MP 40

The Maschinepistole 40 gained its 'inpopularity' as a weapon developed in Nazi Germany, used by German troops during World War II. The culture has portrayed the MP40 as the most common weapon of German soldiers, what is actually incorrect. Due to its reputation, it can be seen in many movies, which are dedicated to World War II. and in popular video games.

Specifications

Weapon type:Full-auto submachine gun
Weight:4 kg (8.82 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:9x19mm Parabellum
Capacity:32 rounds
Effective range:100 m
Rate of fire:500 rounds/min
Designed:1938
Designer:Heinrich Vollmer
Manufacturer:Erma Werke
Number built:Approx. 1 million
Action:Straight blowback, open bolt
In service:1938–1945
Muzzle velocity:400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)