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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Describing the wartime scenes Prof Aldrich says: "The royal family and equerries are all practising with pistols, rifles and Churchill's Tommy gun. The Queen Mother enjoys taking pot-shots at rats in Buckingham Palace's gardens.
Models 1928, 1928A1, M1 and M1A1 Thompson SMGs (collectively called Tommy Guns) were not the greatest design.
IBO Super Middle Weight champion Isaac 'Golden Boy' Chilembe, is set to defend his title against Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen in a 12 round bout at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg South Africa.
Push through the back of an antique phone booth in the corner, though, and you enter Prohibition, a '20s-style joint with a tommy gun behind the bar, Jazz Age greats on the stereo, papered-over windows, and a list of wines, plus wine cocktails like Bubbles LaRue and the Bogart Breeze.
Cut off and facing three Mk V Panther tanks, two self-propelled guns, and more than 30 German infantrymen, Smith took out one Panther firing a PIAT (Projector, Infantry Anti-Tank) at point-blank range, then mowed down the advancing infantry with a Tommy gun, all the while shielding a badly wounded comrade.
The famous "Tommy Gun" brought to heel, explained, investigated, dismembered, reassembled and categorised--all in 48 pages.
One can see that a Tommy gun has been left behind, leaning against the now-dead policeman.
As Heydrich's open-topped car swept through Prague one morning, Gabcik, armed with a Tommy gun, ran towards the vehicle and opened fire - but the gun jammed.
This summer, Anqelina Jolie, playing Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movie, will smite villains with her tommy gun as she goes airborne on a motorcycle.
If you've ever shot an original "Tommy Gun" or owned one of Auto-Ordnance's M1927A1 semiautos, it could be argued that the best reason to own one that fires .22LR is that it doesn't require a fortune to shoot.
Many times when people hear that I own a "Tommy gun" their eyes light up and they say, "Do you have one of those round magazines for it?" Up to the 1942 redesigned M1 and M1A1 versions, all Tommy guns indeed could use the 50- and 100-round drum magazines.
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