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Submachine Guns (SMG)


Infantry Arms | The Warfighter

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

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 [ 127 ] Submachine Guns (SMG) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.




1
Picture of the Agram 2000
National Flag Graphic
1998
Agram 2000
Submachine Gun (SMG)
2
Picture of the Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)
Compact Submachine Gun (SMG) Prototype
3
Picture of the Arsenal AD Shipka
National Flag Graphic
1999
Arsenal AD Shipka
Submachine Gun (SMG)
4
Picture of the AUSTEN SMG
National Flag Graphic
1942
AUSTEN SMG
Submachine Gun
5
Picture of the Benelli CB-M2
National Flag Graphic
1982
Benelli CB-M2
Semi-Caseless Submachine Gun (SMG)
6
Picture of the Beretta Model 12
National Flag Graphic
1959
Beretta Model 12
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
7
Picture of the Beretta Model 1918
National Flag Graphic
1918
Beretta Model 1918
Submachine Gun (SMG)
8
Picture of the Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
9
Picture of the Beretta Model 38A
National Flag Graphic
1938
Beretta Model 38A
Submachine Gun (SMG)
10
Picture of the Beretta Model 93R
National Flag Graphic
1986
Beretta Model 93R
Machine Pistol (MP)
11
Picture of the Beretta Mx4 Storm
National Flag Graphic
2003
Beretta Mx4 Storm
Submachine Gun (SMG)
12
Picture of the Beretta OVP Modello 1918
National Flag Graphic
1921
Beretta OVP Modello 1918
Submachine Gun (SMG)
13
Picture of the Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
National Flag Graphic
1918
Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
14
Picture of the Blyskawica SMG
National Flag Graphic
1943
Blyskawica SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
15
Picture of the Brugger & Thomet MP9
National Flag Graphic
2004
Brugger & Thomet MP9
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
16
Picture of the Calico M960
National Flag Graphic
1990
Calico M960
Submachine Gun (SMG)
17
Picture of the Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
18
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
National Flag Graphic
1993
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
19
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3
National Flag Graphic
2001
Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
20
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 23 / 24 / 25/ 26 (Samopal)
National Flag Graphic
1951
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 23 / 24 / 25/ 26 (Samopal)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
21
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
National Flag Graphic
1961
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
22
Picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
National Flag Graphic
1938
Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Squad Support Weapon
23
Picture of the Chongqing Changfeng CF-05
National Flag Graphic
1995
Chongqing Changfeng CF-05
Compact Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
24
Picture of the Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)
National Flag Graphic
1966
Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)
Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
25
Picture of the Colt Individual Multi-Purpose Weapon (IMP)
National Flag Graphic
1972
Colt Individual Multi-Purpose Weapon (IMP)
Aircrew Survival Weapon (ASW)
26
Picture of the Colt Model 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Colt Model 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
27
Picture of the CSIG JS 9mm
National Flag Graphic
2006
CSIG JS 9mm
Silenced Submachine Gun (SSMG)
28
Picture of the CSIG QCW-05 (Type 05 SSMG)
National Flag Graphic
2005
CSIG QCW-05 (Type 05 SSMG)
Suppressed Submachine Gun (SSMG)
29
Picture of the CZW 438 PDW
National Flag Graphic
2002
CZW 438 PDW
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon
30
Picture of the Extar EP9
National Flag Graphic
2018
Extar EP9
Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
31
Picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN P90
National Flag Graphic
1990
Fabrique Nationale FN P90
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
32
Picture of the FAMAE SAF
National Flag Graphic
1993
FAMAE SAF
Submachine Gun (SMG)
33
Picture of the FB PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)
National Flag Graphic
1965
FB PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
34
Picture of the FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
National Flag Graphic
1948
FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
35
Picture of the FEG KGP-9
National Flag Graphic
1988
FEG KGP-9
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine
36
Picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
National Flag Graphic
1915
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
Light Machine Gun (LMG)
37
Picture of the FNAB Model 1943
National Flag Graphic
1943
FNAB Model 1943
Submachine Gun (SMG)
38
Picture of the Franchi LF-57
National Flag Graphic
1956
Franchi LF-57
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
39
Picture of the Giandoso TZ-45
National Flag Graphic
1944
Giandoso TZ-45
Submachine Gun (SMG)
40
Picture of the Glock 18
National Flag Graphic
1985
Glock 18
Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Pistol
41
Picture of the Halcon ML-63
National Flag Graphic
1957
Halcon ML-63
Submachine Gun (SMG)
42
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5
National Flag Graphic
1966
Heckler & Koch HK MP5
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
43
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
National Flag Graphic
1991
Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) / Machine Pistol
44
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
National Flag Graphic
1983
Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
Submachine Gun (SMG)
45
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
National Flag Graphic
1974
Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
Suppressed Submachine Gun (SSMG)
46
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP7
National Flag Graphic
2001
Heckler & Koch HK MP7
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
47
Picture of the Heckler & Koch UMP (Universal Machine Pistol)
National Flag Graphic
1999
Heckler & Koch UMP (Universal Machine Pistol)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
48
Picture of the Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
National Flag Graphic
1970
Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
49
Picture of the IWI Galil ARM / SAR
National Flag Graphic
1973
IWI Galil ARM / SAR
Assault Rifle / Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
50
Picture of the IWI Mini-UZI
National Flag Graphic
1980
IWI Mini-UZI
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
51
Picture of the IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
National Flag Graphic
2006
IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
52
Picture of the IWI UZI
National Flag Graphic
1950
IWI UZI
Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
53
Picture of the Izhmash PP-19-01 (Vityaz-SN)
National Flag Graphic
2008
Izhmash PP-19-01 (Vityaz-SN)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
54
Picture of the Jatimatic
National Flag Graphic
1983
Jatimatic
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
55
Picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
National Flag Graphic
2014
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
Assault Rifle
56
Picture of the Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
National Flag Graphic
1983
Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
Submachine Gun / Assault Carbine
57
Picture of the Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
National Flag Graphic
1991
Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
58
Picture of the KBP PP-2000
National Flag Graphic
2006
KBP PP-2000
Submachine Gun (SMG / Machine Pistol
59
Picture of the KMP AEK-919
National Flag Graphic
1995
KMP AEK-919
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
60
Picture of the Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)
National Flag Graphic
2004
Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)
Carbine Rifle
61
Picture of the Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
National Flag Graphic
2006
Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
Compact Assault Rifle
62
Picture of the La France M16K (Kurz)
National Flag Graphic
1982
La France M16K (Kurz)
Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)
63
Picture of the Labora Fontbernat Model 1938
National Flag Graphic
1939
Labora Fontbernat Model 1938
Submachine Gun (SMG)
64
Picture of the Lanchester (SMG)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Lanchester (SMG)
Submachine Gun
65
Picture of the Lithgow F1 SMG
National Flag Graphic
1963
Lithgow F1 SMG
Submachine Gun
66
Picture of the LUSA (Lusitania)
National Flag Graphic
1983
LUSA (Lusitania)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
67
Picture of the M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
National Flag Graphic
1938
M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
68
Picture of the M3 (Grease Gun)
National Flag Graphic
1943
M3 (Grease Gun)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
69
Picture of the M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
National Flag Graphic
1944
M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
Submachine Gun (SMG)
70
Picture of the Marlin M2 Hyde (Hyde-Inland / US SMG Cal 45 M2)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Marlin M2 Hyde (Hyde-Inland / US SMG Cal 45 M2)
Submachine Gun
71
Picture of the MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
National Flag Graphic
1939
MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
72
Picture of the MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
National Flag Graphic
1949
MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
73
Picture of the Milkor BXP
National Flag Graphic
1984
Milkor BXP
Submachine Gun (SMG)
74
Picture of the Minebea PM-9
National Flag Graphic
1990
Minebea PM-9
Machine Pistol / Submarine Gun (SMG)
75
Picture of the Mitraillette Vigneron
National Flag Graphic
1953
Mitraillette Vigneron
Submachine Gun (SMG)
76
Picture of the Model K-50M
National Flag Graphic
1960
Model K-50M
Submachine Gun (SMG)
77
Picture of the MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
National Flag Graphic
1945
MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
78
Picture of the MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
National Flag Graphic
1938
MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
79
Picture of the MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
National Flag Graphic
1940
MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
80
Picture of the MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
National Flag Graphic
1941
MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
81
Picture of the NORINCO Type 64 SMG
National Flag Graphic
1966
NORINCO Type 64 SMG
Suppressed Submachine Gun
82
Picture of the NORINCO Type 79
National Flag Graphic
1981
NORINCO Type 79
Submachine Gun (SMG)
83
Picture of the NORINCO Type 85
National Flag Graphic
1985
NORINCO Type 85
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Assault Carbine
84
