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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

"Green lemon posted a few interesting pictures on Twitter. It seems we're looking at an MP40 sub-machine gun in Syria. The markings on the machine gun suggest it was made in the late Styer production, 1942. One benefit with this gun (versus an Stg 44 which are also…"


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whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 4:28 p.m. PST

Pointing a potentially loaded weapon at his driver?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 4:31 p.m. PST

Test fired one two years ago: difficult to control and definitely has a 'learning curve' although not as bad as the Thompson.

Terrement Inactive Member06 Apr 2017 4:34 p.m. PST


StarCruiser06 Apr 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

Both the MP-40 and Thompson are legends for a good reason…they both made history.

It just happens that both are quite sturdy and reliable as well.

Cyrus the Great06 Apr 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

An unofficial favorite for some U.S. personnel in Viet Nam.

Lion in the Stars07 Apr 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

Sturdy, reliable, and fires readily-available ammunition. What's not to like?

SGT Yuengling07 Apr 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

The Thompson's heavy .45 round was perfect for jungles, and short range combat with is heavy 250 grain bullets.

Steve Wilcox07 Apr 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

The Forgotten Weapons guys highly praised the MP40 in a video back in February:

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Interestingly, from photo's, it seems everyone appreciated the enemy's SMG.

You can find Americans, Brits and Soviets all toting the odd MP40, while plenty of Germans got their hands on PPSH's and Sten guns.

The shade of green improving with the distance to the grass no doubt :)

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

@ Weasal

Undoubtedly, true. There's also the age old (from Homer's Iliad, at least) custom of stripping weapons & equipment from dead enemies to prove your prowess.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

Plus, if the TO&E only authorizes you one gun, you can "authorize" a few extra from an enemy trench :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 12:02 p.m. PST



Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 1:09 a.m. PST

Well the luger was a priced trophy during WW2 for the allies, even tho it's totally crap next to the 1911

Bangorstu Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 4:18 a.m. PST

Weasel – everyone thinks the enemy has better weapons, if only because you rarely get to see how effective your own ones are….

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