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PPSh41 Sub Machine Gun

Soviet 7.62mm submachine gun designed by Georgiy Shpagin in 1941

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Specifications
aa.Weapon7.62-mm Submachine Gun, PPSh-41
abDescriptionThe PPSh-41 is a Soviet submachine gun is a magazine-fed selective fire submachine gun using an open bolt, blowback action. Made largely of stamped steel, it can be loaded with either a box or drum magazine and fires the 7.62x25mm Tokarev pistol round.
ac.TypeSubmachine gun
ad.Calibre7.62 x 25mm
ae.Overall Length843 mm (33.2 in)
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew1
ai.Country of OriginSoviet Union
aj.Ammunition7.62x25mm Tokarev
ak.Effective Range (HE)125 - 150 m
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE)488 m/s (1,600.6 ft/s)
ba.Feed Mechanism35-round box magazine or 71-round drum magazine
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire900 to over 1,000 rounds/min
be.SightsIron sights
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length269 mm (10.6 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationBlowback, open bolt
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.DesignerGeorgy Shpagin
ckDesigned1941
cl.ManufacturerNumerous
cm.Produced1941-1947 (USSR)
cn.VariantsType 50: A Chinese-made version of the PPSh-41; Type 49: A North Korean made version of the PPSh-41; K-50M: A Vietnamese-made submachine gun based on the Type 50s supplied by China during the Vietnam War; MP41(r): A captured PPSh-41 converted to 9x19mm Parabellum caliber for use by German forces; MP717(r): A captured, unconverted PPSh-41 placed in German service and supplied with 7.63x25mm Mauser ammunition; M-49: A Yugoslavian produced variant of the PPSh-41 design; PPS-50: A semi-automatic manufactured by Pietta; VPO-135: A semi-automatic version of the PPSh-41 from Russia.
co.In Service1941-1960s (USSR); 1941-present (Other countries)
cp.ProliferationWidespread
 
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