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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Three separate prototypes were developed, the Annihilator I (belt-fed), and the II and III, both of which were magazine-fed and were almost identical in appearance to the eventual Thompson submachine gun.
Caption: The British supplied Free Polish forces in North Africa and Italy with numbers of M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns.
While not exactly plentiful today, original Thompson submachine guns in various models remain available, though prices are out of reach for most enthusiasts.
Thompson submachine guns in all models were used in combat in every theatre of World War II.
Though he and the gang used a wide variety of weapons, Nelson's favorites seem to have been the Thompson submachine gun (often with buttstock removed, for better concealment under a coat) and custom Lebman machine pistols made up of Colt Government Models in the two calibers of the time.
Besides, neither his M1928 Thompson submachine gun or Prater's M-2 carbine were the right gun for this kind of job.
While the Thompson submachine gun was first produced in 1921, until the late 1930s only limited numbers had been obtained by the Navy, USMC and Coast Guard.
Like a Luger or a Thompson submachine gun, the Gat has a distinctive profile.
The Thompson submachine gun began shipping two days after the World War I armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.
One of the men was armed with a Thompson submachine gun.