MP-38

The Maschinenpistole 38 ("Machine pistol 38") was created after requirements from the German Army, which saw need for compact submachine gun for their vehicle crews.

Specifications

Weapon type:submachine gun
Weight:3.97 kg
Calibre & cartridge:9×19mm Parabellum
Effective range:100–200 m
Designed:1940
Designer:Heinrich Vollmer
Manufacturer:Steyr Mannlicher
Number built:1,100,000 (estimated)
Action:straight blowback, open bolt