Picture of the OFB INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
National Flag Graphic
1998
OFB INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
Assault Rifle / Light Machine Gun / Submachine Gun
85
Picture of the Orita Model 1941
National Flag Graphic
1943
Orita Model 1941
Submachine Gun (SMG)
86
Picture of the Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
87
Picture of the PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
National Flag Graphic
1974
PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
Submachine Gun (SMG)
88
Picture of the Pindad PM2
National Flag Graphic
2014
Pindad PM2
Submachine Gun (SMG)
89
Picture of the PM wz. 43/52
National Flag Graphic
1952
PM wz. 43/52
Submachine Gun (SMG)
90
Picture of the PM-84 Glauberyt
National Flag Graphic
1984
PM-84 Glauberyt
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
91
Picture of the Port Said
National Flag Graphic
1950
Port Said
Submachine Gun
92
Picture of the PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
National Flag Graphic
1996
PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
93
Picture of the PPD SMG
National Flag Graphic
1935
PPD SMG
Submachine Gun
94
Picture of the PPS-42 / PPS-43
National Flag Graphic
1942
PPS-42 / PPS-43
Submachine Gun (SMG)
95
Picture of the PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
National Flag Graphic
1941
PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
96
Picture of the Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine
97
Picture of the Rexim-Favor
National Flag Graphic
1955
Rexim-Favor
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
98
Picture of the Ruger MP9
National Flag Graphic
1995
Ruger MP9
Machine Pistol (MP) / Submachine Gun (SMG)
99
Picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) XK9 / XK10 (DS9A)
National Flag Graphic
2003
S&T Motiv (Daewoo) XK9 / XK10 (DS9A)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
100
Picture of the Sanna 77
National Flag Graphic
1977
Sanna 77
Semi-Automatic Submachine Gun (SMG)
101
Picture of the SCK Model 65 / Model 66 (New Nambu M66)
National Flag Graphic
1965
SCK Model 65 / Model 66 (New Nambu M66)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
102
Picture of the SIG MPX
National Flag Graphic
2013
SIG MPX
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol / Assault Carbine
103
Picture of the SIG-Sauer MPX Copperhead
National Flag Graphic
2022
SIG-Sauer MPX Copperhead
Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)
104
Picture of the SITES Spectre M4
National Flag Graphic
1984
SITES Spectre M4
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
105
Picture of the Smith & Wesson Model 76
National Flag Graphic
1967
Smith & Wesson Model 76
Submachine Gun (SMG)
106
Picture of the SNT Motiv K1
National Flag Graphic
1981
SNT Motiv K1
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine Assault Weapon
107
Picture of the SNT Motiv K7
National Flag Graphic
2001
SNT Motiv K7
Silenced Submachine Gun (SSMG)
108
Picture of the SNT Motiv STSM21
National Flag Graphic
2024
SNT Motiv STSM21
Modular Submachine Gun (SMG)
109
Picture of the SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
National Flag Graphic
1984
SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol
110
Picture of the Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
National Flag Graphic
1930
Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
111
Picture of the ST Kinetics (CIS) CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)
National Flag Graphic
2008
ST Kinetics (CIS) CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
112
Picture of the Star Model Si35
National Flag Graphic
1935
Star Model Si35
Submachine Gun (SMG)
113
Picture of the Star Model Z84
National Flag Graphic
1984
Star Model Z84
Submachine Gun (SMG)
114
Picture of the Stechkin APS (Automatic Pistol Stechkin)
National Flag Graphic
1951
Stechkin APS (Automatic Pistol Stechkin)
Selective-Fire Service Pistol / Machine Pistol
115
Picture of the STEN SMG
National Flag Graphic
1941
STEN SMG
Submachine Gun / Machine Carbine
116
Picture of the Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
117
Picture of the Steyr AUG Para
National Flag Graphic
1988
Steyr AUG Para
Submachine Gun (SMG)
118
Picture of the Steyr Model 1912 (M1912) / (Steyr-Hahn)
National Flag Graphic
1912
Steyr Model 1912 (M1912) / (Steyr-Hahn)
Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
119
Picture of the Steyr MPi 69
National Flag Graphic
1969
Steyr MPi 69
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
120
Picture of the Steyr TMP
National Flag Graphic
1993
Steyr TMP
Machine Pistol (MP)
121
Picture of the Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
National Flag Graphic
1931
Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
122
Picture of the Tallinn Model 1923 (Arsenal M23)
National Flag Graphic
1926
Tallinn Model 1923 (Arsenal M23)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
123
Picture of the TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
National Flag Graphic
2010
TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
124
Picture of the Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
125
Picture of the Type 77
National Flag Graphic
1985
Type 77
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol
126
Picture of the United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
National Flag Graphic
1942
United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
Submachine Gun (SMG)
127
Picture of the Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)
National Flag Graphic
1963
Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)
Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)
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