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WW2 Submachine Guns

Born in the trenches of World War 1, the Submachine Gun became a refined instrument of war during World War 2.

There are a total of 25 WW2 Submachine Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

1942
AUSTEN SMG
With the impending Japanese threat to Australia, and its allies in the United States and Britain tied up with other pressing ...

1918
Beretta Model 1918
While the Italians developed and issued the first submachine gun in World War 1, it was hardly used quintessential submachine...

1938
Beretta Model 38
The Beretta Model 38/42 tried to build upon the Beretta Model 38A, which proved to be too expensive to produce in a wartime e...

1918
Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
While much of the attention of early submachine guns is ultimately paid to the Germans and their MP18 (Maschinenpistole 18), ...

1943
Blyskawica SMG
Under Adolf Hitler's direction, the German military began the invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to officially begin W...

1938
Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
The ZK-383 was a local Czech development of a submachine gun system brought about prior to World War 2. It combined the styli...

1941
Lanchester (SMG)
After the heroic evacuation of the Dunkirk survivors and the subsequent Fall of France in 1940, the British future was an unn...

1938
M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
The Thompson series of submachine guns (not quite a pistol yet not a full-fledged machine gun) began life in 1919 following W...

1943
M3 (Grease Gun)
The M3 "Grease Gun" was an economical weapons design meant to arm large quantities of American troops with large quantities o...

1944
M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
Designed in 1942 with serial production beginning in 1943, the original M3/M3A1 "Grease Gun" submachine gun (SMG) series was ...

1939
MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
World War 1 introduced the concept of "machine pistols" to help bridge the gap between the portable pistol sidearm and the le...

1945
MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
1945 proved a disastrous year for the German military. By April, Hitler's territories had shrunk to previously-unthinkable le...

1938
MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
The MP38 served as the predecessor to the well known MP40 series of mass-produced submachine guns developed by the Germans in...

1940
MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
As the original German Army MP38 submachine gun series proving a success, it was also too expensive for war time production. ...

1918

1941
Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Despite its obvious battlefield value today, world militaries took some time to warm up to the idea of procuring and fielding...

1935
PPD SMG
The submachine became a Soviet Army staple in World War 2 when automatic weapons were selected ahead of slower-firing bolt-ac...

1942
PPS-42 / PPS-43 SMG
The PPS submachine gun was designed by Leningrad engineer A. I. Sudarev in 1942. Leningrad was encircled by the might of the ...

1941
PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
The Soviet Army began experimentation of submachine gun class weapons in the latter half of the 1920s. By the time of World W...

1941
Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Before the arrival of the various storied American firearms of World War 2 such as the M1 Thompson, M1 Garand and M1 Carbine,...

1941
STEN SMG
The British STEN submachine gun is one of those rare firearms in history that was born of desperation and turned into a war-w...

1944
Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
The submachine gun was developed as early as World War 1 but was not featured prominently in the battles of the industrial wo...

1934

1931
Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
When World War 2 began in September of 1939, Poland was split into two halves by the victors - the Nazi Germans took the West...

1942
Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Despite their far-reaching strategic and tactical advances in the early stages of World War 2, the Imperial Japanese Army was...
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