gun

[′täm·sən ¦səb·mə′shēn ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Caliber-.45, air-cooled automatic weapon that can be carried and operated by one person.
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Having my own I did minimal shooting with them so everyone else could get several turns with things like an M1A1 Thompson, an Model 1928A1 Thompson, a German MP40, an M3A1 "grease gun" and a STEN Mk V.
It was about four pounds lighter than an M1A1 Thompson and 8" shorter.
M1 and M1A1 Thompsons were not capable of taking drum magazines, but the TA5 will take either drum or stick magazines.