Thompson submachine gun

The Thompson submachine gun is an American gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.

Specifications

Weapon type:Submachine gun
Weight:4.8 kg (10.6 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:.45 ACP
Effective range:150 m
Rate of fire:700 rpm
Designed:1917-1920
Designer:John T. Thompson
Number built:2.000.000
Action:Blowback, Blish Lock
In service:1938–present
Muzzle velocity:285 m/s