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Submachine Guns (SMG)

Bridging that special gap between pistol, machine pistol and assault rifle.

Submachine Guns (SMG)

Bridging that special gap between pistol, machine pistol and assault rifle.

OVERVIEW



The submachine gun was born from the desire of warplanners to provide the basic infantryman with the voluminous firepower of a machine gun with the portability of a pistol in the early part of the 20th Century - the requirement proved most apparent during World War 1. The first useful submachine gun design was of German origin and became the Bergmann MP18. However, it would not be until World War 2 that the submachine gun would truly take the stage as a viable infantry weapon as its use was prevalent on all sides of the conflict. The war produced the reliable American M1 Thompson, the war-winning British STEN series and the famous German MP38/MP40 types. The Germans ushered in an all-new era of submachine gun design during the Cold War years with the introduction of the excellent Heckler & Koch MP5 which went on to be used by dozens of countries the world over.


There are a total of 119 Submachine Guns (SMG) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.





#1
1998
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Agram 2000
Agram 2000
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#2
1986
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)
Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)
Compact Submachine Gun (SMG) Prototype
#3
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arsenal AD Shipka
Arsenal AD Shipka
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#4
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AUSTEN SMG
AUSTEN SMG
Submachine Gun
#5
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Benelli CB-M2
Benelli CB-M2
Semi-Caseless Submachine Gun (SMG)
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 12
Beretta Model 12
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#7
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 1918
Beretta Model 1918
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#8
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#9
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 38A
Beretta Model 38A
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#10
1986
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Model 93R
Beretta Model 93R
Machine Pistol (MP)
#11
2003
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta Mx4 Storm
Beretta Mx4 Storm
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#12
1921
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beretta OVP Modello 1918
Beretta OVP Modello 1918
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#13
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#14
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blyskawica SMG
Blyskawica SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
#15
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Brugger & Thomet MP9
Brugger & Thomet MP9
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
#16
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Calico M960
Calico M960
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#17
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#18
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#19
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3
Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#20
1951
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 23 / 24 / 25/ 26 (Samopal)
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 23 / 24 / 25/ 26 (Samopal)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#21
1961
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
#22
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Squad Support Weapon
#23
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Chongqing Changfeng CF-05
Chongqing Changfeng CF-05
Compact Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
#24
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)
Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)
Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
#25
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Colt Model 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)
Colt Model 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#26
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CSGC JS 9mm
CSGC JS 9mm
Silenced Submachine Gun (SSMG)
#27
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CZW 438 PDW
CZW 438 PDW
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon
#28
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN P90
Fabrique Nationale FN P90
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
#29
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FAMAE SAF
FAMAE SAF
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#30
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FB PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)
FB PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
#31
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#32
1988
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FEG KGP-9
FEG KGP-9
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine
#33
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
Light Machine Gun (LMG)
#34
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FNAB Model 1943
FNAB Model 1943
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#35
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Franchi LF-57
Franchi LF-57
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#36
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Giandoso TZ-45
Giandoso TZ-45
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#37
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Glock 18
Glock 18
Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Pistol
#38
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Halcon ML-63
Halcon ML-63
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#39
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5
Heckler & Koch HK MP5
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#40
1991
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) / Machine Pistol
#41
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#42
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
Suppressed Submachine Gun (SSMG)
#43
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP7
Heckler & Koch HK MP7
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
#44
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch UMP
Heckler & Koch UMP
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#45
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#46
1973
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IWI Galil ARM / SAR
IWI Galil ARM / SAR
Assault Rifle / Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
#47
1980
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IWI Mini-UZI
IWI Mini-UZI
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#48
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
#49
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IWI UZI
IWI UZI
Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#50
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Izhmash PP-19-01 (Vityaz-SN)
Izhmash PP-19-01 (Vityaz-SN)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#51
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Jatimatic
Jatimatic
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
#52
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
Assault Rifle
#53
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
Submachine Gun / Assault Carbine
#54
1991
