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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It was about four pounds lighter than an M1A1 Thompson and 8" shorter.
For instance, the bolts on M1 and M1A1 Thompsons are interchangeable but they cannot be switched with earlier versions.
Thousands of M1928A1, M1 and M1A1 Thompsons were provided to Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalist government in 1947-1948 for use against the Chinese Communists, who eventually assumed control of the country in 1949.