MP40 Submachine Gun

Nations: Germany

Branch: Armed Forces, Resistance, Law Enforcement

Time Period: 1940-1945

Conflicts: WWII

Other Names: Schmeisser

Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum

Facts: Developed as an improvement to the MP38, the MP40 was the primary German submachine gun of WWII. The weapon was primarily issued to officers and non-commission officers but was Ideal for vehicle crew members as well due to its light weight and compact design with its under-folding stock. It is sometimes seen in the hands of resistance fighters in German occupied countries such as France and Holland as well.

The MP40 was made of stamped steel and was often equipped with black plastic furniture.