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
#55
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KBP PP-2000
KBP PP-2000
Submachine Gun (SMG / Machine Pistol
#56
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMP AEK-919
KMP AEK-919
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#57
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)
Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)
Carbine Rifle
#58
2006
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
Compact Assault Rifle
#59
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the La France M16K (Kurz)
La France M16K (Kurz)
Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
#60
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Labora Fontbernat Model 1938
Labora Fontbernat Model 1938
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#61
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lanchester (SMG)
Lanchester (SMG)
Submachine Gun
#62
1963
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lithgow F1 SMG
Lithgow F1 SMG
Submachine Gun
#63
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the LUSA (Lusitania)
LUSA (Lusitania)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#64
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#65
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3 (Grease Gun)
M3 (Grease Gun)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#66
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#67
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#68
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#69
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Milkor BXP
Milkor BXP
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#70
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Minebea PM-9
Minebea PM-9
Machine Pistol / Submarine Gun (SMG)
#71
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mitraillette Vigneron
Mitraillette Vigneron
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#72
1960
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Model K-50M
Model K-50M
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#73
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#74
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#75
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#76
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#77
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO Type 64 SMG
NORINCO Type 64 SMG
Suppressed Submachine Gun
#78
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO Type 79
NORINCO Type 79
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#79
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NORINCO Type 85
NORINCO Type 85
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine
#80
1998
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the OFB INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
OFB INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
Assault Rifle / Light Machine Gun / Submachine Gun
#81
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Orita Model 1941
Orita Model 1941
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#82
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#83
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#84
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Pindad PM2
Pindad PM2
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#85
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PM wz. 43/52
PM wz. 43/52
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#86
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PM-84 Glauberyt
PM-84 Glauberyt
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
#87
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Port Said
Port Said
Submachine Gun
#88
1996
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#89
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PPD SMG
PPD SMG
Submachine Gun
#90
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PPS-42 / PPS-43
PPS-42 / PPS-43
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#91
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#92
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine
#93
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ruger MP9
Ruger MP9
Machine Pistol (MP) / Submachine Gun (SMG)
#94
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K1
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K1
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine Assault Weapon
#95
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K7
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K7
Silenced Submachine Gun (SSMG)
#96
2003
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) XK9 / XK10 (DS9A)
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) XK9 / XK10 (DS9A)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#97
1977
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sanna 77
Sanna 77
Semi-Automatic Submachine Gun (SMG)
#98
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SCK Model 65 / Model 66 (New Nambu M66)
SCK Model 65 / Model 66 (New Nambu M66)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#99
2013
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SIG MPX
SIG MPX
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol / Assault Carbine
#100
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SITES Spectre M4
SITES Spectre M4
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
#101
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Smith & Wesson Model 76
Smith & Wesson Model 76
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#102
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
#103
1930
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#104
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ST Kinetics (CIS) CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)
ST Kinetics (CIS) CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#105
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Star Model Si35
Star Model Si35
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#106
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Star Model Z84
Star Model Z84
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#107
1951
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Stechkin APS (Automatic Pistol Stechkin)
Stechkin APS (Automatic Pistol Stechkin)
Selective-Fire Service Pistol / Machine Pistol
#108
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the STEN SMG
STEN SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Carbine
#109
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#110
1988
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Steyr AUG Para
Steyr AUG Para
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#111
1912
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Steyr Model 1912 (M1912) / (Steyr-Hahn)
Steyr Model 1912 (M1912) / (Steyr-Hahn)
Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
#112
1969
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Steyr MPi 69
Steyr MPi 69
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
#113
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Steyr TMP
Steyr TMP
Machine Pistol (MP)
#114
1931
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
Submachine Gun
#115
1926
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tallinn Model 1923 (Arsenal M23)
Tallinn Model 1923 (Arsenal M23)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#116
2010
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#117
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#118
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
#119
1963
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)
Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)